1st Steps for a Beginning Guitarist

Guitar Beginners

1st Steps for a Beginning Guitarist

with free audio files, MIDI files and video available online in our member's area.

Whether you watched the video above or not the Bottom Line... this book is unique. You will find no other book that presents so much information in such a clear and accessible way. Whether you learn best by reading notation, reading diagrams, watching videos or listening to audio this method has it all.

If the answer is YES then 1st Steps for the Beginning Guitarist is exactly what you have been looking for.

1st Steps for the Beginning Guitarist... is different. All guitar beginners no matter what you problem is, can get answers and you will find that a whole member's area has been created to help you get those answers along with the added bonus of a sending the author an email to get help.

Mr. Arnold is famous for his in-depth email communications with students. More importantly 100's of videos and MP3s have been created to help you through any problems. What if you are having problems playing chords so they sound good or you can't get your strumming and your chords to sync up. You need more than just an email, you need someone to show you through videos and audio files how to get past your problem. This is exactly what you get with 1st Steps for a Beginning Guitarist This is distance learning in hyperdrive. Years of questions have created a resource second to none to help you get on track!

What is inside 1st Steps for a Beginning Guitarist?

OK so you have a problem where a video or an audio file or an additional PDF would help you understand something better. Where are you going to get that information? The MEMBER'S AREA to the rescue!

Let's look at some examples of guitar beginners files found in the member's area.

Both Open and Barre Positions for Major, Minor, and Dominant Chords with videos showing common problems student have in playing these chords.

Below is a video showing you some of the common problems found with a C Major Chord.

10 graduated chord progressions to apply newly learned chords with 30 MP3s links per chord progression. These MP3s allow the student to hear the chord progression and slowly develop speed and dexterity. Each chord progression contains 3 different strumming styles using the hard rock, rock, folk, blues and country styles.

Help files: From Videos to Mp3s to Midifiles 1st Steps has it all.

Here is a couple of examples of MP3s that can be played or downloaded to help you learn each chord progression.

If you are just getting started here is an extremely slow example of "Knocking on Heaven's Door." This will help you to develop your time and give you the extra time to finger each chord.

Here is a faster example of "Knocking on Heaven's Door." As you get faster at changing chords you can play with the faster MP3s for this chord progression

Now you can graduate to playing the chords once per bar rather than once every two bars.

Then speed up the chords once every bar.

Once you have mastered these two easier rhythms you can start working on the final rhythm for the song.

Then finally you can speed up your chord progression with the final rhythm

There are 8 MP3s for each level and an extremely slow version so no matter where you are at with your playing you can find a comfortable level to start. This will really help you to master your coordination of both hands when playing chords.

So what are people saying and how to they feel about working with 1st Steps for a Beginning Guitarist?

If you are one of the many guitar beginners you can reach your goals. Keep yourself on track. Get an answer to any question that pops up. Learn some great music and have people turning their heads when you start to play.

Get 1st Steps for a Beginning Guitarist and get on the path to playing music

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Chord Workbook for Guitar Volume One

Guitar Chords

Chord Workbook for Guitar Volume One

So now it's time to learn Guitar Chords!

  • Do you need a logical system to learn the chords you need to know to play through ANY chord progression?
  • Need backing tracks to help you learn each chord progression?
  • Need a system to understand how chords are built and what notes you can add into chords for added spice and variety?
  • Need a special “secret sauce” system that will have you memorizing the chords and the guitar fretboard at the same time?
  • Need a book that will give you not only all the chords a professional guitarist needs to know but 36 cool chord progressions to apply these newly learned chords?
  • Need a system for understanding how guitarists substitute chords?
  • Want to spice up your blues playing with some new chord progressions?
  • Want to work on sight reading chord voicings?
  • Need information on the use of tensions in chords and chord progressions?
  • Need some basic theory knowledge so that you understand the structures of chords?

If the answer is YES then Chord Workbook for Guitar Volume One will give you a logical system to learning guitar chords so you can play any chord progression. You will also gain knowledge on how to reharmonize a progression and understand how chord progressions are organized.

Chord Workbook is one of Bruce Arnold's best selling books!

This book gives you all the basic chords you need to know to play any music. If you are a complete beginner all the guitar chords you need are found in this book. If you are a budding jazz guitarist you will also find all the commonly used chords with the root on the low E and A string that a professional guitarist commonly uses in their playing. More importantly you will have 36 chord progression that you can play and reference for years. The theory behind these progressions is also included so you really can start creating your own progressions or reharmonizing jazz standards at will.

This guitar chords book contains the following:

  • The basic open chord voicings used in Folk, Country and Rock.
  • Five hours and 46 minutes of backing tracks in MP3 format for the 36 chord progressions found in this book.
  • Moveable chord forms commonly used in Rock and Jazz.
  • Application of guitar chords to common 2-5-1 progressions.
  • In-depth explanation of chords and available tensions.
  • All common 7th chords with tensions.
  • In-depth reharmonization section so you can understand the theory behind chord progressions.
  • Twelve 12 Bar Blues chord progressions. One in each key.
  • Twelve 12 Bar Minor Blues chord progressions. One in each key.
  • Twelve "Rhythm Changes" chord progressions. One in each key.

Get this highly acclaimed book and really get your chord playing together with a logical well organized system

Get Started today and take your chord playing to a new level!

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Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume One

Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume One

Have you ever wished you could better understand the guitar’s fretboard, so that you could:

  • See it as a interconnected map in your mind’s eye …
  • Instantly apply that roadmap to great solos – improvised not by accident, but totally by YOUR design …
  • Understand chords and without hesitation, construct both simple and complex chords on the fly starting anywhere on the fretboard …

Can you imagine what such abilities could do for your confidence and your playing?

Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume One" creates just this type of seamless marriage between your visual knowledge of the guitar fretboard and your understanding of the music theory behind what you are playing …

Both guitar fretboard diagrams and traditional music notation are used to help you learn music theory. You can SEE, COMPARE and UNDERSTAND how notes look on your guitar fretboard and on a music staff at the same time.

This crucial combination will be your secret weapon to learning music theory quickly and easily AND retaining it with no problems.

The unique approach of this book has been used by thousands of guitarists to conquer the intricacies of the guitar fretboard. With time and application, the mystery disappears and you can not only understand music theory but also see it and know how to use it on your guitar.

This ability will revolutionize your playing …

With only a few minutes a day working with the "Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume One", you will master the ability to:

  • Pick up what others are playing on the guitar by sight more rapidly …
  • See all intervals and chords by sight on the guitar …
  • Understand music theory and be IN SYNC with your fellow musicians …
  • Make music theory a natural process as you see it on your guitar …
  • Build a solid foundation for great solos, comping and great composing …
  • See, understand and build countless chord combinations, from simple to complex, starting anywhere on your guitar fretboard …
  • Understand how the notes on the guitar fretboard relate to notes found on a music staff …
  • Understand key signatures …
  • Understand the names of all intervals …

You will also have access to the Muse-eek.com member's area where you will find free PDFs to help you learn and apply music theory.

You’ll have access to additional materials that:

  • Show all the notes found on the guitar and their related positions on the musical staff …
  • Help you further understand the two different ways to figure out the notes found in any chord type …
  • Provide exercises to apply music theory to your instrument …
  • Further your understanding of the correct method for building intervals, and naming intervals with the correct spelling …
  • Explain diatonic chords and their importance in the music you play …

Plus you’ll receive videos showing how to apply the information learned in Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume One to the guitar fretboard and help files for learning to read music. In addition, all possible alternate answers to the exercises are provided.

It's not uncommon to find guitarists who have worked through this book skipping past multiple levels of college based theory, and going into advanced placement. You will have a black belt in music theory in no time and remember it forever because it will be part of you when you play your guitar.

The Theory section of this book uses extremely simple language to explain the basics of music theory. The exercises require the student to write out the problem or example using staff notation, and then to find those notes on a guitar fretboard diagram.

This book takes the student through simple interval examples to highly complex chords, and unlike any other workbook used in academia, the answers to all problems are found in the back of the book. All theory is made to apply directly to the fretboard of the guitar, thus engraining the information in both the head and hands.

Get Started today and learn music theory and apply it directly to your guitar fretboard!

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What should I work on after Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume One?

  • Best to contact Mr. Arnold at email address at bottom of page to discuss best material to work on after Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume One.

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Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Video Course

Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume One Video Course

Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume One VIDEO Course

 

This massive course includes:

  • 130 Videos: 83 video lessons specific to each exercise, and 47
    videos with Bruce explaining the basics of Music Theory from the
    ground up, in simple, clear language.
  • PDF of Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume One - gives you
    comprehensive exercises to master music theory and its
    application to the guitar fretboard.

Plus!

These additional PDFs:

  • How to apply Music Theory.
  • Explaining Diatonic Chords and why they are important.
  • Basics of reading music
  • Writing Intervals: a clear explanation of why certain
    accidentals are used in writing music. (an important subject
    that is rarely covered)
  • All note and staff locations on the guitar fretboard.
  • How to find the right notes for the music theory exercises on
    the guitar fretboard.
  • Pages of alternate answers to many exercises, to get you
    started in the right direction.
  • Blank music exercise pages that can be used to do further
    exercises or to redo pages.

A course where:

  • Each concept presented in the text is explained again with a
    video. Bruce's clear, informative lessons will ensure that you
    understand each concept fully.
  • Each aspect of music theory is related to real music so you
    understand why it's important to know.
  • Each exercise has a video that explains each chord type and
    how you can use it in real music so you can apply it right away.
  • You are led through each idea in the book with a video that
    explains whether the concept presented is crucial information or
    just background information to give you a fuller understanding
    of the subject. This make learning much easier.
  • Each idea presented gives you concrete reasons and examples
    why the material is important which in turn gives you added
    incentive to learn it.

Why this is a must own:

  • Make music theory a language that you know naturally. No more
    thinking about note relationships. You will know it just as you
    know how to speak in your native tongue.
  • Clear up any grey areas about music theory that have hounded
    you for years.
  • Material is presented in a logical, clear and concise way.
    Nothing is assumed! No big fancy words that have you scrabbling
    to find out what they mean.
  • Understand the music from the ground up.

If you are unfamiliar with our Music Theory Workbook for Guitar
Volume One Book then you will find additional information below:

Have you ever wished you could better understand the guitar’s
fretboard, so that you could:

  • See it as an interconnected map in your mind’s eye …
  • Instantly apply that roadmap to great solos – improvised not
    by accident, but totally by YOUR design …
  • Understand chords and without hesitation, construct both
    simple and complex chords on the fly starting anywhere on the
    fretboard …
  • Can you imagine what such abilities could do for your
    confidence and your playing?

Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume One" creates just this
type of seamless marriage between your visual knowledge of the
guitar fretboard and your understanding of the music theory behind
what you are playing …

Both guitar fretboard diagrams and traditional music notation are
used to help you learn music theory. You can SEE, COMPARE and
UNDERSTAND how notes look on your guitar fretboard and on a music
staff at the same time.

This crucial combination will be your secret weapon to learning
music theory quickly and easily AND retaining it with no problems.

The unique approach of this book has been used by thousands of
guitarists to conquer the intricacies of the guitar fretboard.
With time and application, the mystery disappears and you can not
only understand music theory but also see it and know how to use
it on your guitar.



This ability will revolutionize your playing …

With only a few minutes a day working with the "Music Theory
Workbook for Guitar Volume One."

You will master the ability to:

  • Pick up what others are playing on the guitar by sight more
    rapidly …
  • See all intervals and chords by sight on the guitar …
  • Understand music theory and be IN SYNC with your fellow
    musicians …
  • Make music theory a natural process as you see it on your
    guitar …
  • Build a solid foundation for great solos, comping and great
    composing …
  • See, understand and build countless chord combinations, from
    simple to complex, starting anywhere on your guitar fretboard …
  • Understand how the notes on the guitar fretboard relate to
    notes found on a music staff …
  • Understand key signatures …
  • Understand the names of all intervals …
  • You will also have access to the Muse-eek.com member's area
    where you will find free PDFs to help you learn and apply music
    theory.

You’ll have access to additional materials that:

  • Show all the notes found on the guitar and their related
    positions on the musical staff …
  • Help you further understand the two different ways to figure
    out the notes found in any chord type …
  • Provide exercises to apply music theory to your instrument …
  • Further your understanding of the correct method for building
    intervals, and naming intervals with the correct spelling …
  • Explain diatonic chords and their importance in the music you
    play …

Plus you’ll receive videos showing how to apply the information
learned in Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume One to the
guitar fretboard and Help Files for learning to read music. In
addition, all possible alternate answers to the exercises are
provided.

It's not uncommon to find guitarists who have worked through this
book skipping past multiple levels of college theory classes, and
going into advanced placement. You will have a black belt in music
theory in no time and remember it forever because it will be part
of you when you play your guitar.

The Theory section of this book uses extremely simple language to
explain the basics of music theory. The exercises require the
student to write out the problem or example using staff notation,
and then to find those notes on a guitar fretboard diagram.

This book takes the student through simple interval examples to
highly complex chords, and unlike any other workbook used in
academia, the answers to all problems are found in the back of the
book. All theory is made to apply directly to the fretboard of the
guitar, thus engraining the information in both the head and the
hands.

Get the Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume One Video Course Today and change your whole guitar perspective!!

Get Started today and learn music theory and apply it directly to your guitar fretboard!

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Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume Two

Guitar Music theory

Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume Two

Do you need to develop a better understanding of scales and want to get away from patterns?

Have you ever wondered how the true masters of guitar can - at the drop of a hat - transform their sound from one mood to another - and mezmerize their audience?

What is the source of their amazing ability to touch the hearts and souls of total strangers?

How do they gain such hypnotic power over their listeners?

What they possess - which you can also - is a deep understanding of the CHOICES they have with music ... the different feelings and moods they can evoke depending upon their scale and chord combination choices. These are the colors on your musical palette, the tools to create great music.

Would you also like to understand, on a deep level, the 22 most important scales in music? And then have at your fingertips a rich variety of feelings you can use to weave your own rich tapestry of music?

Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume Two gives you a concise and easy to comprehend method for learning the 22 most important scales found in music. You ll be provided with worksheets where you finds the notes for each scale on a guitar fretboard diagram and on a music staff. Answers are given for all exercises so you can work at your own pace to master the material.

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Would you like to:

  • Understand 22 different scales from the ground up ...
  • Instantly see all the important scales across and up and down the guitar fretboard ...
  • Know common chord progressions that work for the 22 most important scales ...
  • Understand which chords work with which scales...
  • Have hands-on exercises that help engrain the theory behind each scale ...

If you answer is YES, then Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume Two will give you the roadmap to get there.

Guitar Music Theory Help is on its Way: Get access to additional materials in our member's area which include:

  • Additional PDFs and MP3s on many subjects
  • Jam Tracks to help you apply scales to musical situations ...
  • And much more ...

Get real hands-on application for the most important 22 different scales. This worksheet style book is unique and these types of exercises can only be found in this book. Stop wasting time and get music theory under your belt once and for all. With the answers being supplied in the back of the book you can master music theory without having a teacher.

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Guitar Music Theory

Guide Tones

Guide Tones

Theory, Application and Aural Comprehension

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The secret to playing and hearing melodies over chord progressions

Do you want to learn the secret to playing and hearing melodies over chord progressions? If you've been knocking your head against the wall for years and not getting anywhere when trying to play over more than one chord, this "Guide Tones" course is your answer. Creating great melodic solos over chord progressions is one of the toughest nuts to crack. The "Guide Tones" Course breaks through these barriers by presenting you with a logical, holistic approach to developing this skill.

Totally change your understanding of how to play over chord progressions!

This "Guide Tones" class is quite simply the key that opens the door to playing over chord progressions! This massive course contains all the elements you need to understand, apply and hear the melodic lines that make sense over simple or complex chord changes. As you can see below, you get everything you need to take a beginner, intermediate or advanced student to a level where they are truly hearing melodies in a key center, even if the progression contains highly complex chords. Here's what you get:

  • 15 Videos and one 113 page PDF on the theory and application of guide tones.
  • How to apply guide tone lines to chord progressions with 192 chord progression examples.
  • An extensive ear training section which includes ground breaking theory on how to "hear" guide tones and 192 MP3s to use to develop your ability to hear and play guide tone lines.
  • 36 Chord Progressions with four examples of guide tone lines each which shows you how these melodies work with both simple and advanced chord changes.
  • Midifiles of all exercises and recommendations on how to use these files to develop your skills.
  • Backing Tracks in a Blues/Jazz style for 36 chord progressions at 3 different tempos.
  • Backing Tracks in a Funk Style for 36 chord progressions
  • Walking Bass Backing Tracks in a Blues/Jazz Style for 36 chord progressions

A Course for Any Style of Music

No matter what style of music you like, working with this course will develop your ability to solo over chord changes in just about any genre. The book shows you the relationships between the chords you are working with and those in popular pop tunes, demonstrating how applying yourself to this course makes for better solos on any chord changes in any style.

Guide Tones is one of the Core Courses of the Bruce Arnold System..

The "Guide Tones" course show you how to hear melodies in a key center throughout a piece of music. This simple way of hearing melodies as they relate to a key center and not the interval between each note is actually revolutionary. Without this kind of understanding your ability to play beautiful melodies within a key center will be drastically hampered. This course will also teach you how to identify the notes that are being played when you hear a simple melody moving through complex chord changes. This course also takes you from very simple Blues, Minor Blues and Rhythm Changes to highly sophisticated examples.

Common Questions

 

 

 

 

  • Quite a few of you have been asking me "what is the best way to practice with the Guide Tones Course?"  Here are some recommendations.
  • First, the Full MetroDrone course is a super helpful tool to use in conjunction with the Guide Tones course, and gives you the most options in the long run.  I have included a few MetroDrones already to get you started, but you will eventually want to speed up your ability, which will require the Full MetroDrone Course.  Depending on your level you could start each Guide Tone line exercise differently and over time you might start skipping some steps as you improve.
  • Here is a ground-up approach.
  • Sing the Guide Tone line over a MetroDrone: pick a tempo or use the included MetroDrone files. If using the full MetroDrone course pick a tempo that allows you to sing one note per MetroDrone pulse.
  • If you are not sure you are singing correctly use the MetroDrone with the note and name addition which is included in the course to check your intonation.  When possible try to sing the note before the tone and answer are given.
  • Once comfortable with 1-2 Try to sing the Guide Tone line over the chord changes.  You can do this multiple ways.

 

 

 

  • Here is a list from easy to difficult.
  • Sing along with the Guide Tone MP3 with chords which will give you both the note and the answer in the key center.
  • Sing along with the Guide Tone MP3 with chords only.
  • Sing along with the Guide Tone MP3 with bass and chords in a Funk Style.
  • Sing along with the Guide Tone MP3 with bass line.
  • Things to remember:
  • You are trying to hear all notes in the key center, NOT in relationship to the chords.
  • I recommend using solfeggio for the singing, but note names or degrees can work too.
  • Try to master one Guide Tone Line per week.  You should be able to do this with about 15 minutes of study each day.
  • Try to also apply the Guide Tone Line using your chosen instrument so that you start to improvise around the Guide Tone Line.
  • Keep in mind:
  • The “Guide Tones” Course is teaching you how to hear melodies over changing chords. This will transform your ability and understanding of playing and hearing chord progressions.
  • Be patient! For some of you who are getting only around 50% correct answers on the One Note Ear Training, it will be tougher, but remember that it is getting you to understand how to hear with chord changes, which is important to your understanding of music in general. So don't rush, just learn at your own speed.
  • Most music uses the same kinds of chord progressions over and over, as is demonstrated with the pop tunes mentioned in the course.  So learn one Guide Tone line, and  it will actually work over many chord progressions, in many songs. So by mastering one Guide Tone line you will have done a lot to help you hear music.

 

 

 

 

 

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Guitar Clinic

Guitar Clinic

Get the inside scoop on the techniques and ideas Mr. Arnold discusses in his clinics throughout the world

This book is a power house of ideas about how to practice, what to practice and the tools that will take you to the next level

Have you been asking yourself:

  • How can I better organize my practice sessions?
  • What are the important things to learn if I want to play like a professional guitarist?
  • What are the secrets that professional players use to gain such a high degree of skill?
  • How can I learn music theory on the guitar when it seems impossible?
  • How can I organize scales so they make sense on the guitar?
  • How can I play chromatic and jazzy melodic lines in my soloing?
  • How can I change chord progressions so they sound aren't so boring?
  • How can I get a modern sound into my playing?
  • What is a good way to play scales on the guitar?
  • How do contemporary musician organize their melodic and harmonic thinking to get such interesting sounds?

The secret techniques and exercises to take you to the next level.

Guitar Clinic provides you with techniques and exercises Mr. Arnold uses in the many clinics and workshops he has given over the years, and was written as a response to the many questions students have asked him. Essential information and instruction is given in clear, easy to understand language, addressing the needs of both beginning and advanced students.

I know Mr. Arnold's books are considered cutting edge but which ones are right for me?

Much of the material in Guitar Clinic is culled from Bruce's educational series, over 100 books in all. The student wishing to expand on his or her studies will find suggestions within the text as to which of his books will best serve their specific needs.

A great introduction to Mr. Arnold's teaching methods

Guitar Clinic is a great introduction to Mr. Arnold's teaching methods.

Get on board and energize your practice and playing sessions with a well organized system.

Guitar Clinic has more information than you will find in most books even though it's primariy excerpts from other Bruce Arnold books. This gives you a clue to the deep amount of information contained in all of his other books. Guitar Clinic really lays it out for you so that you have an overview of some of the major books Mr. Arnold has written for guitar.

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New York Guitar Method Primer Book One

New York Guitar Method Primer Book One

Are you looking for the best all-around guitar method to start out with?

  • Have you just purchased a guitar and want the most in-depth, concise guitar method available to put you on the right path?
  • Do you want to learn some classic rock and folk chord progressions that sound great an that aren't your typical "campfire tunes?"
  • Do you want to see the bigger picture by learning about the building blocks of music?
  • Do you want to learn how to memorize chords more quickly so you are ready to play with others?
  • Do you want video files so you can see how to play each exercise properly?
  • Do you want to make sure you are physically playing the guitar correctly so you develop good technique?
  • Do you have problems with rhythm and coordination?
  • Are you tired of searching the internet for answers to your questions about playing the guitar?
  • Would hearing the chord progressions you want to learn help you learn faster?
  • Do you want to learn an easy way to play scales and then graduate to a method that covers the scale all over the neck in one book?
  • Do you want a method that is great for a beginner but also supplies you with additional material to inspire you and make you reach for the next level?

Search no further. The New York Guitar Method Series is structured to enable a total beginner to learn the tools necessary to become a master musician from the ground up.

NYGM Primer Book One gives you detailed information on:

  • Care of the Guitar.
  • Holding the Guitar, illustrated by multiple pictures and videos.
  • How to use a Guitar Pick, illustrated by multiple pictures and videos.
  • Tuning the Guitar, illustrated by multiple mp3 help files.
  • Notes found on the Guitar including a chart showing the location of all notes on the guitar.
  • Music theory written in simple terms with videos to clarify each subject.
  • Nuts and Bolts of Rhythm with mp3 files to hear each of the rhythms presented.
  • 10 Scales with easy to read fingerings.
  • 10 graduated chord progressions to apply newly learned chords with 30 MP3s links per chord progression. These MP3s allow the student to hear the chord progression and slowly develop speed and dexterity. Each chord progression contains 3 different strumming styles using the hard rock, rock, folk, blues and country styles.
  • Direct application Music Theory exercises to help you memorize how chords are built and where you find the notes on the fretboard.
  • In-depth explanation of scales and how they are built using two different methods.
  • Beginner sight reading examples to help you learn to read music.
  • All the chords you need to play most songs.
  • Access to the muse-eek.com "member's area" where you can watch and download hundreds of files to help you learn.

Do you want a series of books that provide you with additional videos, MP3s and midifiles to help you engrain the information each step along the way?

If the answer is YES then New York Guitar Method Primer Book One is exactly what you have been looking for.

New York Guitar Method Primer Book One is the first in a series of books that help you learn in whatever way is best for you. Whether you learn best by reading notation, reading diagrams, watching videos or listening to audio this method will help you LEARN.

But what if you don't understand something about the book or need further advice-- would you like someone to answer your questions?

Mr. Arnold is well known for his insightful email communications with students. These emails range from recommendations on which books are the right fit for a student and how to set up a practice regimen, to explaining specific aspects of a book that a student finds confusing. Remember it only takes one thing that you don't understand to stop or divert the whole process of learning. If you run into problems just email Bruce and he will get you back on track. What other author does that?

Guitar chords and chord progressions:

Both Open and Barre Positions for Major, Minor, and Dominant Chords with videos showing common problems student have in playing these chords.

Below is a video showing you some of the common problems found with a C Major Chord.

10 graduated chord progressions to apply newly learned chords with 30 MP3s links per chord progression. These MP3s allow the student to hear the chord progression and slowly develop speed and dexterity. Each chord progression contains 3 different strumming styles using the hard rock, rock, folk, blues and country styles.

Here are a couple of examples of MP3s that can be played or downloaded to help you learn each chord progression

Get the scale knowledge you need!

Many great books in one!

New York Guitar Method contains some carefully selected sections of other Muse Eek Publications, and as such can be called a compilation. Various books have been excerpted to form this series; in the case of NYGM Primer Book One you will find content that has been taken from:

  • 1st Steps for a Beginning Guitarist.
  • Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume One.

The New York Guitar Method is an unmatched series of book covering all the things you need to become a world class guitarist.

By combining both theoretical and practical application this series of books gives you all the tools you need to become a great guitarist. You will get a consistent and thorough education by working through the entire New York Guitar Method series.

This book is perfect for the beginning Guitarist and the whole New York Guitar Method Series will take you a professional level guitarist so GET STARTED TODAY!

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New York Guitar Method Primer Book Two

New York Guitar Method Primer Book Two.

Looking for the perfect guitar method?

New York Guitar Method Primer Book 2 continues on the path toward taking an intermediate student to becoming a professional guitarist and covers the foundations of Blues, Rock, Jazz and Folk. In is highly recommend you start with New York Guitar Method Primer Book One so that you don't miss any information. Remember each NYGM is packed with information usually not contained in most method books.

If you are looking at New York Guitar Method Primer Book Two as a possible method book as yourself:

  • Do I want a serious method that will give me professional level ability on the guitar?
  • Do I want to finally understand every thing about modes and scales and how they are related?
  • Do I want to learn all the chords that a professional guitarist needs to know?
  • Do I want to clear up any misunderstandings about music theory?
  • Do I want to understand "diatonic chords" and why they are crucial to building great chord progressions?
  • Do I want a method that comes with a companion "ensemble book" for applying all the information you are learning, so you remember it?
  • Do I want a unique method for learning and applying music theory directly to the guitar fretboard?

If this is what you want for your playing, then this book will get you organized and heading straight toward becoming a professional musician.

NYGM Primer Book Two gives you detailed information on:

New York Guitar Method Primer Book 2 will also take you through simple targeted exercises that apply commonly used scales directly to the guitar.

Secret Cycle 5 system of learning help you remember chords.

A special "Cycle 5" system is employed to help you memorize chords and learn the fretboard in a logical and lasting way

That's a lot of chords to remember, but simple chord progressions are given to help you apply these newly learned chords, and to help you to memorize each chord in all keys.

Music theory exercises that really work by applying the knowledge directly to your guitar fretboard.

And if you finally want to understand music theory and achieve a natural balance where you just "see" the music theory relationships on your guitar fretboard with little or no mental energy, then the unique exercises presented will help you see all chord and arpeggio relationships instantly on the guitar.

You will also learn about diatonic chords, so that you understand:

  • How scales and chords are interrelated.
  • The "secret code" to understanding how songs are composed.
  • Which chords sound good together to make your own songs.
  • How arpeggios can be used over chords and chord progressions.

Primer Two Demystifies Music

This is a no-nonsense method that demystifies music and gives you the tools to understand how modern music is organized. Along with all this information you will also get free access to the muse-eek.com "member's area" where you can watch and download hundreds of files to help you learn.

Help is an email away.

But what if you don't understand something about the book or need further advice would you like someone to answer your questions?

Mr. Arnold is famous for his in-depth email communications with students. These emails range from recommendations on what books are the right fit for a student to specific aspects of a book that a student finds confusing. Remember it only takes one thing that you don't understand to stop the whole process of learning. If you run into problems just email Bruce and he will get you back of track. What other author does that?

Guitar chords and chord progressions:

Both Open and Barre Positions for Major, Minor, and Dominant Chords with videos showing common problems student have in playing these chords.

Below is a video showing you some of the common problems found with a C Major Chord.

10 graduated chord progressions to apply newly learned chords with 30 MP3s links per chord progression. These MP3s allow the student to hear the chord progression and slowly develop speed and dexterity. Each chord progression contains 3 different strumming styles using the hard rock, rock, folk, blues and country styles.

Here is a couple of examples of MP3s that can be played or downloaded to help you learn each chord progression

Many great books in one!

New York Guitar Method in many cases is a compilation of other Muse Eek Publications. Many books have been excerpted to form this series. In the case of NYGM Primer Book One you will additional content has been taken from:

  • Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume One.
  • Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume Two.
  • Chord Workbook for Guitar Volume One.

The New York Guitar Method is an unmatched series of book covering all the things you need to become a world class guitarist.

By combining both the theoretical and practical application this series of books gives you everything you need to become a great guitarist. Get a consistent education by working through the entire New York Guitar Method series.

Whether you are a total beginner or an advanced guitarist there is a book in this series that is perfect for you. GET STARTED TODAY!

Status: In stock, physical book ships in 24 hours. Digital book is available for immediate access.

FREE SHIPPING WHEN ORDER TOTAL IS OVER 200.00 USD.

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New York Guitar Method Volume One

New York Guitar Method Volume One

The flagship book of the New York Guitar Method Series.

New York Guitar Method Volume One is the "Holy Grail" of scale books. Everything you ever wanted to know about scales is included in this book. But this book isn't just a collection of scales; it's an in-depth method for raising your musicianship through the understanding of how scales interface with every aspect of music.

If you are a student who wants to master:

  • 22 most used scales in music
  • Chords with additional tensions added.
  • Music theory and its relationship to scales.
  • Slash chords; what they are and how to use them.
  • Modal Sequencing and the common patterns that form great melodies.
  • Polyrhythmic Feel.
  • Rhythmic permutation of scales.

Then look no further; this book will set you on the road to world class musicianship.

This 348 page book will:

This book demystifies all of these subjects and then goes way beyond.

Learning scales using the 3 notes per string method will help break you "out of the box." You'll go way beyond just scales and their fingering patterns. By knowing how to apply sequencing to scales, you can forget about buying every new Shred video that comes out. This book gives you the theory behind all the cool licks you ever wanted to learn but it doesn't stop there; is also includes Modal Sequencing with Rhythmic permutation to give you kick-ass scale ideas. In other words, you'll have what you need to start creating your OWN sound!

Need further information? Here's a detailed list on the contents of this book

Take a deep breath.

The following scales and their theory are covered in great detail:

All the Chords with Tensions that you need to know to become a World Class Guitarist.

Added tensions for the following chord types are covered:

  • Major7
  • Minor7
  • Dominant7
  • Dominant7 sus4
  • Minor7b5
  • Diminished 7
  • Minor Major 7
  • Major7#5

Articulations: the secret ingredient to soulful playing.

In-Depth coverage of the following Articulations:

  • Hammer-Ons
  • Pull-Offs
  • Slides from Below
  • Slides from Above
  • Bends
  • Pre-Bends
  • Vibrato
  • Accents
  • Staccato
  • Legato

Modal Sequences: A comprehensive explanation of how to build great melodies.

In-Depth look at the following Modal Sequences:

  • Two Note Modal Sequencing-Seconds
  • Two Note Modal Sequencing-Thirds
  • Two Note Modal Sequencing-Fifths
  • Two Note Modal Sequencing-Sixths
  • Two Note Modal Sequencing-Sevenths
  • Three Note Modal Sequencing
  • Four Note Modal Sequencing

Scale and Music Concepts

A Black Belt in Scales

We can say with full confidence that you'll have a black belt in scales after studying this book. Of course you'll want to apply all this knowledge to make it stick. That's why there is also the "New York Guitar Method Ensemble Book One," the companion book for the New York Guitar Method Volume One This book has you apply all the information covered through etudes, exercises, soloing, chord progressions and sight reading.

So is this book the right book for you?

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you sometimes not know what is the right scale to play?
  • Do you mostly use a few scales and can't figure out how to use the rest?
  • Do you find your scale playing to be bland?
  • Are you bored with the way you play scales when you improvise?
  • Do you feel like you play the same things every time you improvise?
  • Do you need more ideas on how to use scales?
  • Do you need to get more rhythmic interest into you scale playing?
  • Do you feel like you need some new sounds in your playing?

If the answer is YES then New York Guitar Method Volume One will get you on track to solving your scale problems. Filling in these gaps in your playing will make you a much better musician and give you the confidence to tackle any type of music.

Here is a couple of examples of MP3s that can be played or downloaded to help you learn each chord progression

Bringing together many Muse Eek Books to raise your musicianship

New York Guitar Method contains carefully selected excerpts from other Muse Eek Publications, making each book a targeted compilation. In the case of New York Guitar Method Volume One additional content has been taken from:

The New York Guitar Method is an unmatched series of book covering all the things you need to become a world class guitarist.

By combining theoretical and practical application this series of books gives you everything you need to become a great guitarist. Get a consistent, comprehensive education by working through the entire New York Guitar Method series.

Whether you are a total beginner or an advanced guitarist there is a book in this series that is perfect for you. GET STARTED TODAY!

Status: In stock, physical book ships in 24 hours. Digital book is available for immediate access.

FREE SHIPPING WHEN ORDER TOTAL IS OVER 200.00 USD.

Have a story or a review you want to submit. We would love to hear from you please send us an email.