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Guitar Strumming for Intermediate & Upward with Audio & Video

Strumming the Guitar

by Gareth Evans


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Strumming the Guitar Book 2 is a detailed course for intermediate level and upward focusing solely on the subject of guitar strumming. This book goes beyond the basics, covering power chords, strumming in 3/4 time, barre chords, swing feel, early chord changes, using a capo to change key, using a capo to avoid barre chords, muted strums and 16th note strumming in 4/4 time and 6/8 time. Throughout the book as the difficulty level progresses, separate sections take on strumming alone, changing chords alone and coordinating chord changes while strumming, therefore maintaining a thorough approach with components broken down at every level.
Guitar Strumming Techniques - Advice is given on how to fret and strum power chords, barre chords (major, minor and dominant 7th) and how to refer to the root note to find them, using a capo and muted strumming. All with purpose made diagrams and professionally hand drawn illustrations.
Guitar Strumming Patterns - 158 different guitar strumming patterns that can be used throughout the book, all written with easy to understand, graphical, strumming diagrams. These include 70 strumming patterns in 4/4 time, 22 strumming patterns in 3/4 time, 20 muted strumming patterns, 24 sixteenth note strumming patterns in 6/8 time and 22 sixteenth note strumming patterns in 4/4 time.
Chord Changes - Over 100 chords are used to facilitate what the book teaches about strumming, divided into fourteen groups of chord changes. From simpler chords such as A major to more advanced ones such as A7sus2/G and lots more inbetween.
Strumming Exercises and Study Pieces - Every section includes strumming exercises that combine chord changes with strumming, each section concluding with a musical study piece using the skills learnt in styles of Grunge, UK Modern Alternative, Jig, Waltz, Pop, Swing Jazz, Blues, Pop Ballad and Power Ballad. There are 70+ strumming exercises and 15 musical study pieces, while more combinations can be found by selecting from the 158 given strumming patterns to use with them.
Audio and Video - All exercises and musical study pieces are demonstrated with audio (downloadable 149 MB). All study pieces have a backing audio track for you to play over. Online videos (7 in total size of 90.8 MB) are also used to enhance explanations.
Please Note: The eBook includes musical pieces so is not suitable for smaller screens.

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Intuition Publications
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Strumming the Guitar


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Gareth Evans (Author)

Gareth started learning guitar at age 8 and by age 10 was playing guitar in the orchestral pit with the teachers for school plays playing guitar chords like Dom 9th, diminished and major 7th. At age 13 he achieved grade 5 classical guitar with hon...

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