How to Play Acoustic Rock Guitar for Beginners DVD
In our How to Play Acoustic Rock Guitar DVD for beginners, Guitar World's own esteemed associate editor Andy Aledort teaches you the acoustic rock secrets of Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, the Beatles, John Mayer and any others!
You'll learn basic strumming patterns, fingerpicking, alternate tunings, basic and intermediate soloing and arpeggiated patterns. With more than two hours of lessons, How to Play Acoustic Rock Guitar DVD will help you play like an acoustic god in no time!
The How to Play Acoustic Rock Guitar DVD will teach you:
- Basic Strumming Patterns: First-position "cowboy chords," how to add rhythmic drive to a rhythm part and how to create interesting chord progressions in the style of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bruce Springsteen, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Jackson Browne and the Eagles
Basic Soloing: The essential scales (G major and G major pentatonic with open strings) and how to solo over simple and complex chord progressions in the style of the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers Band, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles and Eric Clapton
Using a Capo: Blending capoed and uncapoed guitar and "transposing" chord names relative to capo position as heard on "Hotel California" and "Here Comes the Sun"
Embellishing Rhythm Parts with Melodic Riffs, Added Tones and Super-Imposed Chord Voicings: Adding upper tensions/chordal extensions, basic elements of chord/melody and playing extended positions of C major pentatonic in the style of Neil Young, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour/Pink Floyd, Steve Cropper, Nuno Bettencourt and Green Day
Suspended Chords: How to create suspended forth and suspended second chords and using the A natural minor scale and the D major and minor pentatonic in the style of Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Guns 'N' Roses, Jimmy Page/Led Zeppelin, Rush, Johnny Winter and Alvin Lee
Voice Leading with "Third in the Bass": Moving through chord progressions using voice leading; alternative bass notes; transposing to different keys in the style of Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan and Leslie West
Moveable Chord Forms Against Open-String Pedal Tones: Creating effective rhythm parts with pedal tones and two- and three-note chord voicing's, and playing chordal arpeggios, alternative bass-note figures and the A Mixolydian mode in the style of Pete Townshend/the Who, Jimmy Page/Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Tom Petty and James Taylor
Acoustic Blues: Essential blues rhythm patterns, E shuffle, incorporating walking-bass patterns and how to expand on basic blues rhythm guitar ideas in the style of Freddie King, Lightnin' Hopkins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter, Robert Johnson, Jimmy Reed and Lonnie Johnson
Fingerpicking: Basic approach to developing pick-hand independence and how to elaborate on basic patterns utilizing alternating-bass notes to add rhythmic power in the style of Merle Travis, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Steven Stills, Neil Young, Kansas and Paul McCartney/the Beatles
Alternative Tunings: A complete guide to popular alternative tunings:
Drop-D (Led Zeppelin's "Ten Years Gone")
Double Drop-D (Neil Young's "Harvest Moon")
Open D (Derek Trucks, Duane Allman)
DADGAD (Jimmy Page, Bert Jansch, Alex de Grassi)
The "New Breed" (Dave Matthews and John Mayer)
Please note: This product includes a PDF booklet on the DVD and can be retrieved by opening the DVD on your computer.