This book and DVD provide the ideal text for functional guitar courses for music therapy and music education majors as well as anyone interested in learning the basics of guitar playing quickly.
The text is designed to support the student's learning in an enjoyable and easy format that can be used for both lassroom and individual self-study.
The text and accompanying exercises begin with the very basics of guitar playing and expands into more challenging material as the reader progresses through the chapters.
Topics include basic and advanced strumming patterns, finger picking, flat picking, barre and power chords as well as authentic accompaniments in styles such as the blues, jazz, rock and R & B.
Clinical applications of the guitar are also presented through modifications such as alternate tunings and the use of slide guitar.