Produced by the award-winning maranGraphics group, Maran" s Illustrated Guide to Guitar is a valuable resource to a wide range of readers""from those who want to play a few songs with their family around the campfire to those who aspire to become serious musicians or rock stars. Maran" s Illustrated Guide to Guitar shows you the best way to perform each task, while the full-color photographs, music examples and clear, step-by-step instructions walk you through each task from beginning to end. Thorough topic introductions and useful tips provide additional information and advice to help enhance your guitar experience. Maran" s Illustrated Guide to Guitar is packed with essential information for readers who are picking up a guitar for the first time, and will provide more experienced players with a refresher course on the basics and the opportunity to add more advanced techniques to their repertoire. Maran" s Illustrated Guide to Guitar will cost less than the price of one private guitar lesson.
A unique two-page spread, hundreds of full-color photographs, illustrations and color coding that appeal to and engage visual learners and simplify the learning process.
Using simple, easy-to-understand, and concise text, this book covers topics ranging from holding a guitar and positioning the fretting hand, to more complex techniques such as playing barre chords and power chords, and incorporating articulation techniques, such as bending and vibrato. Also includes coverage on playing Blues, Rock, Folk, Country and Classical guitar.
Written using "Visual Grammar, " a proven method that combines instructions with full-color screen shots to provide the best synergistic learning experience available.
Full-color photographs are taken from a variety of different zoom settings and camera angles to maximize the impact of each photograph.
MP3 files for all chords, notes, exercises, and practice pieces featured in the book are available for download. ©2005, 320 pages.