Bill Auer leads readers in 'Discovering Your Guitar'
"Discovering Your Guitar" includes more than 300 pages of guitar techniques along with music theory and the history of guitar. Auer covers famous tunes with technical descriptions - old familiar tunes like "The Star-Spangled Banner," "Halleluhjah" and "Sweet Child of Mine" as well as more modern tunes such as "American Idiot," "Rolling in the Deep" and "Blurred Lines." A number of the transcriptions include several lines of guitar tablature and chord charts. Auer includes details about scales and their uses as well as information on improvisation and developing soloing techniques. Touched upon briefly is the singing advantages with the use of capo, bar or transposing as well. In addition, Auer explains how to play numerous tunes in various manners by using different keys or other skills.
Auer hopes that readers will gain both knowledge and enjoyment from his book. He would also like for people who read his book to send feedback and asks readers to tell him other tunes they want him to cover. Contact information is available in his book.
An excerpt from "Discovering Your Guitar":
To paraphrase a great quote found on the net, 'A teacher shows where to look but not what to see'. After more than thirty years of teaching guitar and music to guitar students, I am still developing new ways of teaching how to learn guitar speedily. After working out all of the two hundred transcriptions, I realised that more than 50% of these tunes were made up from combinations of 'Two, Three, Four, and Five Chord Wonders'.
"Discovering Your Guitar"
By Bill Auer
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 362 pages | ISBN 9781514444283
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 362 pages | ISBN 9781514444290
E-Book | 362 pages | ISBN 9781514444306
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Bill Auer has been professionally teaching guitar for the past 30 years, covering many folk, rock, blues, classical and jazz. He has studied under Steve McKenna, Ike Isaacs and Graham Cox and attended a number of different jazz clinics at the Sydney Conservatorium of music. He has completed a variety of jazz theory courses hosted by the conservatorium and the Jazz Action Society. Auer has also played with a number of rock, folk, blues and jazz bands over the last 40 years and was once part of the band that later went on to become Flowers and later Ice House. He has also performed in a jazz group playing regularly at various restaurants in North Sydney. For the last seven years, Auer has managed and conducted the University of Technology, U.T.S. Sydney Jazz Band. More information is available at: http://www.DiscoveringYourGuitar.com.
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