Even Eric Clapton started with a few basic chords. And Guitar Chords For Dummies offers guitarists of every ambition, skill level, and musical genre a key to the simplest and most complex guitar chords-over 600 in all. Illustrated with a grid showing the position of the fingers on a string, a photograph of the chord being played, and a brief comment on the chord ... Read More
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Have you always wanted to learn to play guitar? Who wouldn't? Think of Jimi Hendrix wailing away on his Stratocaster. . . Chuck Berry duck-walking across the stage to "Johnny B. Goode". . .B.B. King making his "Lucille" cry the blues. No doubt about it—guitars are cool.
Guitar For Dummies gives you everything a beginning or intermediate guitarist needs: from buying a guitar to tuning it, ... Read More
The eMedia Guitar For Dummies CD-ROM is a fun and easy way to learn guitar quickly. Learn to play acoustic or electric guitar at your own pace with techniques demonstrated in full-motion videos. Have fun playing along with live recorded songs or MIDI tracks that you can slow down or speed up.
Guitar For Dummies 2nd Edition tells you everything a beginning or intermediate guitarist needs to know: from buying a guitar to tuning it, playing it, and caring for it, this book has it all—and ... Read More
If you want to improve your timing, sharpen your technique, or get inspired by new ideas, Guitar Rhythm & Technique For Dummies breaks down the basics of reading, counting, strumming, and picking rhythms on guitar to make you an ace on the axe in no time. With the help of this friendly guide, you'll learn to play examples of eighth and sixteenth note rhythms—including common strum patterns heard ... Read More
With an approachable and engaging style, Guitar Theory For Dummies goes beyond guitar basics, presenting the guidance intermediate to advanced players need to improve their improvisational and compositional skills. Plus, with access to audio tracks and video instruction online you can master the concepts and techniques covered in the book. ... Read More
Teaches guitarists how to play 33 hard-rocking hits: Bark at the Moon • Carry On Wayward Son • Cat Scratch Fever • Cold Gin • Iron Man • Livin' on a Prayer • Rock You like a Hurricane • Smokin' in the Boys Room • We're Not Gonna Take It • You Shook Me All Night Long • more!
Everybody loves the sound of a harmonica, and the thought of learning to play one is even more appealing. The instrument's portability, versatility, and affordability make it a great choice for those interested in learning how to produce the unmistakable, signature sound found in many styles of American music. With Harmonica For Dummies, you can learn to master the harmonica faster than you ever thought ... Read More
Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies offers simple explanations on how to record music in a home studio, no matter your style, method, or sound. With expert guidance every step of the way, you'll find the answers to your questions about choosing equipment, recording tracks, editing, mixing, mastering, and more. Updated to reflect the latest home recording technology, this new edition addresses ... Read More
If you're ready to record your own musical masterpiece, then you need this fun and friendly guide. Updated to cover the latest technologies and recording techniques, this new edition shows you how to set up a home studio, record and edit your music, master it, and even distribute your songs. Experienced musician, recording engineer, teacher, and author Jeff Strong provides easy-to-understand ... Read More
Explore equipment and techniques for making top-notch recordings at home
You've picked a perfect time to start recording! From PC-based to studio-in-a-box, today's equipment lets you put together a professional quality CD right at home, if you know how to use it. This guide covers everything from microphone placement to multitracking and mastering, helping you choose the right tools and use them like a pro.
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Are you thinking of getting started in home recording? Do you want to know the latest home recording technologies? Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies will get you recording music at home in no time. It shows you how to set up a home studio, record and edit your music, master it, and even distribute your songs.
With this guide, you?ll learn how to compare studio-in-a-box, computer-based, and stand-alone ... Read More
If you are a budding or established musician looking to use your iPad or iPhone as a portable musical instrument, recording studio, or composition tool, then you've come to the right place! iPad and iPhone For Musicians For Dummies explains in plain English how to hook up your preferred instrument to your iPad or iPhone to work on music projects within a plethora of recording apps. You'll ... Read More
Where Piano For Dummies helps budding musicians to master the black-and-white musical keyboard, Keyboard For Dummieshelps them understand the possibilities that unfold when those black-and-whites are connected to state-of-the-art music technology.
Keyboard For Dummies explains the ins-and-outs of modern keyboards and helps you get the most out of their capabilities. Key content coverage includes: an overview ... Read More
Learning Guitar For Dummies provides step-by-step instructions on all the skills needed to become an accomplished guitar player. You start by learning to play in tune and in rhythm and then move on to left-hand chords and right-hand strumming patterns. From there, you apply these techniques to several different musical styles. Along the way, you discover how to develop your own practice routine and focus in on the areas you want to improve.
Apple's Logic Pro X levels the playing field, making high-quality studio recordings accessible for any musician. It's a professional-level tool with a user-friendly interface and loads of new features to keep you more organized so you can focus on creating rather than computing. Record live audio and MIDI tracks and edit faster with the new Mixer. Create your ... Read More
If you're looking for an accessible practice-based book to improve your playing, you've come to the right place. Mandolin Exercises For Dummies focuses on the skills that players often find challenging and provides tips, tricks and plenty of cool exercises that will have you picking with the best of them—or at least much better than before! ... Read More
The newest addition to the highly successful Dummies instrument-instruction line, Mandolin For Dummies gives you easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction on learning to play the mandolin. Following the time-tested Dummies format, Mandolin For Dummies provides a level of content and instruction greater than anything currently available.
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Learn over 40 songs from your favorite movies spanning the last four decades. Beloved songs include: Edelweiss * A Hard Day's Night * I am a Man of Constant Sorrow * Moon River * The Rainbow Connection * Theme from Schindler's List * Somewhere Out There * Love Theme from St. Elmo's Fire * Take My Breath Away * A Time for Us (Love Theme) * Unchained Melody * You Must Love Me * and many more.
In this fun and practical guide, you’ll learn how to match keys and chords to the mood ... Read More
Music Theory For Dummies makes music theory easy to understand, with a friendly, unintimidating overview of everything you need to know to become fluent at knocking out beats, reading musical scores, and learning to anticipate where a song should go—whether you're reading someone else's music or writing your own. Whether you're a music student or a music lover, you'll learn to read, write, and understand ... Read More
Grasp the concepts needed to compose, deconstruct, and comprehend music in this easy to navigate, digital interactive edition. Whether you’re a student of music or a music lover learn how to read, write, and understand music, as well as helpful hints on composing, arranging, and creating original melodies, harmonies, and chords. This interactive edition provides a real time learning experience through instructional videos, audio clips, shared notes ... Read More
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“Scott Speck is a great communicator of classical music…. Concert audiences and readers alike can’t help getting caught up in the joy of his subject.”
— David Styers, American Symphony Orchestra League
Opera is weird. Everybody wears makeup and sings all the time. Even when they’re singing your language, which is rare, you still can’t understand ... Read More