Cat Stevens - Acoustic Masters for Guitar Paperback – Oct 1 2003
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The first few pages list examples of the different guitar methods used in the book. Each song is written in tablature and standard notation with the lyrics. They preface each piece with small diagrams of the needed chords. Most of Cat Stevens' chords are fairly basic, e.g., Peace Train, one of my all time favorites, uses simple power chords G-C-F-Am with variations. There are several chords that demand more practice and finger contortion, but overall quite doable and fun to learn.
The pieces aren't always exact of course. One must modify to get the best sound with a single guitar. They do include some 2nd guitar arrangements and put in the solo parts, usually at the intro or end(again like in Peace Train)as they fall in the song.
I'm not accomplished so I have to slowly dredge through my favorites(Moon Shadow, The Wind, How Can I Tell You, Hard Headed Woman, etc.), but it comes fairly quickly. Just play it over and over slowly the parts that you don't get. I enjoy guitar learning DVD's where they walk you through it and show smooth finger changes- wish they had one for Cat.
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