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Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard; Pap/Com edition (November 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423483219
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423483212
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.3 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,559 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Chad Johnson is a freelance author, editor, and musician. For Hal Leonard Corporation, he's authored over 65 instructional books covering a variety of instruments and topics, including Guitarist's Guide to Scales Over Chords, The Hal Leonard Acoustic Guitar Method, Pentatonic Scales for the Guitar: The Essential Guide, Ukulele Aerobics, Radiohead Guitar Signature Licks, Teach Yourself to Play Bass Guitar, Chops Builder for Guitar, Play Like Eric Clapton, and Bass Fretboard Workbook, to name but a few. He's a featured instructor on the DVD 200 Country Guitar Licks (also published by Hal Leonard) and has toured and performed throughout the east coast in various bands, sharing the stage with members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers Band, and others. He works as a session guitarist, composer/songwriter, and recording engineer when not authoring or editing, and his latest band, Analog Drift (www.analogdriftband.com), recently released their self-titled debut album, which can be purchased on iTunes and Amazon. Chad currently resides in Anna, TX (North Dallas) with his wife and two children, where he keeps busy with an active freelance career. Feel free to contact him at chadjohnsonguitar@hotmail.com.

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154 of 159 people found the following review helpful By Andrew DuBrock on April 5, 2011
Format: Paperback
I have worked for many publishing companies as an editor and author, and I rarely come across a book I want to add to my own overflowing collection. But when I picked up Chad Johnson's Guitarist's Guide to Scales over Chords, I knew I needed this book on my shelf.

Many guitarists practice scales, but don't learn how to apply those scales to real-world situations. That's where the Guitarist's Guide to scales over Chords comes in. The book begins by studying the construction of major and minor scales (and their pentatonic counterparts), and diving into diatonic harmony and theory. If you don't already have a little scale knowledge, you'll need to carefully study the first few chapters (this book is not for beginners!). The book then explores a variety of scales, using them in a wide array of formats ranging from fusion and jazz to blues and progressive rock. Along the way, Johnson talks about when and where to use each specific scale, and--just as importantly--how to craft great solo phrases instead of passages that sound like you're simply running scales up and down (a common pitfall!). By the end, you'll be tearing up the fretboard, applying major and minor scales and their modes alongside more complex sounds like Lydian Dominant and Super Locrian.

Of course, you shouldn't expect to get there overnight. There's so much information compressed into 96 pages that to really get each scale under your fingers and every concept burned into your mind, you'll need to integrate this book into your practice plan for many months. This requires a commitment on your part, but it also makes the payoff from this book even greater. Johnson includes top-notch audio for every example, so you can hear how he applies each idea to a phrase or complete solo within the context of a band. If you want to learn how to apply scales in many ways over limitless chord progressions, this book is for you.
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113 of 120 people found the following review helpful By D. Viray on July 15, 2012
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Hi Fellow Guitar Players. I have been playing guitar since 1964. I was basically a Garage Musician. Was in a band and had a "Hit" in the 60's. Playing my guitar was cut short for a few years, as I served my country in the US Army. I am an active musician. O.K......Let's get to the point. I have purchased many DVD's, books, have had a few guitar lessons, where they the teacher used tabs, and taught you more licks. It was nice to learn licks, follow the tabs books, and play like Clapton, SRV, Michael Hedges, and on, and, on. All of the above were NOT getting me to the place where I wanted to be. I want to be versatile, and have the ability to play in any style of music from jazz, to rock, to polkas. I also have a desire to read music. The skill of playing in different venues lies in the scales. I have purchased many books and DVD's, teaching scales and other approaches. They were so monotonous, and boring that you would put them on the shelf, along with your other "lost cause" items. This can lead you to become discouraged, and eventually cause you to consider giving up and discontinue playing. Then I came across this book (with CD). If you want to move into the area where you can play more than just the blues, and some fancy licks, this is the BEST product I have found. It is well written, and takes you through the learning process one step at a time. They pace it very well, from step 1 on through. I am a slow learner. There are books and DVD's out there. Some of them are just over my head. I am an intermediate player. They assume that you know some theories, and have knowledge, so when you get into the product, you are lost, you have already spent $40 more or less, and wind up putting it on the shelf, or in a box, with your other "stuff.Read more ›
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69 of 76 people found the following review helpful By SR on March 18, 2011
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There are a lot of resources available for guitarists to develop their musical knowledge but a very rare few of them focus on developing good improvisational skills. It's a trap that too many guitarists fall into where improvising and writing melodies becomes stale and you can become stuck in a rut where everything you improvise sounds the same or your melodies suffer from poor note choices.

This book addresses that very problem and approaches it in a way that any guitarist who has suffered from it can appreciate. It focuses on the knowledge you will need and which situations are appropriate to apply that knowledge. I am always looking for different perspectives to help my melodies and this book was able to give me some different ideas.

If you are a guitarist who has ever wanted to develop better improvisational skills or just wanted a different perspective to enhance your existing skills then "Guitarist's Guide to Scales Over Chords" can help you.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By aceofbase on April 13, 2012
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I really like this book so far, it assumes a basic knowledge of music theory so is probably not appropriate for complete novices. The first few chapters are straightforward but the difficulty rises quickly after that. Its going to take some months to fully digest all of the info in here but it is well written and nice to have the CD to listen and play along to various licks. Highly recommended!
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Alf on August 17, 2012
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I bought this based on the reviews and the indication that it was advanced and you would need to know some theory. Well, I know some theory and the book was way too basic. There were the major and minor scales, the modes, the pentatonic scales, but nothing advanced. The good news is Amazon's return policy.

I'm not going to ding the book any stars just because it wasn't perfect for me. But it would very nice if the publishers would use the "Look Inside this Book" feature so that we don't have to try to read between the lines of other reviews. So, minus one star for that.
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