Power chords are the lifeblood of Rock, Hard Rock, Punk, Alternative, and Metal music. Monster Power Chords Vol. 1, by Dee J Nelson will introduce you to basic power chord strumming, music fundamentals, and advanced strumming techniques that are used frequently in real performance situations.
Monster Power Chords Volume I is perfect for beginning and early-intermediate guitarists. With all the attention given to shredding, we often overlook the fact that you can have an amazing amount of fun and rock your audience (or friends and family, or pets) with the simple solid basics covered in this program. The 46 exercises will help build dexterity and coordination to play difficult passages in your favorite songs, and there are plenty of fun and easy songs to get you ready for your first band or garage jam! Topics include:
Rhythm Notation Basics
Open position power chords
Rhythm Pyramid Exercise
Mixing Rhythms and Chords
Connecting Chords with Melodic Bass Notes
Adding the 6 and b7 Extensions for Classic Rock Riffing
Mobile Power Chords and Extensions
Moving Chords in Rhythm
Exercises for Lateral and Vertical Motion
Plus palm muting, muted strumming, natural and artificial harmonics, hammer-ons & pull-offs, legato slides, 16th notes, alternate picking, and drop D tuning
Monster Power Chords includes jam-a-long drum loops, and full blown backing tracks. The drum loops are designed to keep the beat for practicing ANY of the basic exercises in this program. The full backing tracks are designed to tie together the fundamentals being studied in each section. For advanced players already working on lead guitar skills Monster Power Chords comes with TAB of recommended scales and arpeggios to use over these backing tracks. Guitar Pro 6 files are included for you to play along with all exercises at any speed at no additional charge. (Guitar Pro 6 software sold separately).