Guitar 1 - Start Out Jammin'! (Teach Yourself to Play Guitar - Beginner Book & Online Videos)

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9780970003836: Guitar 1 - Start Out Jammin'! (Teach Yourself to Play Guitar - Beginner Book & Online Videos)
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Teach Yourself to Play Guitar!
Guitar 1 Start Out Jammin’ is a quick & easy beginner guitar method book using chords, notation, as well as tab and online videos to get you going AND have it sound like the real thing. This is more of a "street" approach than your typical beginner guitar method book 1, yet you do learn some basics music reading skills in the process.

Learning to play guitar with basic chords, power chords, your first bar chord, chord patterns, strum patterns, tab, rhythmic notation (which prepares you to read standard notation later) and songs in the musical style of blues, country, & rock.

1. Teach Yourself to Play Guitar Using Super Fun Chords, Scales, and Songs
2. Beginners Guitar Lessons & Songs for Ages 10 – Adult
3. Online Videos Include 6 units Covering Basic Chords, Tab, Scales, Riffs, Theory, & Strum Patterns
4. Electric or Acoustic Guitar Method – Play Songs While Learning the Fundamentals
5. Quizzes to test your knowledge and ensure you re grasping the material

Hey, I'm Jerry Jennings. I've been a professional musician and guitar instructor for 25+ years. I think you will enjoy teaching yourself to play guitar with this beginner book. It comes with online videos of me explaining each exercise and song in detail. If you have a guitar and you haven't played it much, I really believe you can finally get past the beginner stage with this book/online videos. Even if you’re not a complete beginner, you may still benefit from this book since it covers so many bases not covered in other beginner guitar books. It will get you up and running in several areas of guitar playing faster than any other!

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Jerry Jennings started his musical career by performing in local bands and touring overseas. In the early 80's, he decided to start a recording studio Company (Logic Surge Music) with the ever so popular Fostex 4 track recorder. During this time he earned his AA in music and continued writing originals, and married his wife, Jane. He released his first of three instrumental jazz/rock/fusion CD's entitled The Good Part of a Pencil; Signs of Humanity; and the most recently released cd produced by Ronnie Montrose, Shortcut to the Center. These titles are available at CD Baby. In 1994, out of pure necessity, Jerry wrote his first book The Guitarist's Link to Sight Reading, the #1 Guide to Understanding Studio Charts. He needed to be fluent in reading charts to become a hired studio musician and there was nothing on the market for established players that didn't know how to read music (so many self taught guitarist' out there could easily use this book). After getting great reviews on his style and working man's sense, he decided to team up with well know local talent, Erik Kleven, and wrote The Bassist's Link to Sight Reading. He did this once more with Ken Ballinger for The Drummer's Link to Sight Reading, all with the same concept. With these titles picked up by Music Sales Publishing Company, he then ventured off to writing Classic Rock Rudiments for Lead Guitar, Guitar 1 Start Out Jammin', and finally Triad Magic-Music Theory. All six of these books include original compositions on Cd/DVD/Online Videos. When the contract was up with Music Sales, Jerry and his bride decided to take on the publishing duties themselves. Jane does the layout, cover design, bookkeeping, shipping, marketing, advertising, and website development. Together, along with their daughter Julia, they run Jennings Publishing Company. Today Jerry is working on a new music instruction book entitled Triad Magic-Music Theory. He is also writing for Taxi, a song placement broker and compiling tunes for his next cd. All you Mac people will be happy to hear that Jerry has recently converted to an Apple based program called Logic. He continues to teach, record, write, produce, engineer, and perform at his local church as well as other venues - livin' life! Take Care y'all

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Review #1 - 5 out of 5 Stars ...explains each lesson, and is relaxed and easy to follow. When we had the opportunity to review this music curriculum in our homeschool, I jumped at the chance. You see, my teenaged son had just come to me and said he wanted to learn to play guitar. What a great time to put this book/DVD, designed for the total beginner, to the test! Jerry Jennings (guitar instructor of 20+ years and creator of this program) promises that if we will do our part by getting out the guitar and book and popping in the DVD, he will do the rest! He also promises that if the student will just commit to getting started, he will get them to the point where they are having fun with music. It wasn t long before my son was there! Beginning with the very basic parts of the guitar (acoustic and electric), this book goes on to cover note and rest values, chords, rhythmic notation, and how to tune the instrument. The interactive DVD explains each lesson, and it is relaxed and easy to follow. Mr. Jennings is an excellent instructor, calling out each chord and note as the student follows along. He gives plenty of time for each new step and shows diagrams to further explain chords and finger placement. The idea is to learn rhythmic notation, an easier task, instead of standard notation, which can come later. The book has some quizzes, and several songs for practice. The best part is that you can watch each segment as many times as you wish! We have been very pleased with our son s progress on his electric guitar, and he has continued to pursue it. We re looking into the rest of the books that Mr. Jennings has to offer. It is a blessing to have an instructor right there at the touch of a DVD remote! This program is also very reasonably priced at only $17.95. I would highly recommend it to anyone, child or adult, who is interested in playing the guitar and is eager to get past the beginner stage quickly and get right to the jamming. ---Product review by Amy Christy, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, LLC --Amy Christy

Review #2 - 4.5 out of 5 Stars They are short enough to allow the kids to master and gain confidence.
I spent a few hours working through both Guitar 1 Start Out Jammin' and Classic Rock Rudiments for Lead Guitar books/DVD in the last couple of days. I really enjoyed the tunes and the DVD in Guitar 1. I really like the repeats - a lot of books have good tunes but the tracks don't last very long & it is annoying to constantly have to hit replay & wait for a click or an intro again. I enjoyed seeing different kids playing along with the tracks. Classic Rock Rudiments has a lot of super material. Very well explained and demonstrated on the DVD. For the non-guitarist classroom teacher this has terrific material for them to learn before teaching the kids & the video demos really help. I love the "Groove" concept and would love to see more of those - I really liked the idea of shifting them to different tonal centers in the repetitions. They are short enough to allow the kids to master and gain confidence. I would really dig a whole book of these types of things in various styles & tempos. I am a big believer in using as many different materials as I can get my hands on. I would not hesitate to add a class set of these books to put into rotation with my classes. I enjoyed your stuff & will be sure to use it in Teaching Guitar Workshop this summer. ---Bob Denney, Canadian Representative for Teaching Guitar Workshop / Clinician --Bob Denney, Canadian Representative for Teaching Guitar Workshop / Clinician

Review #3 - 5 out of 5 Stars ...when I brought this book home - they haven t stopped playing it. I spoke with you at the Modesto Conference and bought the Guitar 1 book for my boys (10,12,15). I'm the one with the seven children (6-boys, 1-girl). My sister had picked up a guitar ($5) at a garage sale, and when I brought this book home- they haven't stopped playing it. Your book/DVD are great! Thanks for doing what you do - if you're ever in our neck of the woods - my kids would love to meet you all and I'd love to serve you a meal. Thanks again. --Kathy --Kathy

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