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for Guitar

V 0.2, (c) 1994

by Dimitris Dranidis

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Guitar is a very nice instrument for a lot of reasons. One can play all kinds of songs, and music. One can learn to play the instrument without a teacher too. And I guess most of the people out there haven't had a teacher, just like me. It is really fun to learn and explore the instrument all by yourself. (Though with a teacher it would go faster :-)

Playing is great! Understanding what you're playing improves playing and brings you closer to your instrument, your songs or music. I believe that it does not need a lot to understand music theory. [Theory is not a bad word. Get used to it.] Most guitar players are interested in chords. Accompanying songs with the guitar is great! Well all you have to do in order to play all the chords of this world is to learn the intervals and then the chord construction. Then you don't need any chord charts any more. If you want to understand furthermore why a particular chord sounds good in a particular part in a song then you must learn some harmony too. Harmony is based on scales and chords. It has simple rules and is easy to understand if you catch the main idea..

So let us begin.... This introduction covers

There also exist a ASCII version of the introduction with all the text in one file. The file does not contain the new pages about voicings and learning the fretboard, since they are based on graphics.

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Dimitris Dranidis (12/01/1994)