No matter what your style, "Rhythm Guitar Secrets" will help you be the rhythm guitarist you want to be..
rock solid, in the pocket, and in control.
Know what the pro's know... Let veteran guitarist and teacher Richard Middleton show you the subtle yet powerful
rhythm guitar techniques that great players use to craft their parts and shape their sound.
Order the book right now, and take your playing to the next level!
Wouldn't you like to:
• Play with greater accuracy, confidence, and power
• Hear any rhythm pattern and play it back perfectly
• Play and sing at the same time with ease
• Be the guitarist that other musicians want to play with
You can! And "Rhythm Guitar Secrets" can help you do it...
This unique book will help you...
...and a lot more!
- Learn how to keep good time and play even the most
challenging strum patterns with confidence.
- Learn the basic "vocabulary" that all pop, rock and R&B guitar
rhythms are based on, so you can play rhythm patterns perfectly by ear.
- Learn how to control which strings ring and when, so you can clean up your sound
and master your dynamics.
- Learn to use simple fingerings to create great-sounding chords,
and how to mimic drum grooves on the guitar.
It's all here, in 96 pages of clear, easy-to-follow instructions and exercises,
and over 100 illustrations:
46 in-depth lessons covering basic, intermediate,
and advanced rhythm guitar techniques that will
help you be the best player you can be.
64 detailed strum patterns, 46 from songs by
well-known artists in every style... from AC/DC to
James Brown, Joni Mitchell to White Stripes.
Every strumming pattern is written both
in standard notation, and in a
unique graphic system showing when
to hit the strings and what direction
your hand should be going in — you
don't need to read music.
Plus, dozens of chords, TABS, diagrams, and photos
illustrating cool chord voicings, fingerings, rhythm
analysis, and playing tips and techniques.
From the Introduction by author Richard Middleton...
"When I was a beginning guitarist, I knew several very good players in my
neighborhood. The power of their grooves and their wide tonal and dynamic range
were qualities I longed to achieve in my own playing.
But as I watched them and tried to pick up their techniques, I was often frustrated.
The physical aspects of what they were doing were so unfamiliar to me and so subtle
as to be almost invisible. My eyes simply couldn't see what was so clear to my ears.
When I asked these players to show me what they knew, what they said was often very
vague. Whether they couldn't explain it, or wouldn't explain it, or didn't even understand
it themselves, the result for me was the same: more frustration.
Over time, I learned on my own, and gradually mastered these techniques, and many
more besides. And when I started teaching guitar students in 1988, I began the process of
revealing and explaining these techniques to others, as I had once wished someone would
explain them to me.
Over the years, I've helped hundreds of students become better rhythm guitar players. This
book is a distillation of that teaching. I hope it serves you well... Enjoy!"
Teachers: Rhythm Guitar Secrets is an ideal textbook for your
students who are working on their strumming skills.
What readers say...
What reviewers say...
"Thank you for your excellent rhythm guide. This is an incredibly helpful and thorough book.. really useful..
truly an invaluable learning tool."
- Eric, New York City
"Your book is exactly what I needed.. Your way of explaining is very much appreciated. Thanks!"|
- Tom, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
"Excellent and enormously helpful book... very clear, friendly, and easy-to understand. A must-have
for any developing guitarist."
- Kirsten, Claremont, California
"Really good stuff!"|
- David, Nashville, Tennessee
"An intelligent approach to guitar technique and instruction - great food for thought and practice.
Covers a wide breadth of styles and appeals to a wide audience. Builds a toolbox of strong rhythm technique,
and gives you power in coloring and contouring your guitar work toward more dynamic and expressive playing."
- Victory Review, Jan 2010
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doesn't provide the information you need to become a better
rhythm guitarist, just let us know within 30 days and we'll refund
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Discounts are available to private teachers, music schools and programs, and
homeschool groups who purchase in volume. Contact us
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