|"Just want to give my praise for "The Path Level One: Chords & Rhythm.
This book is greatly enhancing my relation to music, most specifically the rhythm section. The biggest impact it has had on me is how greatly mis-used the terms beat is, and whether it's "fast" or "slow", and then the actual correct way to describe it.
I think what I have gathered most from it personally, is the (HUGE) realization that when I tap my foot to the beat, the actual tap part of that is probably the least important aspect. Whereas the space between those "taps" is everything.
Paradigm busting!! And I suggest checking this book out!"
Description: A step by step, finger by finger system for learning your first chords in a way that produces relaxed playing and smooth chord changes. In addition, the methods taught for learning your first chords can be applied to all chord changes. The first part of this book teaches the student the rudiments of learning chords, starting with the “Easy G Chord”. You will learn how to manipulate the fingers into the shapes demanded by each chord, as well as how to get from one shape to another. The step by step detailed instructions will enable the student to make music by learning to play and switch chords, and providing the harmonic background for singing, or other melodic accompaniment.
The second part of the “Path” is a complete and one-of-a-kind- Rhythm Course that explains in simple language what rhythm and rhythm notation is all about. NO NOTE READING REQUIRED. If you are a beginner, you should work with this book alongside the “Principles of Correct Practice for Guitar”.
From the Author
“Most beginners do not realize that there are ways of changing chords that make it easy to do, and there are ways that make it very difficult! Unfortunately, they are never taught the easy, and best ways. No, they are simply given a few chord charts, and told to practice switching from one to another!
Well over half of all students who try to learn guitar quit in frustration because they have such trouble getting to "first base" (learning how to switch chords well enough to strum and sing a song). They just assume they don't have the talent.
This is completely untrue. I have taught thousands of students with the methods in my 'Path' book, who were struggling to change chords at first and who now play a song all the way through without stopping and starting at each chord change.
I have many long term players study the Path as well, so they can finally learn how to change chords easily as well as get a firm grasp of the subject of rhythm so that they reach a whole new level in their playing.”...Jamie
Title: The Guitar Principles Path Level One: Chords & Rhythm
Author: Jamie Andreas
Publisher: Guitar Principles, Inc. (Copyright 2002)
Paperback: 78 pgs.