Learn guitar chords, scales, techniques, arpeggios, and basic music theory and how to use them in a musical context. This new edition, with over 400 lessons, guitar licks, streaming videos, exercises, and scales-over chords and chord-theory concepts, is all you will ever need for learning guitar scales, chords, arpeggios, and basic music theory and how to apply them in your your music!
Guitar instructor and music professor Damon Ferrante guides you through step-by-step lessons and streaming videos that will teach you how to use these concepts to improve your guitar technique, songs, solos, licks, and songwriting.
You will also memorize the notes on the fretboard!
The equivalent of 3-5 years of guitar lessons, the lessons are designed to improve your guitar technique, musicality, creativity, understanding of music theory, and give your playing and songwriting more power, color and expressiveness, whether you play Rock, Metal, Blues, Country, Pop, Jazz, or Classical.
Used by thousands of professional guitarists, students and teachers, this book and streaming video course will take your guitar playing to a whole new level!
This new edition includes over 100 free bonus lessons that cover guitar licks and scales-over-chords concepts so that you can apply each scale in your playing.
No Music Reading is Necessary!
The book and videos cover the following materials:
* Alternate Picking Technique * Legato Technique * Arpeggio Technique * Music Theory * Intervals * Warm-up Exercises * Technique Building Exercises * Guitar Licks * Chord Theory * String Skipping * Notes of the Guitar Neck * Jam Tracks * Developing Good Practice Habits * Major Chords * Minor Chords * Dominant Seventh Chords * Minor Seventh Chords * Major Seventh Chords * Diminished Chords * Augmented Chords * 9th Chords * 11th Chords * 13th Chords * Blues Scales and Modes * Major Scales and Modes * Natural Minor Scales * Harmonic Minor Scales and Modes * Melodic Minor Scales * Pentatonic Major Scales * Whole-Tone Scales * Exotic Scales * Octatonic Scales * Major Arpeggios and Inversions * Minor Arpeggios and Inversions * Diminished Arpeggios * Augmented Arpeggios * Major Seventh Arpeggios * Dominant Seventh Arpeggios * Minor Seventh Arpeggios * Diminished Seventh Arpeggios * Augmented Seventh Arpeggios * Minor Seventh Flat-Five Arpeggios * Dominant 9th Arpeggios * Minor 9th Arpeggios * Dominant 11th Arpeggios * Minor 11th Arpeggios * Dominant 13th Arpeggios * Minor 13th Arpeggios * One-Octave Arpeggios * Two-Octave Arpeggios * Three-Octave Arpeggios
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I'll start off by stating, I've been playing guitar a bit over eight years. I received this book with little to no expectations, to be honest. It was intended to be a quick reference for scales during my personal practices, however, after reading through a couple sections, this book has proven to be much, MUCH, more than that. Bear in mind, this is coming from a metal/shred guitarist and composer. Anything you could ever want and/or need to know about guitar, is concisely and completely written within this awesome resource. To further sweeten the deal, the author, Damon (fellow virtuoso guitarist and shredder), has released a TON of great instructional videos to further refine the concepts and techniques shared within this book. If you are a beginner in need of the best training I've found thus far, look no further.
What makes this book an excellent resource is just how thorough it really is. Any scale or arpeggio you truly could ever need to play great music is here,...
I really love this book! As a kid when I was first learning, the chord charts were often difficult to decipher and confusing. Damon's approach to this is so much more direct and easy to grasp. Labeling the frets the way he does, showing the name of each note you're playing, labeling the strings with note names and numbering them from top to bottom. This all translates really well for any guitar player, whether it be a beginner who's getting used to the instrument or a more advanced player looking to learn a new scale. If the chart is easy to navigate, you'll learn quicker and more efficiently! Damon really understands that.
The thing I really love about this book is that even for the most advanced player it can be used as a handbook to expand your abilities or evolve your playing style. For me, I'm most excited about discovering new scales and arpeggios. Damon's videos are excellent, too. Damon really shows with this book that his approach to teaching is accessible to all...
This book was very useful since it's thorough without being boring. There was a great balance between pictures and text, as well as having a variety of lessons and exercises that I felt were suitable for a beginner (at the beginning of the book) and progressively became more challenging as you learnt more advanced material. I loved that the author incorporated theory into the lessons so I learnt more than just playing the guitar. This also allowed me to learn the basics, learn some easy songs, and then keep going and learn more advanced concepts without having to buy other books. Also really enjoyed having the videos to accompany me.
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