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Sound Innovations for Guitar, Book 1 (Volume 1)

Sound Innovations for Guitar - Learn How to Play Guitar with This Revolutionary Method for Individual or Class Instruction

Aaron Stang & Bill Purse

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Here is the revolutionary new e-book version of Sound Innovations for Guitar, Book 1, the ground-breaking new guitar method that Guitar World magazine said “is made for people who love guitar music and live in the real, modern world.”

This innovative e-book places everything you need all right in front of you on each page, accessible with a quick tap of the finger: easy-to-read and play lessons, embedded up-close video lessons and demonstrations, and play-along audio tracks. The Sound Innovations guitar method combines solid pedagogy with a focus on real-world guitar skills such as strumming and fingerpicking, pivotal rock and blues riffs, improvising, reading music, and music theory. The included audio demonstrates every example and song in the book, and specialized instructional tracks feature concise explanations and demonstrations of new concepts and techniques.

Volume 1 covers beginning bass line/rock riffs; notes on strings 6, 5, 4, and 3; pick and fingerstyle playing; interesting basic power chords; rock progressions; ensembles; classic folk songs; and originals. Volume 2 continues with notes on strings 2 and 1; alternate picking; Flamenco, classical, and rock songs; beginning music theory; and playing by ear. Volume 3 focuses on bringing everything together with cool-sounding repertoire drawn from jazz, classical, folk, rock, and blues.

“It’s about freakin’ time! Finally, somebody came out with a beginner instructional guitar method book series for adults and teenagers alike that’s not an outdated, depressing turn-off that makes you want to throw your guitar off a cliff after having struggled to learn embarrassingly unsatisfying versions of the audience favorites ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’ and ‘Three Blind Mice.’ Sound Innovations for Guitar is a thoughtfully conceived and well executed series of guitar method books ... that is made for people who love guitar music and live in the real, modern world. It is a tool that engages your interest and harnesses your intuition, various senses, and different modes of learning, as well as the latest digital technology, to get you playing things that you will be eager to practice and proud to show off.” —Jimmy Brown, Senior Music Editor, Guitar World magazine

What's New in Version 1.0.3

*Minor bug fixes


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Sound Innovations for Guitar, Book 1 (Volume 1)
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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPad and Mac.
  • Category: Textbooks
  • Published: Sep 12, 2013
  • Publisher: Alfred Music
  • Seller: Alfred Music
  • Print Length: 18 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Sound Innovations for Guitar
  • Version: 1.0.3
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 3 or later and iOS 5.1 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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