- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.; Pck edition (July 1, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0786668660
- ISBN-13: 978-0786668663
- Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 8.7 x 0.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 24 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,185,359 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Advanced Modern Rock Guitar Improvisation Paperback – July 1, 1999
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Jon Finn has taught in the guitar department at Berklee College of Music for many years, currently holding the title of Professor. His band, Jon Finn Group gained worldwide acclaim from their concert tours and CD releases (Don t Look so Serious Legato Records 1994 and Wicked SEP Records 1998). In 1996, Jon began writing a monthly instructional column for the nationally published guitar magazine. His band, his teaching and his published pieces have all been dedicated to the advancement of modern electric guitar. He s performed/recorded with renowned guitarists John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Vinnie Moore, Andy Timmons and Steve Morse (Dixie Dregs), New York Voices, Collin Raye, Debbie Reynolds and a long list of other artists. Jon plays guitar with the Boston Pops Orchestra, performing in concert halls all over the world. His recording credits with them include two Grammy nominated recordings, The Celtic Album (1997 BMG Classics) and The Latin Album (1999 ! BMG Classics), three other CDs with The Pops (My Favorite Things, A Splash of Pops, Sleigh ride) and The NFL Theme Song (2004), He has also played in many contemporary national touring musical theater productions such as: Rent; Mamma Mia!; Aida; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Copacabana and many others. Check out Jon s other books: Advanced Modern Rock Guitar Improvisation; One Guitar; Many Styles and Blues/Rock Improvisation which are also available from Mel Bay.
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Buy this book. No matter what your level. It will help you. There is no higher recommendation I can give than this : EVERY guitarist SERIOUSLY needs this book, especially if you're a "visual" thinker who needs to understand what you're doing, rather than just reproduce (sterile sounding?) rote memory...
What I was really excited about though, is finding the book used, and then getting it for a fantastic price in just two days. Thanks Amazon!
This book takes the 5 patterns (boxes) of the pentatonic scale and dissects them. He illustrates a very intelligent way to use patterns derived from the pentatonics. The result is you can break out of the patterns that you usually play and expand your playing anywhere on the neck in any key.
This book is great for guitar players who are stuck in one position. I've been there and this book summarizes the fretboard geometry very well. Jon explains his approach to moving up and down the neck without being stuck in one position. It all makes sense.
It comes with a CD and DVD. Great Book, Great Player, Very Inspiring!!!
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