Bruce Buckingham – Rhythm Guitar: The Complete Guide
Nov 11 2014
This is the complete guide to playing rhythm guitar by Bruce Buckingham and Eric Pascal. Introducing all the fundamentals and important concepts including open chords, barre chords, and other movable shapes; strumming, fingerstyle, flatpicking and arpeggiation; common progressions and basic chord theory and more.
Rhythm Guitar: The Complete Guide has been designed from the Musicians Institute core curriculum programmes and is a comprehensive source suitable for beginners and amateur guitarists.
This book is a very practical and comprehensive introduction to guitar chords. It is an ideal book for beginners and possibly for more advanced players looking to review and hone their chord and rhythm knowledge. It gets very quickly up to speed and by the end of the first two chapters you have covered the 21 basic chords which will allow you to play thousands of songs! Then come barre chords, power chords and jazz chords such as major 7ths, 6ths and 9ths. It is arranged in about 36 lessons and would keep you going for a year at least if you want to cover it fully. It covers ‘generic’ rhythm guitar i.e. rock, folk, blues, funk, country, jazz and so on.
A particular strength are the well thought out and innovative ‘basic moves’ exercises – two and three chord changes using the new chords just introduced. The difficulty with rhythm guitar is not making the chord shapes but rather changing between them quickly enough – the ‘basic moves’ give plenty of material to work on and are followed by longer chord progressions for each chapter’s material. There is plenty of this material and it’s ideal for brushing up your playing as well as learning.
Rhythm variations are also covered fully and can be applied to the chord progressions.
Running time: 1 hour
Video: MPEG2 720×480 NTSC 4:3 7000 kbps 29.970 fps
Audio: AC3 2 ch 192 Kbps 48.0 KHz
Booklet: Yes (PDF)
Size: 2.4 Gb