You have the voice. You flipped the
burgers to buy that good guitar. You even stayed up late to learn every
chord in the book. But your guitar accompaniment still isn't cutting it. If
only you had someone or something to help you breakthrough to that next
level, right? Look no further.
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Songwriter's Guide to Great Guitar, authored by top session and touring pro
Denny Sarokin, offers songwriters and guitarists over 200 tricks of the
guitar and songwriter's trade, all designed to help make songs "radio ready"
and turn average guitar players into exciting performers. The Songwriter's
Guide to Great Guitar covers a menagerie of musical styles and will shore up
your guitar playing overnight without having to struggle through tedious
theory and exercises.
Denny Sarokin's writing, studio and touring
credits include Every Mother's Son, Rick Nelson, Crosby, Stills, Nash, &
Young, Buddy Jewel and hundreds of songs for film and TV. He has conducted
workshops on guitar, songwriting and stage performance for the Nashville
Songwriter's Association, National Guitar Workshops, the Songwriter's Guild,
the Country Music Hall of Fame, OperaWorks and countless universities across
Denny shares his considerable experience
writing and arranging for guitar using concepts like classic chord
progressions, rhythm grooves, fingerstyle moves, moving bass lines,
walk-ups, playing lead, power chords, "sexy" scales, harmonics, open
tunings, pedal bass, muting, "shape-shifting" and much, much more.
Beginning with how to voice chords to suit the
tune, Denny explains how to effortlessly combine chords, arpeggios and
single-note phrases within an arrangement. You'll learn various strumming
patterns, popular fingerstyle techniques, hammer-ons, pull-offs, arpeggios,
muting techniques and how to target individual strings within chords to fine
tune arrangements for any style or situation. Denny will also show you how
to approach the guitar like a drummer to keep tight, interesting rhythms;
the use of movable chord shapes to get the most out of the fingerboard; and
Nashville "drone" chords - special voicings that impart the song's progression while staying out of the
Songwriter's Guide to Guitar teaches you how to create arrangements that
make your guitar sound like a full band and also reveals the secrets behind
the styles of artists like James Taylor, Chuck Berry, Merle Travis and Chet
Atkins, all in an easy to understand format. You'll also learn how to apply
each of the techniques and play in different styles including blues, rock,
pop, rockabilly, bluegrass, country, folk and R&B.
Whether you are accompanying yourself while
playing cover tunes or looking to write the next number one song,
Songwriter's Guide to Guitar will soon become your go to resource.