Acoustic Rock Guitar Basics

Learn the basics of acoustic rock guitar in these 12 easy-to-follow lessons. With instruction on simple chord embellishments; creative uses of major, minor, and pentatonic scales; and versatile techniques for playing rhythm, riffs, and backup, this book is your guide to sounding like Neil Young, Dave Matthews, the Eagles, and more of your favorite acoustic rock artists. This book and audio package features 12 lessons, exercises, riffs, and full songs to play, standard notation, tablature, and chord diagrams, as well as audio downloads for all music examples and songs.

By Andrew DuBrock

INCLUDES:

ROCK CHORDS

  • Sus and Add Chords
  • Slash Chords
  • Open-String Chords
  • Creating Chordal Riffs

SONG ACCOMPANIMENT

  • Alternating-Bass Fingerpicking
  • Single-Note Riffs and Backup
  • Percussive Rhythm Techniques
  • Alternate Tunings in Acoustic Rock
  • Expand Your Fingerpicking Accompaniment

SOLOING AND PLAYING LEAD

  • Soloing with Pentatonic Scales
  • Play Leads with Major and Minor Scales
  • Play Leads with Arpeggios