Guitar Lessons in Real Time: Level Three: Master bar chords, other techniques, and the entire fretboard while playing fingerstyle and flatpicking i (Paperback)
. . . build on your basic guitar playing skills and make 3 great leaps forward into the most exciting guitar learning experience in the series yet. Level 3 of Guitar Lessons in Real Time is for the fingerstyle and flat picking (plectrum) player who has already learned basic guitar playing techniques mostly in open position, along with how to write and read music from the first two levels. Or, for anyone who has similar knowledge and experience.
Leap 1 - Master barring technique. That means using one finger to control more than a single string. This technique is mostly associated with bar chords but is incredibly effective with single note playing too. Playing bar chords is an important guitar technique that is a landmark in your guitar playing journey. Follow a series of exercises and progressively build your skills until you can play full 6-string guitar bar chords. You'll also learn slash chords and diminished chords and the chord theory behind them.
Leap 2 - Become immersed in the fretboard itself. Learn the full fretboard, memorize note names, and how to read and write them. With these tools you can tap your inner creativity and be able to write and perform more effectively. Meanwhile, a series of exercises and performance-pieces cover the whole fretboard, building playing skills and progressing as a guitarist.
Leap 3 - Add percussive sounds and slides (Glissandos) to your playing to open new ways to expresses yourself on guitar. You also learn to apply dynamics, articulations, hammer-ons and pull-offs combined with your new bar chord playing skills.
Additionally, you get practical guidance on improvisation and transposing music. And in the theory section learn about harmonized triads and four-part chords. All of this will add to your understanding so that you can use it to great effect in your own compositions.
You'll not only have a book, but also a range of online audio and visual support content available online, Guitar Lessons in Real Time: Level 3 continues this comprehensive course to take your guitar playing and musical understanding to a whole new level.
Are you ready for the next 3 great leaps in YOUR guitar playing?