|About the Book|
Librarians Note: this is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B00JLYREO6.Who is it for?Anybody who wants to play guitar. Using the approaches described in this book, anybody can play music, and play it well. This book shows how guitar performanceMoreLibrarians Note: this is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B00JLYREO6.Who is it for?Anybody who wants to play guitar. Using the approaches described in this book, anybody can play music, and play it well. This book shows how guitar performance skills can be developed to a very high standard by any average person. Firstly you need the right information, which is in this book, and then add your own patience and persistence.Lessons from the stage.Every concept in the book has been tested in live performance over several decades. The author has recorded and performed with some of the best musicians in genres ranging from rock to jazz to classical, and in venues such as the Sydney Opera House. In the field of jazz he has shared the stage with Stephane Grapelli and recorded with Ike Isaacs (former Grapelli guitarist) and Ian Cooper (world renowned jazz violinist).Talent.Musical talent is a combination of naturally occurring and learned skills, and those who appear naturally talented are already performing well in at least several of these areas. All the talents necessary for the performance of music can be refined.Technique.Coordination is the basis of all good instrumental technique. With good coordination and flowing movements anything becomes possible, without it everything seems difficult. In order to play music on the guitar, coordination has to be applied to:1. A knowledge of musical style and...2. The approaches to a stringed instrument that work well on the guitar.That is what you will find in this book.Performance.The mental and technical strategies that professionals use are explained in the book.Key Concepts.Key concepts explored in the book:1. Anybody can play music2. There are hierarchies of skills required3. Performance is a holistic activity4. Not all fingerings work well in performance5. Independence of the fingers is required6. Loops are the most efficient way to develop technique7. Calibration is essential to reliable performance8. Intentional control of mental states is crucial to performing9. A holistic approach brings everything together in performance10. A reductionist approach helps isolate areas for improvement11. Coordination is the basis of technique12. Rhythm in music arises from bodily movement13. Balance Timbre and Volume to project14. Articulation adds clarity to your playing15. Left Hand - Expansion and embrace contains the strings (Barre chords explained)16. Scales on one string develop melody playing17. Melody and Harmony are part of a language18. Practice musical combinations based on repertoireHow to use the book.The book is a reference manual. Read it first and the use it as you practice to remind you of how and what to practice. I still use it, every day!About the author.Peter Inglis began his musical life as a rock guitarist and then added jazz and classical music to his repertoire over the following decades. He has been a professional performer for over 30 years and he wrote this book in order to develop his own performance skills to a higher level.