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The topics are fundamental, but the explanations are far from it, definitely not a book for beginners. The diagrams are very confusing and I think more use of notation would make some of the explanation easier to understand. I gave it four star because I feel there is some great info in this book, but it's not going to be easy to get out.
Some deep stuff here. Very impressed with the book's design and I love the spiral binding. I've showed it to a few graphic design professionals who really dug just flipping through it too. Deep thinking on the guitar is a coming revolution -- Miles Okazaki wants to help us get ready.
Miles provides a comprehensive explanation of guitar and musical building blocks for contemporary improvisational practice. Okazaki presents some of the most detailed explorations of tonality and rhythm that I have seen. I eagerly await a follow-up volume that would detail and foster applications of the fundamentals.
This is a smart, well written book that advances guitar pedagogy by light years. Other reviewers here have already written on what is so great about it so I'll just echo that this book is a must for all those serious about the instrument.