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Advanced Modern Rock Guitar Improvisation Paperback – July 1, 1999
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And here it is.
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...
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!!!
Recap: 5 stars, later.
This is exactly what Jon Finn is going to teach you in this book, and he does it in a really relaxed and funny way.
Some of the topics include:
-how to use pentatonics without anyone noticing,
-and even how to create all modes by simply adding 2 notes to the pentatonic boxes - aka 'Modes For Morons'.
I've read and worked through parts of this book many times. There's always something new in it (very much like in Guthrie Govan's Creative Guitar 1: Cutting Edge Tech (v. 1) - make sure, to check it out as well).
Just as Jon puts it: "How do you know, if you've felt the full impact? The same way you know if you've been cracked upside the head with a baseball bat. You'll just know."
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am sure the book is pretty good with a world of knowledge as I was referred to it by one of my tutors,
But the Amazon / Kindle app is terribly difficult to read from . . Read more
It complements really well with CAGED and it gives you cool ways to memorize pentatonics and the modes. Read morePublished on November 12, 2012 by R. GALVEZ
Not what i expected at all. I could not find a clear explanation to improvisation. highly unrecommendedPublished on October 7, 2009 by Madoxx
I had a solid grasp on pentatonics and some of the modes before working with this book, however, the author, Jon Finn, has shown me how to view the actual geometry of the fretboard... Read morePublished on September 25, 2009 by C. Fata
DVD QUALITY BAD NO WORKING SOUND.....TRY LEARNING MUSIC WITH NO SOUND
JUST ANOTHER USELESS GUITAR BOOK TO GO IN THE BASEMENT THEN TRASH