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Beginning guitar lessons - learn to play the guitar or improve your skills with instructional videos. Learn all the basic fundamentals every guitarist needs to get started.

Guitar Chord Encyclopedia Video

Guitar Chord Encyclopedia
 Guitar Chord
DVD Only - $9.95
Hal Leonard is elated to be the first company to take the concept of a chord book to DVD format! This DVD follows up on the success of our bestselling book, Picture Chord Encyclopedia.

Beginning with helpful notes on how to use the disc, choose the best voicings and construct chords, this extensive resource for all playing styles and levels features five easy-to-play voicings of 44 chord qualities for each of the twelve musical keys, for a whopping total of 2,640 chords in all!

For each chord, there is a clearly illustrated chord frame, an actual full-color photo of the chord being fingered on the fret board, and a great-sounding audio example of the chord being played to facilitate learning.

Guitar Chord Encyclopedia includes a booklet with info on basic fingering principles and chord theory, covering open chords, barre chords, partial chords, broken-set forms and more. Slick and easy-to-use navigation tools make this DVD a real treat for all guitarists!

DVD - All Region.

Play Guitar Today! Video

Play Guitar Today!
 Play Guitar Today
DVD Only - $14.95
Composer: Doug Boduch. Use this DVD as a supplement to the Play Guitar Today! Level 1 book, or alone as a great intro to playing the guitar. Simply follow along with the songs in the booklet as you watch the teacher on the DVD.

This complete guide to the basics teaches: songs, chords and riffs; picking and strumming patterns; and helpful playing tips and techniques, and includes standard notation and tab. Learn at your own pace and open the door to the world of guitar music!

DVD - All Region.

Fretboard Roadmaps Video

Fretboard Roadmaps DVD Only - $16.95
No matter what style of guitar you play, you will love this DVD! This DVD helps viewers think like musicians. Using familiar tunes, Fred Sokolow teaches the movable fretboard patterns all the pros use. Guitarists will learn how to solo and play back-up in all keys, all over the fretboard • play movable chords and chord progressions • play chord-based licks and arpeggios • jam or play melodies with the blues box and with pentatonic and major scales • and much more. The accompanying booklet comes complete with easy-to-follow notation and diagrams which correspond exactly to the DVD.

62 minutes.
DVD - All Region.

Fender Presents Getting Started on Acoustic Guitar Video

Fender Presents Getting Started on Acoustic Guitar DVD Only - $24.95
By far the most comprehensive DVD ever offered for the beginner guitarist – well over 3 hours long! Over 50 Interactive Lessons! Step-by-step lessons incorporating clear, easy-to-follow 3-D graphics and unique play-along tracks teach the viewer the essential chords, scales, and techniques used by acoustic guitar players in every popular style, including rock, blues and country.

This DVD is separated into two major sections:
The First Step: tuning up • string names • essential chords and scales used by all players • music reference section (notes, rhythms, chords and scales) • practice tips • fretting-hand technique • picking-hand technique • backing tracks for play-along • animated 3-D fretboard graphics.
Play Acoustic!: rhythm technique (bare finger/thumb, bass/chord, finger style, etc.) • soloing technique (chord embellishment, open-string chords, using a capo) • electrified acoustic • rock, blues and country styles • rhythm and solo technique in each style • backing tracks in each style for play-along • tips on caring for your instrument from the Fender Custom Shop.

Special DVD Features include: • Bonus footage, including a Fender Factory Tour! • Looping function • Web links, including a web site specifically designed for beginning guitarists • Multi-language feature so you can hear the DVD in English, Spanish, German, French, or Japanese • Universally encoded for playability worldwide.

225 minutes.
DVD - All Region.

Fender Presents Getting Started on Electric Guitar Video

Fender Presents Getting Started on Electric Guitar DVD Only - $24.95
Getting Started on Electric Guitar offers a complete course for the beginning electric guitarist. Step-by-step lessons incorporating clear, easy-to-follow 3-D graphics and unique play-along tracks teach the viewer the essential chords, scales and techniques used by electric guitar players in every popular style, including rock, blues and country.

This DVD is separated into two major sections.
Part 1 – The First Step covers: tuning methods • string names • essential chords and scales used by all players • musical reference section (notes, rhythms, chords and scales) • practice tips • fretting-hand technique • picking-hand technique • backing tracks for play-along • an animated fretboard • & more. 102 minutes.
Part 2 – Play Electric! covers: right-hand technique • left-hand technique • rhythm parts (muting, alternate picking, arpeggios) • soloing technique (string bending, vibrato) • rock, blues & country styles • rhythm and solo ideas for each style • backing tracks in each style for play-along • sounds (amplifiers and effects) • caring for your instrument • and tips from the Fender Custom Shop. 100 minutes.

Special DVD features include: • bonus footage, including a tour of the Fender factory! • looping capabilities • web site links specifically for beginning guitarists • a multi-language feature so you can view the DVD in English, Spanish, German, French or Japanese • universally coded for playability worldwide.

225 mins. – over three hours long!
DVD - All Region.

Star Licks Starter Series - Beginning Guitar Vol. 1 Video

Star Licks Starter Series - Beginning Guitar Vol. 1 DVD - $9.95
This excellent & affordable video teaches beginners how to get started on guitar. Covers: parts of the guitar (acoustic and electric), how to tune, how to get good tone with an amplifier, holding the pick, left and right-hand positioning, open chords, power chords, strumming patterns, getting started soloing, and more. Features rock, blues, and country rock styles, plus footage of a live band so viewers can jam along.

44 mins.
DVD - All Region.

Star Licks Starter Series - Beginning Guitar Vol. 2 Video

Star Licks Starter Series - Beginning Guitar Vol. 1 DVD Only - $9.95
Learning to play an instrument has never been easier or more affordable. The video runs approximately 30 to 40 minutes. The lessons are taught by Tom Kolb who has been an instructor at the Musicians Institute since 1989. He has played with Dave Navarro, Larry Carlton, Davey Johnstone, Joe Walsh etc.

30 mins.
DVD - All Region.

Starter Series Basic Guitar & String Set-Up Video

Starter Series Basic Guitar & String Set-Up DVD Only - $7.95
This 30-minute video will teach you everything you need to know to keep your guitar in great playing condition. Covers everything from how to hold the guitar to strumming patterns to tuning.

DVD - All Region.

Beginning Acoustic Guitar Video

Beginning Acoustic Guitar DVD - $14.95
Beginning Acoustic Guitar features Michael Thompson, one of rock's most talented session players and a Berklee College of Music graduate. Michael has performed with many popular musicians including Michael Jackson, Michael Bolton, Great White, Dokken, Reba McEntire, Peter Cetera, Ringo Starr & The All Starr Band, Cher, Celine Dion, Hall & Oates, Earth, Wind & Fire, Bette Midler and also has his own album out under the Geffen label. In this video he presents 30 minutes of solid acoustic guitar basics that are used by every popular musician today. Michael introduces the guitar by starting with the instrument and its parts, followed by tuning. He shows you fundamental chords, chord progressions and arpeggiated chords. Michael also demonstrates minor pentatonic scales, strumming patterns, finger picking and much more. This video covers all the basic fundamentals every guitarist needs to get started. Michael Thompson proves that education goes a long way when it comes to selling the top gigs and he also believes in sharing the knowledge of what it takes to get the top gigs.

37 mins.
DVD - All Region.

Beginning Electric Blues Guitar Video

Beginning Electric Blues Guitar DVD Only - $14.95
Artist: Andy Aledort. Learn the essentials of playing blues guitar from one of the genre's most renowned educators. This video covers twelve-bar blues form, the blues scale, major and minor pentatonics, combining scales, shuffle rhythm, and more. Andy also includes an inspiring performance section revealing the unique approach of several blues masters including B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Eric Clapton.

55 minutes.
DVD - All Region.

Beginning Rock Lead Guitar Video

Beginning Rock Lead Guitar DVD - $14.95
Artist and Composer: Troy Stetina. Part of an exciting new series of videos for beginning guitarists. Each video features an inspiring session with a master teacher/player and includes on-screen music and up-close camera shots all in a very hip, totally contemporary setting. Allow one of guitar's leading educators to show you the essentials of playing exciting rock leads. Troy covers modes, articulations, arpeggios, speed exercises, scales, rock licks, theory, and more, in detail for the beginning rock guitarist.

53 minutes.
DVD - All Region.

Beginning Rock Rhythm Guitar Video

Beginning Rock Rhythm Guitar DVD Only - $14.95
Learn all the essential rhythm techniques, including power chords, barre chords, triad shapes, muting, chord progressions, pick harmonics, and more. Troy also includes vital background information with each concept, giving you the theory behind chops of bands like Pearl Jam and Extreme. Includes on-screen music and up-close camera shots.

52 minutes.
DVD - All Region.

 


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