A Modern Method for Guitar - Volume 1 by William Leavitt

By William Leavitt

This functional, accomplished approach is used because the easy textual content for the guitar software on the Berklee university of track. quantity One builds an effective starting place for starting guitarists and lines a finished variety of guitar and track basics, together with: scales, melodic stories, chord and arpeggio reports, tips to learn tune, detailed routines for constructing approach in either arms, voice prime utilizing portable chord kinds, and extra.

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Then practice using TYPE 2. REVIEW ALL MATERIAL (Relative to C Major) The sixth "degree" or note of any major scale is the "tonic" or 1st note, of its "RELATIVE MINOR KEY". The major and relative minor key signatures are the same. There are 3 different scales in each minor key. . A - N A T U R A L MINOR (All notes exactly the same as its relative, C M a j o r ) - We now begin to observe that many chords have more than one fingering. The choice of which one to use generally depends upon the chord fingerings that immediately preceed and/or follow.

WHEN THE OUT OF POSITION NOTE IS A SCALE TONE THE F. S. IS DETERMINED BY THE FINGERING TYPE. (FINGERING TYPE I = 1st FINGER STRETCH, TYPE IV = 4th F. S. ) WHEN THE OUT OF POSITION NOTE IS NOT A SCALE TONE AND MOVING UPWARD USE F. S. 1, AND MOVING DOWNWARD F. S. 4. . REGARDLESS OF FINGERING TYPE. (ALL SCALE FINGERINGS INTRODUCED FROM THIS POINT ON WILL NOT USE ANY OPEN STRINGS, AND THEREFORE THEY A R E MOVABLE, IN THE SAME MANNER AS THE CHORD FORMS PRESENTED EARLIER. SEE P. 45) (Remember - All natural notes on the guitar are 2 frets apart, except E to F and B to C) DO NOT PRACTICE these two pages.

Just READ them, but not more than twice thru-during any single practice session. . Do not play them on two consecutive days. . Do not go back over any particular section because of a wrong note . . DO KEEP AN EVEN TEMPO and play the proper time values ... By obeying these rules the "Reading Studies" will never be memorized ... A little later on it is recommended that you use this procedure with a variety of material as this is the only way for a guitarist to achieve and maintain any proficiency in reading.

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