1st Steps for a Beginning Guitarist by Bruce Arnold for Muse Eek Publishing Company guitar beginners

Guitar Beginners

1st Steps for a Beginning Guitarist

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

1st Steps for a Beginning Guitarist

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.

Help is an Email Away

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!

We also highly recommend that you also work with the Guitar Technique and Physiology Course so that you start off learning with the proper technique.  This course gives you a comprehensive approach to playing guitar.

What is inside 1st Steps for a Beginning Guitarist?

Example of Chords Found in 1st Steps for a Beginning Guitarist

The example below shows you how chords are presented in the 1st Steps for a Beginning Guitarist Course.

Chords are presented as "Open Voicings."

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But also as "Barre Chords."

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Some of the key points are:

  • You get a diagram of the chord.
  • The notes in the chord are clearly spelled out.
  • Information on common problems found with each chord. There are also videos showing these problems and how to fix them.
  • Chord progressions are presented in the back of the book to help you apply chords.

Member's Area Packed with Additional Help Files

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.

Video Example

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

Example of a Chord Progression Found in 1st Steps for a Beginning Guitarist

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.

Chord Progressions Help You Apply Chords

The example below shows you how chord progressions are presented in the 1st Steps for a Beginning Guitarist Course.

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Some of the key points are:

  • You get a diagram of the chord of each chord found in the chord progression.
  • The notes in the chord are clearly spelled out.
  • 3 Levels of strumming are presented so that you can slowly develop coordination with both hands
  • MP3's of the chord progressions are presented so that you can hear each example.

MP3 Examples of the Above Chord Progression:

Here are 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.

Example of Scales Found in 1st Steps for a Beginning Guitarist

The example below shows you how scales are presented in the 1st Steps for a Beginning Guitarist Course.

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Some of the key points are:

  • You can read the scale in two ways: Use the string, finger and fret markings or read on the treble clef.
  • Each scale is presented with 3 notes on every string. This will help a student to not get stuck in position playing. It also facilitates playing the scales linearly up the neck in the future.
  • The chord that works over each scale is presented in the upper left corner./li>
  • MP3 chord vamps are downloadable from the muse-eek.com member's area so that you can apply each scale to a real musical situation.
  • It is highly recommended that you practice the scales with the MetroDrone to help you hear the correct key center as you practice scales. It's a great way to practice because you are doing ear training and developing your time simultaneously.

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