The latest title in a series of practical music guides, this book focuses on strumming technique for guitarists of all levels. Expect to see guidance on general notation, timing and rhythm, as well as a broad selection of useful strumming patterns to try. Also included are basic chord charts and examples of different strumming styles, with tips on altering, adapting and combining them. This essential tool for guitarists is presented in a simple and clutter-free manner, and the compact, spiral-bound format is designed for easy use while practicing or performing. ©2021, 384 pages
Jake Jackson is creator, editor or contributor to over 30 music books, including 'Guitar Chords', 'Beginners Guide to Reading Music', 'The Songwriters' Rhyming Dictionary', 'Piano and Keyboard Chords', 'Scales and Modes', 'How to Play Guitar'. As guitarist and songwriter he has gigged in a number of bands, including Slice, The Harmonics and Starbank and studied a form of Flamenco guitar. He is now a heavy user of Sibelius and Logic Pro. He has created a core database of guitar learning materials which is constantly updated, and used to create a range of books and supporting websites for Flame Tree music. His music can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Pandora and all other streaming services.
Phil Dawson is a guitarist, composer and teacher whose work encompasses a variety of touring, recording, film and TV work as an instrumentalist, bandleader, music writer and producer. He's also a lecturer and mentor at a variety of educational levels, and devisor of several courses for instrumentalists, bands and studio musicians. See his work at www.phildawsonmusic.co.uk.