The Beginner Guitarist Primer HTML version

Forward And Dedication
As an independent guitarist/composer/publisher/producer for more than 25 years, I have decided (at the request of friends
and colleagues) to publish a beginner guitarist primer. My goal is to help new guitarists jump start their musical journey.
This ebook is dedicated to those of you who share a burning passion to play the guitar. It is also dedicated to the ideology
that hard work, perseverance, and practice can overcome what you lack in musical genius.
My musical career has included more than two decades of writing, arranging, performing, recording, and producing my own
original music. I have appeared on television as well as live radio, and have produced 1 album and 3 CD's. My roots are in
traditional Bluegrass music. However, the bulk of my compositions and live performances have been based on Blues, Rock
and Roll, and Blues-Rock Fusion. I love traditional acoustic music as much as I love the electric guitar.
My Advice To Beginner Guitarists
So, you have decided to learn to play the guitar. Congratulations! You have made a great choice. If you are willing to work
hard, you will enjoy a great sense of accomplishment and personal satisfaction as you learn to play the guitar.
This ebook is designed to provide a roadmap as you begin your study as a new guitarist. It is not designed to teach you
everything there is to know about the guitar. This ebook will help you understand the importance of becoming a rhythm
guitarist first. Do not fall into the trap of thinking that being a "super-shredder" makes you a good guitarist. Nothing could
be farther from the truth. Master the concepts of rhythm guitar and guitar theory and you will lay the foundation for
becoming a guitar legend.
Understanding music theory concepts are essential if you are going to become an accomplished guitarist. Do not be
frightened by the words "music theory". Theory is easier than you think and learning the fundamental concepts in theory
will make all the difference in your accomplishments as a musician. Guitar theory and music theory are your friends.
Master the simple theory based lessons in this ebook and you will have the foundation to become a monster guitarist. Also,
be sure to register for your free membership at Riff - FREE Video Guitar Lessons . In the members area you will
have access to free beginner guitar lesson videos and more. Thank you for supporting Riff TV by purchasing this ebook.
Now go forth and master the guitar!
- Al Wielder