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Chord Tone Soloing: A Guitarist's Guide to Melodic Improvising in Any Style (Musicians Institute: Private Lessons) Paperback – June 1, 2006
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Basically it covers the how and why of music and how you the guitar player should think about it. Be forwarned this is not a book that will make you better overnight. In fact there is a chance that you will feel as though you have gotten worse at first. My reccommendation for those that can afford the time is to buy this book and use it right along side a good relative pitch ear training program....seriously. If you want to be a good musician then the methods in this book will provide the how and why while your ear will be responsible for the when.
I have A LOT of guitar books...as do most of you reading this. This book teaches you the way to think about the guitar. It will take a lot of serious practice to ingrain the material in these pages, but those that do will transition for ok players to real players.
Plain and simple: Best book I've bought in a long time.
One draw back. The sound tracks are corney sounding...but that's a very minor issue in light of what this book provides.
I was wrong. At least, for me, the books didn't seem to "click" in my head. All of them seemed to require massive amounts of straight up memorization. There didn't seem to be a lot of rhyme or reason to why I was memorizing what I was.
Then I picked up The Ultimate Scale Book and Guitar Aerobics: A 52-Week, One-lick-per-day Workout Program for Developing, Improving and Maintaining Guitar Technique after an extended absence from guitar playing. I still remembered the basic chord shapes (and my fingers would sometimes cooperate), some riffs, but zero theory. At one point I had tried to mark my guitar to memorize the notes, but I failed. These two books got me back into the habit of learning, and I finally memorized the pentatonic minor scale after a stubborn hour of repetition.
Enter this book. I've always wanted to really play guitar, not just strum through power chords or play somebody else's tabbed songs. The intro portions of this book opened my eyes right away. They enabled me to see the end-goal, and not start out bogged in the details.Read more ›
The book lays out how that you can add interesting melody lines and great "riffs" or phrases to your chords and does it in an easy to understand way with examples that you can both see and hear. The musical solos are based on the current chords that you are playing, so both hearing them and adding them in becomes easier. In a nutshell these lead pieces make sense, musically and formationally and are easy to transition into with your current chord understanding.
I would rate this book as "excellent" for those who have a basic understanding of chords and chord movement and guitar students who would classify themselves as being on an intermediate level. This course will take you to advanced level if you apply the concepts!
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This is one of my favorite music book purchases in the past 10 years. I would say that after playing for 30-40 years there wasn't much new material in this book but the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by David Robert Bergman
This book is full of useful advice on practicing, so this puts it a cut above the many other books on scales, triads, arpeggios and so on.Published 11 months ago by Stephen B. Kutzer
This book goes way into the weeds on theory and memorization.If that's your thing you should love it. Read morePublished 15 months ago by MarkXP