If you've always wanted to learn how to play rock guitar - or even started once or twice in the past only to put it down in frustration - these Freshman Series beginner guitar lessons are likely the perfect approach for you. Rock Guitar for Beginners is a jump-start method designed to get you up and strumming quickly without having to work through tedious theory, scales and exercises. In fact, you'll be rockin' in your very first week of working with the course.
Rock Guitar for Beginners is tailored specifically for adults who don't have the time or desire for formal training. To get you on the fast track, we've deliberately steered clear of music theory, reading notation and exercises (there's plenty of time for all that good stuff later). Instead, you'll dig in immediately learning rock chords, strumming, keeping time and building a solid vocabulary of rock licks. Best of all, you'll learn how to read tab so you can easily learn how to play guitar and hundreds of your favorite songs.
Your extremely capable guide to the world of rock guitar is none other than Trey Alexander, voted Guitar Hero 2006 by Guitar Player magazine and a distinguished panel of judges. "The astonishing focus, devotion, and versatility Trey Alexander displays each time he picks up a 6-string should make the Pennsylvania fretboard phenom a true inspiration to any guitar slinger (or other musician) lucky enough to catch him in action."
Alexander starts from scratch, teaching you how to tune, how to hold the pick and how to play your first rock chord and lick. Trey explains every step and breaks each example down so you know exactly what to play and how to play it. He shows you how to strum and pick in time, how to get your chords to sound clean, while teaching you a variety of rock chord progressions and riffs. On-screen chord diagrams and beat counters help you to stay on track, and jam tracks for each lesson make practicing fun - just play along with Trey and the practice rhythm tracks. By the end of the course you'll be able to play power chords, rock rhythms, solos and a variety of rock grooves that you can jam and improvise over.