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The Definitive Guitar Handbook

Posted by Ms.Tris On August - 23 - 2011

The Definitive Guitar Handbook

Hey Hey! I recently went to Borders for the closeout sale. I purchased a few books, and you know I went on the hunt for music theory stuff. I found an excellent guitar book! This has to be one of the most informative music books I have ever opened on the subject. There are tons of pictures. Plenty progressions, and scales explained. Loads of information about different genres of guitar like jazz, rock,and blues. It even covers changing strings, practice, and recording guitar. Brilliant read honestly…I really could go on for a long time and I’ve only had it two weeks.

Here are few pictures I took..and check out how thick it is 🙂 :

Amazon Book Description

The Definitive Guitar Handbook

Publication Date: March 1, 2009
“The Definitive Guitar Handbook” is a one-stop resource for anyone who wants to get to grips with playing the guitar. It is packed with practical advice on how to tackle the basics, such as simple chords and finger-picking, right through to more complex power chords, slurs, bends and slides. There are practical guides to playing all kinds of licks, riffs and rhythms, the range of effects and how to use them, and amplification. For the budding performer, top tips on stagecraft and performing live are included, as well as step-by-step guitar maintenance. There is also a useful section on recording. The guitar gods and classic guitars featured will provide inspiration, and the fantastic reference source includes an invaluable chord dictionary to widen any guitarist’s repertoire.

I paid 9.99 with 25% Off, and it looks like you can purchase even cheaper(while supporting the site 🙂 ) through amazon:

Happy Guitar Playing To All!
Pz Til Later…

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Guitar Dexterity Exercises

Posted by Ms.Tris On February - 3 - 2011

Afternoon to ya! I’m excited to say I know about three chords thoroughly on my guitar now..yay and double yay :). I stuck to my at least 2 hour practice / study. I did have to break it up between two weeks though lol… Well I am still on the quest.

My main problem is stretching my fingers to reach some notes. I am also finding my left pinky is just too stiff period! Woo Hoo for youtube. I found this video a few minutes ago. It’s all about dexterity which is needed for playing guitar and many string instruments. It will also help piano players.

Beginner Guitar Lessons – Finger Dexterity Exercise

There is a second part which can be found at :Gutar101Ramstein on Youtube. I have subscribed and will continue through his series.

I am also using this chord book. It has thousands of chords and chord progressions including pictures of the fingering:

Putting all my resources to work now. So far so good and my guitar is no longer dusty 🙂

Happy Beat Making To All!
Pz Til Later!`

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Suggested Reading:How To Read Music

Posted by Ms.Tris On July - 29 - 2010

I am sitting here in awe. I’ve had this book for over a year and finally picked it up again last Sunday. It is written so clear and I honestly learned to read a basic melody in a couple hours.

Looking at music scores has been the same as looking at foreign language for me. I learned a tiny bit of notation when I was in grade school. After a while I just got off the path and into other things. Since I started the site, I have been studying theory much more. I’ve been learning scales, notes, chords, and key signatures. I haven’t learned to read them on a “stave” (the sets of lines where music is written).

I try to explain what I am learning; here, in a way easy to understand. I also share the books and sites I use most. Most of what I’ve shared so far, only uses the alphabetical letters to write or read music. This is cool, but it really relies on memory or having to have references available. Now that I know some music theory basics, it’s time to take it to the next level, (which should have been the first level). It’s time to “read” and understand all the things mentioned above by learning music notation.

If you have the opportunity, remember it’s best to take a few courses on theory. If you are new to music theory, music notation is the way to start. I skipped around notation for many years, and my musical journey has taken me back.

This book cost around 10 bucks, and you can get from the MsTrisMusic Amazon Store:

Thanks to all who have been supporting the site by purchasing from Amazon through MsTrisMusic links

Happy Learning To All
Pz Til Later!~

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New Music Books Im Reading

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On September - 25 - 2008

I picked up 3 new music books last weekend. I started reading them on Tuesday. One is general music theory, one is guitar, and the third is for piano. All three are easy to follow, and I can already play 3 guitar chords..yaaaay…

The 3 additions are:

Instant Scale and Chord Guide For Keyboards: Full of scales and chords in all major and minor keys
How To Read Music:a guide to musical signs and a complete note directory
The First Stage Guitar Book: **< < very good!>>**

The others books below, I’ve had for a while and have recently gotten into further.

Read read read about music it helps!~

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later

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