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About the Author: J. Bruce Jones
Hi, J. Bruce Jones here from Acoustic Music TV and the creator of Essential Chords book for Guitar, Mandolin Ukulele and Banjo, now in its second edition and many other music and chord books. I started learning guitar about 10 years ago and my music and chord charts came about from my search for clear basic music information to help me learn when I started playing the guitar. Over the years I found lots of the charts on the web and in books but most of them were to complicated or incomplete or poorly presented. So I started laying out my own charts and then started sharing them with others.
As I searched the web I wanted to learn the basic shapes for the major, minor, and seventh chords. I wanted to learn how to move up the neck of the guitar and play like the guys you see in real bands. Arpeggios what are they and how to play and apply them?
What are keys and simple chord substitutions, minor pentatonic and the mysterious G run, maybe a little chord theory? How to solo, a simple 101 approach? So those were the questions, my pdf music charts are what have come out of that effort. I have some more to go, but I am pretty pleased with what we have done so far and people seem to like them alot.
Along the way I also learned to play the mandolin, the ukulele and a little banjo. So those were also added to the collection. The charts are designed to be downloaded as a pdf, printed out, and three hole punched to put into your jam notebook, we also put them up in a spiral bound book and have now release them on Amazon as a real book in case you wanted real paper.
My intent was to make the charts easy to read, informative and great for when you are practicing and jamming with your friends.
Any comments that you might have on them, good or bad are welcome. Ideas for additional music charts are also great. I will be adding more charts as time goes on.
Essential Chords for Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele and Banjo, Second Edition
iPad version of Essential Chords is now available. To get Essential Chords into your iPad iBook shelf you can use Dropbox, or email the pdf to yourself and download in the iPad.
I hope you enjoy the site and I love comments.
Please send your comments to bruce (at) bjdesign (.) com • 781-255-7171
General Bio: J. Bruce Jones
Bruce is also the creator of the World Of Maps clip art collection of editable outline PowerPoint and Adobe Illustrator maps for graphic design, websites, education, presentations and marketing. Bruce has been drawing and creating World, Regional, USA, State, County, Countries, and Global maps since 1990. To learn more about our editable map visit www.MapsforDesign.com or www.bjdesign.com and the World of Maps collections
Along with producing blank, outline maps, Bruce is also the developer of Antique and Historical Maps, a collection of 125 antique and historical royalty free maps from 1500s to the 1900s used for graphic design, illustration, web sites and education.
Bruce is the creator of four map coloring books: World Maps and Globes Coloring Book: Outline and Detailed Maps for Coloring, Home School and Education; World Regional Maps Coloring Book: Maps of World Regions, Continents, World Projections, USA and Canada and USA Maps, USA Maps and the 50 USA States Coloring Book: Includes Maps of Canada and North America and our newest book Canada and the Canadian Provinces Map Coloring Book. You can see all of our map books and collections along with a lot of other fun products at www.FreeUSandWorldMaps.com
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