Download A Modern Method for Guitar - Volume 1 by William Leavitt PDF

By William Leavitt

ISBN-10: 0793545110

ISBN-13: 9780793545117

This functional, entire approach is used because the easy textual content for the guitar application on the Berklee university of track. quantity One builds a superb starting place for starting guitarists and contours a complete diversity of guitar and tune basics, together with: scales, melodic experiences, chord and arpeggio experiences, tips on how to learn tune, particular routines for constructing procedure in either arms, voice top utilizing portable chord kinds, and extra.

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A - N A T U R A L MINOR (All notes exactly the same as its relative, C M a j o r ) - We now begin to observe that many chords have more than one fingering. The choice of which one to use generally depends upon the chord fingerings that immediately preceed and/or follow. In the" following exercise use the large diagrams OR the smaller optional fingerings in sequence - DO NOT MIX THEM. . Smooth, melodic rhythm accompaniment depends on the number of chord forms mastered. (1st pos. F and G scales contain two octaves - play all patterns in BOTH octaves) Be sure to observe the tempo changes.

1st pos. F and G scales contain two octaves - play all patterns in BOTH octaves) Be sure to observe the tempo changes. Also, vary the "DYNAMICS" (degrees of volume, loud and soft) to make the music more interesting to listen to. REVIEW ALL MATERIAL Of course having only eleven chord forms at your command will cause you to move up and down the fingerboard much more than is desirable for good rhythm playing. The more forms you know - the less distance you have to travel, and the more melodic your rhythm playing can become.

A POSITION ON THE FINGERBOARD (STRICTLY SPEAKING) OCCUPIES FOUR ADJACENT FRETS. SOME SCALES HAVE ONE OR MORE NOTES THAT FALL OUTSIDE THIS FOUR FRET AREA AND THESE NOTES ARE TO BE PLAYED BY REACHING OUT WITH THE 1st OR 4th FINGER WITHOUT SHIFTING THE ENTIRE HAND. i. e. FINGER STRETCH OR F. S. . WHEN THE OUT OF POSITION NOTE IS A SCALE TONE THE F. S. IS DETERMINED BY THE FINGERING TYPE. (FINGERING TYPE I = 1st FINGER STRETCH, TYPE IV = 4th F. S. ) WHEN THE OUT OF POSITION NOTE IS NOT A SCALE TONE AND MOVING UPWARD USE F.

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