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  • Beginning • Intermediate • Mastering

    GREG HORNE

    ACOUSTIC GUITAR

    Copyright © MMX by Alfred Music All rights reserved. Printed in USA.

    ISBN-10: 0-7390-6638-2 (Book & Online Audio) ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-6638-6 (Book & Online Audio)

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    Clockwise from upper left: Photodisc; Karen Miller; Jeff Oshiro; Planet Art. Series: Karen Miller/Ted Engelbart, Greg McKinney; Photodisc.

    Audio recorded and mastered by Collin Tilton at Bar None Studio, Cheshire, CT

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    CONTENTS Beginning Acoustic Guitar ......................................................................2

    Intermediate Acoustic Guitar ............................................................ 97

    Mastering Acoustic Guitar ................................................................ 193

    COMPLETE E D I T I O N

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Table of Contents

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR ......................................... 4

    INTRODUCTION ................................................... 5

    CHAPTER 1—GETTING STARTED 6

    Lesson 1: Getting to Know Your Tools ................................6 Lesson 2: The Notes on the Fretboard.................................8 Lesson 3: Play Some Tunes .................................................... 10

    Cows That Boogie on My Lawn ........................................... 10 This One’s Got Spots ........................................................... 11 Mary Had a Border Collie .................................................... 11

    Lesson 4: Your First Chords—D, A and G ........................ 12 Canadian Campfire Song ..................................................... 13

    Lesson 5: Changing Chords .................................................... 14 Lesson 6: More Chords—E and C ....................................... 15

    Rock’n’Roll Wonder Dog ...................................................... 15 You Move My Boogie Machine ............................................ 15

    CHAPTER 2—READING MUSIC 16

    How to Use This Chapter ....................................................... 16 Why Read Music? ....................................................................... 16 Lesson 1: The Notes and the Staff ....................................... 16 Lesson 2: The Notes on the 1st String ................................ 17 Lesson 3: The Notes on the 2nd String .............................. 18 Lesson 4: Time .......................................................................... 18 Lesson 5: Notes on the 3rd and 4th Strings ...................... 20 Lesson 6: Rests .......................................................................... 21 Lesson 7: Eighth Notes ............................................................ 22 Lesson 8: Notes on the 5th and 6th Strings ....................... 23 Lesson 9: Eighth Rests and Dotted Notes .......................... 24 Lesson 10: Adding Sharps and Flats ...................................... 25 Lesson 11: Reading Key Signatures ........................................ 26 Lesson 12:1st and 2nd Endings ............................................... 27

    Line Dancing on Mars .......................................................... 27

    CHAPTER 3—MORE NEW CHORDS 28

    Lesson 1: Minor Chords ........................................................... 28 Heavy Fog .............................................................................. 28 Heavy Fog, It Makes Me Happy ......................................... 29

    Lesson 2: The Bluegrass G Chord and a C Chord to Match ........................................................ 29

    The One-Human Garage Band ................................................ 30 Lesson 3: The Art of Strumming ............................................ 30

    Train of Dreams ...........................................................................31 Lesson 4: Country and Bluegrass Strumming ..................... 32

    Boil that Cabbage Down ...................................................... 33 Shady Grove ........................................................................... 33

    Lesson 5: Country and Bluegrass Flatpicking ...................... 34 Sail Away Ladies .................................................................... 35

    Lesson 6: Syncopated Strumming ........................................... 36 Lesson 7: Waltz Time .............................................................. 38 Amazing Grace ...................................................................... 39

    CHAPTER 4—BASIC FINGERPICKING 40

    Lesson 1: The Right-Hand Position ....................................... 40 Lesson 2: First Fingerpicking Patterns ................................... 41 Lesson 3: Alternating Bass Patterns ...................................... 42

    California Flood ...................................................................... 43 Lesson 4: Fingerpicking in Waltz Time ................................. 44

    CHAPTER 5—IMPROVISATION 45

    Lesson 1: The Major Scale ....................................................... 46 Lesson 2: The Circle of 5ths ................................................... 47 Lesson 3: Major Scale Fingerings ............................................ 48 Lesson 4: Major Scale-Degree Exercises .............................. 49 Lesson 5: Improvising with the Major Scale ........................ 49 Lesson 6: Intervals ..................................................................... 50 Lesson 7: Fingerings for Intervals ........................................... 52 Lesson 8: Harmony and Chords............................................. 58 Lesson 9: Getting Started with Improvisation..................... 60

    CHAPTER 6—THE BLUES 62

    Lesson 1: The Twelve-Bar Blues ............................................ 62 Lesson 2: Memorizing the Twelve-Bar Blues ..................... 63 Lesson 3: Blues Rhythm............................................................ 64

    Shufflin’ Through the Blues in A ......................................... 65 Lesson 4: The Minor Pentatonic Scale .................................. 66 Lesson 5: Beginning Blues Improvisation .............................. 68 Lesson 6: Bending ...................................................................... 69 Lesson 7: New Chords—The Dominant 7th ...................... 70

    7 Chord Blues ........................................................................ 70 Lesson 8: More 7th Chords—Blues in E .............................. 71

    The Twelve-Bar Blues in E.................................................... 71 Lesson 9: Minor Blues ............................................................... 72

    A Minor Blues ........................................................................ 72 Lesson 10: Minor 7th Chords ................................................. 73

    Minor 7 Blues ........................................................................ 73

    CHAPTER 7—NEW TECHNIQUES 74

    Lesson 1: Switching Chords Mid-Measure ........................... 74 Lesson 2: Split Strumming ........................................................ 75

    I Know How it Feels .............................................................. 75 Lesson 3: The Mute Stroke ..................................................... 76 Lesson 4: The Other Folk Strum ........................................... 77

    Fluttering in the Breeze ........................................................ 77 Lesson 5: Transposition .......................................................... 78 Lesson 6: Power Chords .......................................................... 80

    Rage Against the Gumball Machine .................................... 80 Lesson 7: Barre Chords ........................................................... 82

    Passing the Barre .................................................................. 83 Can I Barre a Dollar? ............................................................ 83

    Lesson 8: Hammer-ons and Pull-offs ..................................... 84 Blue Noodles on an E Chord ............................................... 85

    Lesson 9: Walking the Bass ..................................................... 86 Free Little Bird ....................................................................... 87

    CHAPTER 8—MUSICAL EXPRESSION AND ARRANGING 88

    Lesson 1: Phrasing and Dynamics ........................................... 88 Lesson 2: Creating an Arrangement ...................................... 90

    Song of the Elusive Beach Moose ....................................... 91

    APPENDIX 92

    The Wonderful Capo, the Terrible Capo ............................ 92 To Fingerpick or Not to Fingerpick ...................................... 92 Buy a Metronome! ..................................................................... 93 Help with Tuning ........................................................................ 93 Finger Strength Builders ........................................................... 94 How to Practice ......................................................................... 94 Inspirational Listening ................................................................ 96

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