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Acoustic Guitar Secrets™ The Ultimate, Step-By-Step Method For Mastering Acoustic Guitar By Dan Denley

Thank You I want to thank my wife, Maura, for all her help, support and patience. Without her, this project would not have been possible. Thanks to all my customers who encouraged me to create this course. Thanks be to God. His mercy endures forever.

Common Sense Marketing, LLC P.O. BOX 31 | Collierville, TN 38027 | USA Phone (901)335-4551 | Fax (706)534-0013 Copyright (C) 2010 by Dan Denley International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication (music, video or written) may be reproduced in any form or by any means without prior written permission of the Publisher.

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Contents

Acoustic Guitar Secretsâ„¢ ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 1 Intro .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3 How to use this book ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 3 About the audio CDs ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 3 DVD 1: Acoustic Guitar Basics.................................................................................................................................................................................... 4 Basic Chords ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4 DVD 1: Acoustic Guitar Basics.................................................................................................................................................................................... 5 Counting Rhythms................................................................................................................................................................................................ 5 DVD 2: Acoustic Strumming & Barre Chords ........................................................................................................................................................... 10 Strumming Patterns ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 10 DVD 2: Acoustic Strumming & Barre Chords ........................................................................................................................................................... 21 Barre Chords ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 21 DVD 3: Acoustic Chord Mastery .............................................................................................................................................................................. 37 Chord Progressions ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 37 DVD 3: Acoustic Chord Mastery .............................................................................................................................................................................. 46 Chord Fills .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 46 DVD 3: Acoustic Chord Mastery .............................................................................................................................................................................. 59 Chord Embellishment ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 59 DVD 3: Acoustic Chord Mastery .............................................................................................................................................................................. 70 Five Chords ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 70 DVD 4: Acoustic Fingerstyle & Arpeggios ................................................................................................................................................................ 75 Arpeggios ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 75 DVD 4: Acoustic Fingerstyle & Arpeggios ................................................................................................................................................................ 80 Fingerstyle ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 80 DVD 5: County Blues & Jazz Songs ......................................................................................................................................................................... 101 Country ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 101 DVD 5: County Blues & Jazz Songs ......................................................................................................................................................................... 105 Blues ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 105 DVD 5: County Blues & Jazz Songs ......................................................................................................................................................................... 112 Jazz................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 112 Additional Guitar Instruction ................................................................................................................................................................................. 134 Recommended Resources ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 134 Contact Us ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 134 Online Community Support 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Intro Thank you for purchasing Acoustic Guitar Secrets. I created this course with one overarching goal: to get you playing your acoustic guitar as quickly and proficiently as possible. And that’s exactly what you’re going to do if you follow the simple plan I’ve laid out for you. This course is all about playing. So, keep that in mind as you go through the material. I’ve purposefully left out big hunks of theory. Nothing earth-shattering. Just info that really only interests scholarly folks and university types. Another primary focus of Acoustic Guitar Secrets is repertoire. I want you to have a huge repertoire in various styles that you can whip out on-demand. How many times have you wanted to play for a friend and couldn’t remember anything good? Well, not anymore! I’ve given you a cornucopia of riffs, licks, melodies, chord progressions and songs. Pick out the ones you like best and memorize them. That way you’ll be able to churn them out whenever you want. There are a total of 158 musical examples in this book. Nearly all of them are played for you in the DVDs or on the CDs. I’ve provided all the tab, notation and fretboard diagrams for you so you’ll never have to guess what I’m playing. So, roll up your sleeves, grab your acoustic guitar and get started now! Cheers! Dan Denley

How to use this book The musical examples in this book follow the order of the five DVDs that came with your course. I’ve cross-referenced the DVD titles with the section headings in this book. My suggestion is that you start with DVD1 and work your way straight through, but it’s not strictly necessary. So, if you are particularly interested in fingerpicking, for example, feel free to jump to that DVD first. The most important thing is to have fun!

About the audio CDs People learn in different ways. Some by sight, some by hearing, some by reading. So, I felt it was important to supplement the DVD instruction with two audio CDs. I recorded nearly every musical example in this book for you. Examples that are recorded for you are easily identified by the figure number and the corresponding CD and track number. This is extremely handy when you want to quickly jump to a particular section and listen to examples as you follow along in your book. Of course, you’ll want to refer to the DVD video for complete instruction.

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DVD 1: Acoustic Guitar Basics Basic Chords

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DVD 1: Acoustic Guitar Basics Counting Rhythms

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DVD 2: Acoustic Strumming & Barre Chords Strumming Patterns

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DVD 2: Acoustic Strumming & Barre Chords Barre Chords

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DVD 3: Acoustic Chord Mastery Chord Progressions

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DVD 3: Acoustic Chord Mastery Chord Fills

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DVD 3: Acoustic Chord Mastery Chord Embellishment

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DVD 3: Acoustic Chord Mastery Five Chords

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DVD 4: Acoustic Fingerstyle & Arpeggios Arpeggios

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DVD 5: County Blues & Jazz Songs Country

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Additional Guitar Instruction I’ve dedicated my professional life to teaching music. I hope you enjoyed this course. If so, you may want to consider my other instructional guitar courses: Amazing Guitar Secrets www.AmazingGuitarSecrets.com Blues Guitar Secrets www.BluesGuitarSecrets.com Lead Guitar Secrets www.LeadGuitarSecrets.com Ultimate Guide To Chords www.UltimateGuideToChords.com

Recommended Resources Steve Krenz’s Learn And Master Guitar www.LearnAndMasterTheGuitar.com

Contact Us Amazing Guitar Secrets PO BOX 31 Collierville, TN 38017 USA 901-335-4551 (Tel.) support@amazingguitarsecrets.com

Online Community Support At the request of my students we created an online support community. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to interact with other guitarists from around the world. You can check out the online community forum here: http://www.AmazingGuitarSecrets.com/forum

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