Expand your horizons with alternate tunings! Many of the greatest names in guitardom have broken free from the bonds of standard tuning to create truly memorable music - and so can you! Alternate tunings can take you to new and exotic places, impossible with the 'old familiar.' You can create a variety of new chord and note voicings, emulate the feels of other instruments, make slide guitar that much easier, and just plain blaze new trails in your playing - all with alternate tunings! Inside, you'll find detailed information on how to retune and common scale and chord fingerings, as well as listings of songs that use these tunings.
A Modern Method for Guitar, by William Leavitt, is one of the world's most popular guitar methods. It is the basic text for Berklee College of Music's guitar program. It has stood the test of time and earned a vast and loyal following of dedicated guitar students and instructors for over forty years.
Designed to motivate and inspire students, Guitar Sherpa's innovative learning systems employ a hands-on, contextual format. Students "play" their way through Guitar Sherpa curriculum rather than working through tedious examples and exercises. Brad Carlton, TrueFire's Educational Director and top session player, presents CAGED Cracked, a unique and highly effective system for fretboard navigation, chord selection and improvisation. The CAGED system goes well beyond alternate chord voicings by also serving as a springboard for comping, soloing and improvising in any key.
Pepe Romero has played the guitar for as long as he can remember, debuting at the age of seven. His father was the legendary guitarist Celedonio Romero and was his only teacher. Along with his father and brothers Celin and Angel, Romero formed the Romeros Quartet, and riding on the heels of Celedonio's celebrity in Spain, embarked on an international career that made them the most famous guitar ensemble in the world.