Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies

Author: Patrick Pfeiffer
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470934197
File Size: 23,88 MB
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Learn to play bass guitar quickly and easily with this guide and bonus interactive CD! The bass guitar is utilized in almost every single genre of music-rock, classical, jazz, metal, funk, and country just to name a few. Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies provides bassists an opportunity to dabble with all these styles and more. Regardless of your intended musical style, this hands-on guide provides the tips and drills designed to help perfect your playing ability. Features a wide variety of over 300 exercises and technique-building practice opportunities tailored to bass guitar From classic blues bass rhythms to funk, rock, and reggae bass patterns, players of all styles benefit from the exercises and chords presented Shows you proper hand and body posture and fingering and hand positions Each lesson concludes with a music piece for you to try The audio CD includes practice pieces that accompany the exercises and drills presented in each section Helps you build your strength, endurance, and dexterity when playing bass Whether you're a beginner bass player or you're looking to stretch your playing skills, Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies is the book for you! CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

Guitar Exercises For Dummies

Author: Mark Phillips
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470472995
File Size: 80,66 MB
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Guitar Exercises For Dummies includes over 300 exercises along with lots of technique-building practice opportunities. It starts off with warm-up exercises (on and off-instrument) and then logically transitions to scales, scale sequences, arpeggios, arpeggio sequences, and chords, with a focus on building strength and consistency as well as refining technique.

Mandolin Exercises For Dummies

Author: Don Julin
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118769538
File Size: 53,40 MB
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Blues Guitar For Dummies

Author: Jon Chappell
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111974895X
File Size: 53,48 MB
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Select the right guitar and accessories Learn the riffs and scales that define the blues Play solid blues rhythm or step out for a solo Recreate the sounds of the blues masters Want to play the blues? Can't read music? No problem! This fun, accessible guide shows you how to play blues scales, chords, progressions, riffs, and solos. Learn about the structure of a blues song, including intros, turnarounds, and endings. Master the art of articulation, dynamics, and phrasing. From Delta blues and modern blues to blues rock, you'll see how to use today's guitars, amplifiers, and effects to play a wide variety of styles, with hands-on guidance on changing strings for when you really boogie down. Inside Explore acoustic and electric styles Perform common blues scales Learn song structures and improvise leads Follow the history of the blues Choose the best equipment to accentuate your sound Get to know legendary blues artists and albums

Guitar For Dummies

Author: Mark Phillips
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118054733
File Size: 49,95 MB
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Guitar All In One For Dummies

Author: Consumer Dummies
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047055018X
File Size: 12,51 MB
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Ukulele Exercises For Dummies Enhanced Edition

Author: Brett McQueen
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118756398
File Size: 58,34 MB
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Take your ukulele playing to the next level - fast! - withhundreds of fun exercises, drills and practice tunes You have a ukulele, you know just enough to be dangerous, and nowyou're ready to do something with it. You're in luck: UkuleleExercises For Dummies helps you become a better player.This practice-based book focuses on the skills thatentry-level players often find challenging and provides tips,tricks and plenty of cool exercises that will have you creatingmusic in no time that include: • Creating rock-steady strumming patterns and rhythms • Becoming a better fingerpicker with patterns, arpeggioexercises, and solo fingerpicking pieces • Expanding your fretboard knowledge and crafting yourown rock, blues and jazz riffs and solos • Playing actual songs on the ukulele - everything fromthe classic ukulele tunes to the 12 bar blues! • Downloadable audio files of the exercises found in thebook, providing you with a self-contained practice package No matter if you're a beginning ukulele player or you're wanting tostretch and improve your chops, Ukulele Exercises ForDummies puts you on your way to becoming a ukuleleextraordinaire!

Classical Guitar For Dummies

Author: Jon Chappell
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470464704
File Size: 35,25 MB
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A reference for aspiring and beginner-level guitar players offers hands-on instruction in the fundamentals as well as a series of practice exercises, in a guide that is complemented by a bonus CD of songs, chords, and audio/MP3 files. Original.

Surviving The Holidays For Dummies

Author: Consumer Dummies
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118495934
File Size: 46,38 MB
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Just the thought of the holidays can be overwhelming: the decorating, the shopping, the entertaining, and the extra commitments (not to mention the extra calories). Fortunately, Surviving the Holidays For Dummies offers expert tips to help you make it through the holidays in one piece — with your friends and family marveling at how you do it all! This specially created ebook is divided into four parts that guide you through the holiday process. We can't help you with every holiday happening (and we would never claim to be able to do so) but we can help you plan and prepare for what should be the most wonderful time of the year. So whether you're having trouble getting in the holiday spirit or overwhelmed by all the shopping and entertaining, we've culled tried-and-true content from many of our bestselling titles to bring you this fun, approachable ebook to survive — and thrive — throughout the Holiday season. You'll start with tips and hints for avoiding as much holiday stress as possible and discover how you can get a head start on holiday shopping with gift ideas and, of course, Dummies product suggestions. Next up you'll find out how to entertain like a pro and host a stellar bash — from choosing a date and planning a menu to making your holidays flow smoothly with handy, must-have to-do lists. Plus, you'll find easy-to-follow recipes for drinks, appetizers, main and side dishes, and desserts and that will make you the talk of Tinsel Town. And what would any holiday be without a bit of overindulgence? If the holidays leave you feeling drained and in need of a recharge, we've got advice for how to quickly recover, both mentally and physically. We've even included a lighthearted Part of Tens. In this section, you discover what you should (and shouldn’t) do during the holidays. 'Tis the season to enjoy the holidays with a little bit of help from For Dummies.

Bass Guitar For Dummies

Author: Patrick Pfeiffer
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119695597
File Size: 27,70 MB
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Develop solid rhythm and timing Build scales and modes into great bass lines Play a ton of grooves in a variety of styles Master the bass—it's the heart of the band The bass guitar provides the essential link between the instruments laying down the beat and the instruments carrying the melody of a song. With this book as your guide, you can become the bassist you want to be, whether it involves performing before screaming fans or just jamming with your friends. Discover how the bass is used in a variety of musical genres, gain knowledge and confidence from simple lessons, apply techniques the pros use, and polish your bass lines with online practice sessions. Inside... Know what to look for when choosing your first bass guitar Set up your equipment Learn scales, modes, and arpeggios Combine harmony and rhythm into grooves Explore professional techniques Jam with online practice

Personal Bankruptcy For Dummies

Author: James P. Caher
Editor: For Dummies
ISBN: 9780764554988
File Size: 36,86 MB
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The number of new personal bankruptcies filed each year continue to increase. And there is no relief in sight. Bankruptcy is never a painless or easy decision, but with a little know-how, you can get through this process with a minimum of headache, heartache, and indigestion. With a clear focus towards the future, you can then begin to get your finances—and your life—back in order. If you’re considering bankruptcy, are currently in the process of filing for bankruptcy, or on the brink of bankruptcy and looking for a way to get through debt, Personal Bankruptcy For Dummies can help you make the best decisions about your financial future. Personal Bankruptcy For Dummies is a nuts-and-bolts toolbox, which covers both Chap7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Written by two seasoned experts on bankruptcy law, this easy-to-follow guide walks you through the bankruptcy process and explains how to rebuild your credit after filing for bankruptcy. Straightforward answers and re liable advice can help you sort out all of your possibilities, with a clear understanding of what you have to gain and what’s to lose. This carefully written guidebook will show you how to: Consider alternatives to bankruptcy Decide which type of bankruptcy is right for you Prevent further financial damage before filing for bankruptcy Defend yourself from bill collectors and the IRS Save your home and other important assets Wipe out credit card debt Use bankruptcy to deal with tax debts Repair your credit and stay out of financial trouble Filled with expert tips and tactics for navigating the world of bankruptcy, Personal Bankruptcy For Dummies gives you the ammunition and information you need to intelligently and confidently choose your own best path and get back on your feet again.

Filmmaking For Dummies

Author: Bryan Michael Stoller
Editor: For Dummies
ISBN: 9780764524769
File Size: 22,19 MB
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Film is a powerful medium. Successful filmmakers possess the passion to visually tell a story that will affect people's emotions, make them see things differently, help them discover new ideas, or just create an escape for them. Whether you love the experience of being enthralled by movies or the excitement, challenge, and magic of making the movie yourself, Filmmaking For Dummies is your primer to creating a respectable product. For the seasoned professional, this friendly reference can inspire you with fresh ideas – before you embark on your next big flick. Get ready to roll with expert information on Defining the difference between independent and studio films Knowing what genre fits your fancy Finding perfect locations Storyboarding your film Directing the action Giving credit and titles Written from the author's 30 years of hands-on work as a writer, producer, and film director, Filmmaking For Dummies carries you through from screenplay to distribution, with lots of experience-packed insight into Writing or finding a screenplay Raising financing for your film Budgeting and scheduling your film Hiring the right actors and crew Planning, shooting, and directing your film Putting your film together in the editing room Finding a distributor to get your film in from of an audience Entering (and maybe even winning) film festivals Taking into account the advent of digital technology, author Bryan Michael Stoller focuses on creative elements that apply to both film and video production. He also points our technical differences and notes the many similarities between traditional and newer age making of motion pictures – all in a fun and engaging way that'll have you shooting for the stars!

Feng Shui Your Workspace For Dummies

Author: Holly Ziegler
Editor: For Dummies
ISBN: 9780764519871
File Size: 18,75 MB
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Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of arranging physical space to maximize positive energy. Whether you’re a novice or knowledgeable about Feng Shui, a powerful CEO or an assistant, this guide will help you tap the power of Feng Shui in your workplace to boost your productivity and performance. Feng Shui Your Workplace For Dummies will help you work more effectively, with dozens of simple fixes and tweaks to enhance energy, increase harmony, relieve tension, and promote career achievement. You’ll get an overview of Feng Shui terminology and principles and discover how to: Deal with any type of workplace, including a cramped cubicle, open concept office, traditional office, or a makeshift home setup Choose and arrange furniture to bring more energy and flow to your workspace Deal with improper lighting, glass doors, and walls Reduce clutter Use light, flowers, and sound to create harmony Make the most of color and texture, including dressing for success Use Feng Shui in your interactions with others for harmonious relationships with colleagues Build a business the Feng Shui way Written by Holly Zeigler, a Feng Shui devotee and consultant for commercial and residential architects and developers, and Jennifer Lawler, a master at Martial Arts and author of Martial Arts For Dummies and ASVAB For Dummies, this book helps you put the time-honored principles of Feng Shui to work in your workplace! It even includes a workspace sketch pad to help you plan your furniture placement. After all, according to Feng Shui, something as simple as moving the furniture in your workspace can help you move up in the workplace!

Mandolin For Dummies

Author: Don Julin
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119943973
File Size: 33,34 MB
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The fun and easy way to learn to play the mandolin The newest addition to the highly successful Dummies instrument-instruction line, Mandolin For Dummies gives you easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction on learning to play the mandolin. Following the time-tested Dummies format, Mandolin For Dummies provides a level of content and instruction greater than anything currently available. Mandolin For Dummies breaks down the fundamentals of this instrument and provides the resources you need to practice and improve your ability over time. Packed with individualized instruction on key mandolin-friendly musical styles, including Irish and Celtic, "old time" American music, blues, bluegrass, swing, and jazz Files available via download provide audio tracks from the book and exercises so you can play along and build your skills -- almost 2 hours of music! Clear and useful photos and diagrams ensure you fret, strum, and pick with precision Includes a mandolin buying guide to help ensure you make the right purchases Tips on restringing mandolins and other DIY care and maintenance topics If you're an aspiring mandolin player, don't fret! Mandolin For Dummies has you covered.

Workouts For Dummies

Author: Tamilee Webb
Editor: For Dummies
ISBN: 9780764551246
File Size: 20,76 MB
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Every few months a new diet, wonder drug, or workout machine hitsthe market promising instantaneous results. Unfortunately, none ofthese fads ever seems to work. That's because the secret togood health is based on a balanced workout routine, which consistsof eating a healthy diet, exercising, resting your body, and doingyour best to find balance in all aspects of your life. If you candedicate yourself to this goal and are willing to work for what youwant you can have a healthy and fit body. Workouts For Dummies by Tamilee Webb, whose buffed bodyis the star of the Buns of Steel workout video series, will showyou how to get the most out of your workout routine no matter whatyour current level of fitness. If you're a workout enthusiastthis book will help you shape up with easy workouts you can doanytime, anywhere. Even if you've never exercised,don't worry--this book starts with basic topics such aschoosing shoes and warming up. Workouts For Dummie s covers everything you'll needto create an effective exercise program, starting with anexplanation of body types (so you don't think you'llend up looking like Cindy Crawford if you don't already) andthe workouts that suit your body type. You'll also finddirections for stretches, aerobic exercises, muscle conditioning(using weights, furniture, exercise bands, and bars), and workoutsfor different locations (home, office, gym), all withillustrations. Workouts For Dummies also deals with thefollowing topics and much more: * Creating a personalized workout * Warming up, cooling down, and stretching * Preventing common injuries * Targeting and toning trouble spots * Evaluating equipment, gear, and gadgets * Determining your fitness level * Working out while traveling Filled with expert tips, techniques, and step-by-step photos thatillustrate over 100 exercises, Workouts For Dummies willhelp you make exercising an enjoyable part of your life.

Guitar For Dummies With Dvd

Author: Mark Phillips
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118115546
File Size: 38,90 MB
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Explains how to select a guitar, learn chords and melodies, explore different musical styles, and repair and maintain the instrument, with an interactive DVD featuring videos, audio tracks, and printable documents.

Rock Guitar For Dummies

Author: Jon Chappell
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118069609
File Size: 18,19 MB
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Face it, being a rock guitarist is just about the coolest thing you can be – next to a secret agent with a black belt in karate. But even if you were a butt-kicking international person of mystery, playing rock guitar would still be cooler because it involves art, passion, power, poetry, and the ability to move an audience of listeners. Whether "moving your listeners" means mowing down crowd surfers with your power chords or making the audience cry with your sensitive melodies, no other musical instrument allows you so much versatility. Whatever rocks your world, Rock Guitar For Dummies can help you bring that message out through your fingers and onto that electric guitar that's slung over your shoulder. If you're a beginner, you'll discover what you need to know to start playing immediately, without drowning in complicated music theory. If you've been playing for a while, you can pick up some tips to help improve your playing and move to the next level. Here's a sampling of the topics covered in Rock Guitar For Dummies: How electric guitars and amplifiers work Choosing the right guitar and amp for you, and how to care for them Left-hand and right-hand guitar techniques The different styles of rock guitar playing Creating great riffs The history of rock guitar Buying accessories for your new toy Top Ten lists of the guitarists you should listen to, the rock albums you must have, and the classic guitars you should know about Rock Guitar For Dummies also comes with a CD that includes audio of every example shown in the book, plus play-along tracks with a band. So, if you consider yourself an air guitar virtuoso and would like to try the real thing, Rock Guitar For Dummies can help you on your way to becoming an accomplished guitarist. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Guitar Picking Mechanics

Author: Desi Serna
Editor: Guitar Music Theory
ISBN: 1979981884
File Size: 11,96 MB
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Guitar Picking Mechanics equips you to use a standard guitar pick (a.k.a. flatpick or plectrum) to play popular styles of music as proficiently as possible. Through a series of exercises, you are trained to use the proper techniques needed to play common guitar parts. You also discover techniques that make an immediate difference in how well you pick, so you see fast results. In order to learn the most practical skills, you play examples composed in the style of familiar songs. You even unleash your creativity by applying your newfound skills to your own improvisations and compositions. Your path to picking improvement involves the development and application of the following techniques: Alternate picking Changing strings on downstrokes Downstroke sweep picking Downstroke economy picking Upstroke string changes, sweep picking, and economy picking Pick slanting Inside and outside picking Playing melodic patterns (a.k.a. "scale sequences") Crosspicking After completing Guitar Picking Mechanics, you will be able to pick more quickly, more accurately, and more comfortably. You will know how to compose fluid lead lines around efficient mechanics. Most importantly, you will discover which picking techniques work best for you so you can play to your strengths. Guitar Picking Mechanics is not just about technique—it is about your artistic expression and style. The program’s goals are for you to explore options, develop new skills, break through barriers, and make progress so that your guitar playing becomes something you can be proud of. :) The Guitar Picking Mechanics book includes: 100 pages of instruction 84 Notation Figures with Tablature 74 Audio Tracks Are you ready to make your picking problems a thing of the past? Do you want to see how changing your approach to picking can help you progress faster than you thought possible? Get your copy of Guitar Picking Mechanics today! Requirements Guitar Picking Mechanics is not a beginner guitar program. In order to take full advantage of this instruction, you should already be playing at an intermediate level. Your skills should include being able to play pentatonic scale and three-notes-per-string scale patterns. Guitar Picking Mechanics works on either an acoustic or electric guitar. Both right-handed and left-handed guitar players can follow the lessons. Audio Tracks Once you have your book, follow the instructions to download all the audio tracks. If you would prefer to have the audio tracks on CD, purchase the CD as well, which is listed and sold separately on Amazon. Book Formats Amazon sells paperbacks and Kindles. PDF eBooks are sold at the author’s website. Visit http://GuitarMusicTheory.com/pick for more information.

College Admission Essays For Dummies

Author: Geraldine Woods
Editor: For Dummies
ISBN: 9780764554827
File Size: 24,38 MB
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The competition to get into your college of choice has never been fiercer. Unfortunately, much of the application process is out of your hands. But one major aspect of the admission process is under your control—your personal statement. Your application essay provides you with the opportunity to let your true, unique and totally irresistible self shine through. College Admission Essays For Dummies is your total guide to crafting application essays that will make people sit up and take notice. It demystifies the authority figures who’ll judge your work, helps you decide what to write, and then arms you with the knowledge and skills you need to write your essay on time and on target. Step by step, it walks you through the entire essay-writing process, offering priceless tips on how to: Choose the best topic, tone, and structure for your essay Capture the crucial stories that reveal who you are Avoid common pitfalls that can sabotage your application Overcome writer’s block Know how to respond to unusual and off-the-wall essay questions Write successful short answers to specific application questions College admission guru Geraldine Woods punctures common myths about application essays and tells you what you absolutely must do to write a good one. With the help of many inspiring and instructive killer essays, she shows you how to: Put yourself in the right mental state for writing well Gather ideas, focus on a topic and choose the best structure for your essay Use topic sentences, detail, and strong introductions and conclusions Write a rough draft Show rather than tell your story Make sure your spelling and grammar are pitch perfect Create smooth transitions and avoid repetitions Your college application essay is your chance to show the committee that you’re more than just a statistic. Let College Admission Essays For Dummies show you how to write “admit-clinching” college essays.

Guitar All In One For Dummies

Author: Hal Leonard Corporation
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111887210X
File Size: 58,68 MB
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Make your music come alive with this indispensable guitar guide There's no denying that guitar players have cachet. The guitar is an ever-present part of our collective musical heritage, and the sound can be sensual, aggressive, or a million things in between. Whether you're hoping to conquer Free Bird, Bourée, or Bolero Mallorquin, you need to learn to walk before you can run. Even once you can run, you need something to help you clear hurdles along the way. That's where Guitar All-In-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition, comes in. It's your complete compendium of guitar instruction, written in clear, concise For Dummies style. It covers everything from positioning and basic chords to guitar theory and playing styles, and even includes maintenance advice to keep your instrument sounding great. It's an amazing resource for newbies and veterans alike, and offers you the opportunity to stretch beyond your usual genre. Forge the sound of rock, blues, classical, and more Understand the music theory behind guitar mastery Express yourself through your own compositions Perform practice exercises for muscle memory and dexterity Guitar All-In-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition, includes access to audio tracks and instructional videos to guide you through the lessons and inspire you to play often, which is the number-one key to success. You get advice and instruction from some of the most respected guitar teachers in the business, plus online resources, for less than the cost of a single lesson. Guitar All-In-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is the key to bringing your music to life.