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These concepts will open up new worlds for the guitarist, whether he is beginner or a seasoned professional. -- Mark Thomas, Independent Review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This ground breaking title shares the guitar from an angle previously ignored. Most guitarists are aware of the Circle of Fifths. Bob Dietz however, has expounded on its possibilities in his diffinitive book. Guitarists using this method will have access to an easy to use tool for grasping the complexities of their instrument. The BEAD Method of Fretboard Mastery is a must for any guitarist no matter what their experience. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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All throughout the book, there are multiple errors which definitely could guide a student in the wrong direction or even worse have him/her lose interest with this beautiful instrument.
For example, in Chapter 5-Minor Scales, the third paragraph states that the reader is looking at the "C" Aeolian mode when in fact he/she is looking at the "A" Aeloian mode. Also, on page 28 under the title 5.2 Harmonic Minor Scale, the third diagram down shows and compares the Harmonic minor scale with the previous diagram, the natural minor scale. Between the VI and VII# steps, the Harmonic minor scale is stating a "Two Steps" separation when in actuality it is a "one & one half" steps separation. Also on the same page under title 5.3 Melodic Minor Scale, the diagram shows the VI# note as "F" when it should be "F" sharp,(F#). There are many errors similiar to the ones I have mentioned, far too many for me to list here.
Other reviewers have also commented on the errors and mentioned something about a later edition/version of this book. All I see listed is the version that's presented to me on Amazon's website. So, I'm not sure where to find the later edition.
My hat's off to Robert Luther Dietz for his commendable intentions to educate musicians; however, his editors and proofreaders need to exercise caution when carrying out their jobs to ensure an outstanding and invaluable final product for their readers.