Another eBookWholesaler Publication

Guitar Made Easy

By Louise Slavnic

 

Proudly brought to you by

Real Deal Multimedia Pty Ltd

Email

Recommended Resources

Web Site Hosting Service

Internet Marketing

Affiliate Program

About the Author

Louise Slavnic is the holder of a Diploma of Teaching

[Primary – Australian Catholic University] and Bachelor of

Education [Primary –Australian Catholic University]. She

has a passion for helping people of all ages reach their

goals, and realize their potential in all parts of life. Louise

learned to play the guitar at 8 years of age. Now with over

20 years playing the guitar, teaching children and adults to play guitar as a

hobby, Louise has combined her educational skills and practical experiences to

develop the Guitar Made Easy video/workbook program. Remember her words

of encouragement: “You’ll always be glad you can play.”

Published in Australia

 

Attention – Disclaimer – Important

This publication is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in

regard to the subject matter covered. The information herein is based upon the

author/publishers’ experience and opinion only. The author/publisher is not

engaged in professional guitar tuition services. If expert assistance is required,

the services of a professional tutor should be sought. Many variables affect

individual results.

© 2002 Potential Plus Publishing : A.B.N 18-068-992-450

A Division of Potential + Plus Corporation Pty. Ltd A.C.N 068992450

PO Box 4112 Knox City Centre VIC Australia

PH: +61-39-753-5221 F: +61-39-222-1499 E: potentialplus@hotkey.net.au

www.guitarmadeeasy.net

 

INDEX OF THIS EBOOK

Part 1....................................................................................... 5

1a) Holding the Guitar .......................................................................................5

Beginner’s Tips................................................................................................................ 5

How to Hold Your Guitar ................................................................................................ 6

1b) Tuning Methods...........................................................................................8

1. Piano/Keyboard ........................................................................................................... 8

2. Pitch Pipe .................................................................................................................... 9

3. Tuning Machine......................................................................................................... 10

4. Using 6th String........................................................................................................ 11

1c) Strumming and using a Plectrum..............................................................14

Sounding the Strings...................................................................................................... 14

How to Strum................................................................................................................. 16

Beginner’s Creed ........................................................................................................... 17

Part 2....................................................................................... 18

2a) Chord Structure.........................................................................................18

2b) Finger Conditioning and Chord Change Practice......................................21

Handy Hint For Chord Changing Practice..................................................................... 22

Handy Hint For Finger Conditioning ............................................................................ 23

Handy Hint For Rapid Chord Familiarisation ............................................................... 23

AM I READY ?............................................................................................................. 24

Part 3....................................................................................... 25

3a) Fundamental 4/4 Rhythm Strum...............................................................25

The Rhythm is Gonna Get Ya! ...................................................................................... 25

Handy Tips for Getting the Beat Going ! ...................................................................... 26

When is it “Time For A Song” ? ................................................................................... 27

Blowing In The Wind .................................................................................................... 28

Speak To The Sky.......................................................................................................... 29

Handy Tips for Playing Songs on Guitar....................................................................... 30

3b) 3/4 Rhythm Structure & Practice Routine................................................31

Handy Tips for Getting the Beat Going ! ...................................................................... 31

General Rhythm Keeping Information .......................................................................... 33

AM I READY ?............................................................................................................. 34

Part 4....................................................................................... 35

4a) Chords, Chords, Chords & More Practice Songs .....................................35

Practice Song to Include D, A, G and new chord – E ................................................... 36

Practice Song to Include D, G and new chord – C ........................................................ 38

Practice Song to Include G, C and new chord – F......................................................... 40

4b) OPTIONAL SECTION – Common Chord Combinations........................43

The Never Ending Story ................................................................................................ 44

I’ll Find My Way index ................................................................................................ 45

4c) OPTIONAL SECTION Common Chord Variations................................46

Try A Little Kindness .................................................................................................... 46

Top Of The World ......................................................................................................... 46

You’ve Got A Friend ..................................................................................................... 47

Appendix Index ...................................................................... 49

Appendix 1 : Same Chord – Different Positions .............................................50

Appendix 2 : 4/4 - Rhythm Sheet Music Indicator..........................................51

Appendix 3 : C Symbols – Meaning ‘Common’ Beat [4/4]............................52

Appendix 4 : C Symbols – Meaning ‘Common’ [4/4] with a kick..................53

Appendix 5 : Chords for song appear UNDER words in Sheet Music ...........54

Appendix 6 : Chords ABOVE Words & Chord Structure NOT Shown .........55

Appendix 7 : Chord Structure IS Shown in Sheet Music ................................56

Resources................................................................................ 57

a) Basic Chords ................................................................................................58

b) Common Chord Variations..........................................................................61

c) Practice Songs..............................................................................................70

Blowing In The Wind .................................................................................................... 70

Speak To The Sky.......................................................................................................... 70

Sing C’est La Vie........................................................................................................... 71

I’d Like to Teach The World to Sing............................................................................. 72

The Purple People Eater ................................................................................................ 73

The Never Ending Story ................................................................................................ 75

I’ll Find My Way index ................................................................................................ 76

Try A Little Kindness .................................................................................................... 77

Top Of The World ......................................................................................................... 77

You’ve Got A Friend ..................................................................................................... 78

Points of Interest – Index........................................................ 80

1. History of Guitar ..........................................................................................81

2. Basic Guitar Terminology............................................................................85

3. Golden Rules of Guitar Care........................................................................87

4. Details on the Parts of a Guitar ....................................................................88

5. Capo Information .........................................................................................93

Reference List......................................................................... 95