Teach Yourself Guitar published by Santorella Publications is the first in a series including CD that was initially created as an impulse product for a typical independent “Guitar & Amp” shop. In a market flooded with similar products, we swiftly learned that our edition was more than just a quick fix for the beginner. Although titled, “Teach Yourself Guitar”, it contains much more than basic instruction. Accordingly, “Teach Yourself Guitar” has become the standard for countless educators as a private lesson study guide.
There are numerous products on the market that falsely proclaim incomprehensible results in just minutes. Unfortunately, none of these products cultivate permanent advancement. Becoming a better musician is only possible through hard work, discipline and dedication.
Our challenge was to create an approach to guitar that was easy to understand and followed a logical “step by step” progression. To truly master the guitar, one must have their eyes set on short-term goals in order to achieve long-term results. We are proud to say that we have met this challenge by providing a proven curriculum to learning the many facets of playing the guitar in this one of a kind guide.
Types of Guitars • Tuning the Guitar • Holding the Guitar • Musical Notation • Timing and Note Values • The First String-E • The Second String-B • The Third String-C • Playing Chords • It’s Time To “Rest” • Notes on the Fourth String-D • Notes on the Fifth String-A • High A • Notes on the Sixth String-E • Bass Chord Accompaniments • The F Chord Using Three Strings • Accidentals • Ascending Scales • Descending Scales • Enharmonic Notation • Arpeggios • Transposition • Major Scale and Key Signatures •Important Tablature Symbols
This series also includes; Teach Yourself Guitar, Teach Yourself Fingerpicking Guitar, Teach Yourself Lead, Guitar, Teach Yourself Rock Licks, Teach Yourself Blues, Teach Yourself Rhythm Guitar, Teach Yourself, Scales & Modes, Teach Yourself Chords & Progressions & Teach Yourself Bass Guitar(Teach Yourself Guitar, Fingerpicking Guitar & Bass Guitar have also been translated to authentic Spanish editions.)