LeWalt Publishing - Guitar, 5-String Banjo and Mandolin Instruction - Harold Streeter





The Guitar Primer - By Harold Streeter

Table of Contents

All songs are demonstrated at slow and normal tempo with accompaniment and play-along sections.



INTRODUCTION
    
    Hand Postures and Sitting Position
    Right-Hemisphere Learning
    Learning Through Mental Imaging
    Developing Speed and Accuracy
    Practice Habits and Methods
    Economy of Motion
    Efficient Memorization Methods
    Developing "Kinetic" Sense and "Muscle Memory" for Both Hands
    Monitoring Your Progress and Improving Timing with Your Tape Recorder
    Selecting and Caring for Your Guitar

LESSON ONE

    Rest Strokes
    Left-Hand Posture
    Standard Tuning Method
    Key, Chord and Note Relationship
    Key of G with G, C, and D Chords
    Chord Progressions
    Alternate G Chord Fingering
    Key of G Chord Progression and Lyrics for Red River Valley

LESSON TWO

    Tablature Staff and How to Read Tablature
    Brush Stroke
    Time Signatures
    G, C, and D Chord Strumming Patterns in 4/4 and 3/4 Time
    Key of G Chord Progressions and Lyrics for Worried Man Blues, Down in the
         Valley
, and Goodnight Irene

LESSON THREE

    Carter Style Strumming Patterns in 4/4 and 3/4 Time for G, C, and D Chords
    Circle of Fifths
    Key of D with A Chord
     A Chord Strumming Patterns in 4/4 and 3/4 Time
    Chord Progression Transposition with Circle of Fifths
    Key of A with E Chord
    E Chord Strumming Patterns in 4/4 and 3/4 Time
    Key of D Chord Progressions and Lyrics for Tom Dooley and Streets of Laredo
    Key of D Chord Progression for Goodnight Irene
    Key of A Chord Progression for Tom Dooley

LESSON FOUR

    Left-Hand Finger Assignments
    Repeat Signs
    Am, Em, and Dm Chords
    Circle of Fifths with Minor Chords
    Chord Progressions with Minor Chords
    Key of G Tablature Melodies for Red River Valley, Down in the Valley, and
        Goodnight Irene
    Key of D Tablature Melody for Streets of Laredo
    Keys of A and E Tablature Melodies for Tom Dooley

LESSON FIVE

    Key of E with B7 Chord
    B7 Chord Strumming Patterns in 4/4 and 3/4 Time
    Determining the Three Principal Chords in Minor Keys
    Drop Circle Progressions
    Revising Chord Progressions with Minor Chords and Drop Circle Method
    More Chord Progression Transposition
    Key of E Chord Progressions for Mary Ann and Streets of Laredo
    Key of Em Chord Progression and Lyrics for This Old Hammer
    Key of Am Chord Progression for Scarborough Fair
    Key of G Chord Progressions and Lyrics for Knoxville Girl and John Henry
    Slides
    Key of E Tablature Melodies for Mary Ann, Streets of Laredo, and Tom
        Dooley
(with slides)
    Key of Em Tablature Melody for This Old Hammer
    Key of G Tablature Melodies for Knoxville Girl and John Henry

LESSON SIX

    How to Use a Tuning Fork
    Octave Tuning Method
    G7, C7, E7, A7, and D7 Chords
    How to Use 7th Chords
    Hammer Ons
    Key of Em Chord Progression for House of the Rising Sun
    Key of G Chord Progression and Lyrics for Freight Train
    Key of Em Tablature Melody and Harmony (1st and 2nd guitars) for House of the
        Rising Sun
with Slides
    Key of G Tablature Melodies and Harmonies for Will the Circle Be Unbroken (with
        Slides and Hammer Ons) and Freight Train
    Introduction to Fingerstyle

LESSON SEVEN

    Finger and Thumb Picks
    3 and 4-Note Pinches
    3, 5, and 6-Note Arpeggios
    Fingerstyle Accompaniment Patterns in 4/4 and 3/4 Time
    Creating Your Own Fingerstyle Accompaniments
    Key of G Fingerstyle Accompaniment for Railroad Bill
    Key of Em Fingerstyle Accompaniment for House of the Rising Sun
    Key of E Fingerstyle Accompaniments for Old Time Religion nad Silent Night
    Key of G Tablature Melody and Lyrics for Railroad Bill
    Key of E Tablature Melodies for Old Time Religion and Silent Night

LESSON EIGHT

    G, C, and D Chord Runs
    Key of C with Movable F Chord Formation
    Sharps and Flats
    Chromatic Scale
    Determining Chord Run Placements
    F Chord Strumming and Fingerstyle Patterns
    Key of G Strumming Accompaniment with Chord Runs for Columbus Stockade Blues
    Key of G Tablature Melody for Columbus Stockade Blues with Slides and Hammer Ons
    Key of G Fingerstyle Arrangment of Amazing Grace

LESSON NINE

    3/4 Time Strumming and Fingerstyle Runs for G, C, and D Chords
    4/4 and 3/4 Time Strumming and Fingerstyle Runs for A, D, and E Chords
    Chord Symbols in Standard Notation
    How to Use a Capo
    Key of G Strumming and Fingerstyle Accompaniment with Chord Runs for Amazing Grace
    Key of A Chord Progression and Tablature Melody for Frankie and Johnny

LESSON TEN

    Changing Difficult Chords to Easy Chords with a Capo
    12-Bar Blues Chord Progression and Right-Hand Accompaniment Pattern in Key of E
    Key of A Strumming and Fingerstyle Accompaniment with Chord Runs for Silent Night
    Key of C Basic Melody, Basic Melody with Strums, and Final Arrangement with Strums and
         Hammer Ons for Wildwood Flower
    Note Reading Fundamentals for Standard Notation: Notes on Musical Staff, Note and Rest
         Values, and Time Signatures

LESSON ELEVEN

    Note Reading Fundamentals Continued: Whole, Half, Quarter, Eighth, and Dotted Notes
    Timing Exercises
    Notes on First, Second, and Third Strings
    Key of C Standard Notation Melodies for Mary Ann and Nine Pound Hammer
    Key of C "Chord/Melody" Arrangements for Mary Ann and Nine Pound Hammer
    Barre Chords for All Neck Positions Based on E, E7, Em, A, A7, and Am Chord Forms

LESSON TWELVE

    Key of C Standard Notation Melody with Chords (Chord/Melody Arrangement) for Aura Lee
    Replacing Missing Notes in Chords
    Notes on Guitar Neck on All Strings Up to the Fifth Fret
    Barre Chord Movements Up to the Tenth Fret
    Determining Barre Chords for Accompaniment
    Key of C Chord Progression with Barre Chords for Will the Circle Be Unbroken
    Key of Am Chord Progression with Barre Chords for Greensleeves
    Movable C7 Chord Formation

LESSON THIRTEEN

    Playing 4/4 and 3/4 Time "Chop" Rhythm Patterns with Barre Chords
    4/4 and 3/4 Time Strum Patterns for Barre Chords
    Notes on Fourth and Fifth Strings
    Note Exercises
    Repeat Signs
    Key of C Standard Notation Melody for Sweet Betsy From Pike
    Effects of Sharps and Flats
    Flatting Open Strings
    Accidentals and Natural Signs
    Key of Am Standard Notation Chord/Melody Arrangement for Greensleeves in Fingerstyle

LESSON FOURTEEN

    Circle of Fifths with Key Signatures
    High "A" and "B" Notes
    Key of G Standard Notation Melody for Frankie and Johnny
    Am7 Chord Forms
    Key of G Chord Progression for Londonderry Aire
    Key of G Standard Notation Melody and Harmony (for two guitars) for Londonderry Aire
    Neck Chart for All Notes on the Guitar Up to the 12th Fret
    Placing Notes in Next Highest Neck Positions
    Key of Am Standard Notation Chord/Melody Arrangement of Scarborough Fair (with
         stacked notes) in Fingerstyle
    Notes on the Sixth String

LESSON FIFTEEN

    Key of D Standard Notation Melody for Eighth of January (fiddle tune)
    High "C" Note
    Key of C Standard Notation Melody with All Chords Defined in Note Form for Shenandoah
         in Fingerstyle
    Transposing Melodies and Chord Progressions on the Musical Staff
    Key of G Standard Notation Melody for Eighth of January

LESSON SIXTEEN

    Key of G Standard Notation Chord/Melody Arrangement of Red Wing (fiddle tune)
    More Note and Chord Transposition
    Key of C Standard Notation Melody with All Chords Defined in Note Form for O Little Town
        of Bethlehem
in Fingerstyle
    Key of E Standard Notation Melody with All Chords Defined in Note Form for Sloop John B
        
in Fingerstyle
    Conclusion

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