Music Theory for Guitarists

Music Theory for Guitarists
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Author: Tom Kolb
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9781476859545
Release: 2005-05-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

(Guitar Method). Guitarists of all levels will find a wealth of practical music knowledge in this special book. Veteran guitarist and author Tom Kolb dispels the mysteries of music theory using plain and simple terms and diagrams. The included audio provides 94 tracks of music examples, scales, modes, chords, ear training, and much more!

The Practical Guide to Modern Music Theory for Guitarists

The Practical Guide to Modern Music Theory for Guitarists
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Author: Joseph Alexander
Pages: 114
ISBN: 1911267779
Release: 2014-11-20
Editor: WWW.Fundamental-Changes.com

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book takes you on a journey from essential first principles through to complex, exciting musical thory ideas

Guitar Theory For Dummies

Guitar Theory For Dummies
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Author: Desi Serna
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781118646939
Release: 2013-09-24
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Serious about jamming, understanding, and creating guitar-driven music? Easy. With an approachable and engaging style, Guitar Theory For Dummies goes beyond guitar basics, presenting the guidance intermediate to advanced players need to improve their improvisational and compositional skills. Plus, with access to audio tracks and video instruction online you can master the concepts and techniques covered in the book. Key content coverage includes: pentatonic and major scale patterns; the CAGED chord system, chord progressions, and playing by numbers; roots, keys, and applying scales, plus modes and modal scales; intervals and chord extensions; popular song references and theory applications that help you understand how to play popular music and contemporary guitar styles, and create music of your own. This title also features companion audio tracks and video content hosted online at Dummies.com The expert instruction and easy-to-digest information provides comprehensive guidance on how to apply music theory concepts to fretted instruments If you already have a handle on the basics and want to know more about the building blocks and theory behind guitar music, Guitar Theory For Dummies has you covered.

No Bull Music Theory for Guitarists

No Bull Music Theory for Guitarists
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Author: James Shipway
Pages: 107
ISBN: 1090562454
Release: 2019-03-25
Editor: Independently Published

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Boost your ability and confidence as a guitar player by quickly and easily unlocking Essential Music Theory. No confusing words and no music reading required! (Includes free downloadable audio) In 12 bitesize chapters you''ll learn about intervals, triads, major and minor keys, chord sequences - and understand how to apply them to your playing, improvising or songwriting. I''ll use diagrams and simple, non-intimidating language to teach you in minutes, things which confuse some guitar players for years. This book is for you if: Not understanding music theory is holding up your progress, affecting your confidence as a musician and stopping you from becoming the guitar player you want to be You''re a singer songwriter who needs to learn about chords, keys and chord progressions in order to write great songs (like you hear on recordings!) You want to learn music theory but don''t know where to start You''re a student who needs a crash course in music theory essentials to prepare for college auditions, entrance exams etc You''re a beginner who wants to easily learn how music works as you take your first steps in learning to play guitar so you can avoid confusion, improve faster and learn more easily You feel confused and intimidated by the ''jargon'' you hear other musicians or YouTube teachers use You ''kind of'' understand theory... but you''re not really sure how well! What will this book teach you about? In the 12 lessons you''ll find super clear explanations, practical examples and quiz questions on: The Musical Alphabet (the only 12 notes used in all music!) Tones and Semitones The Major Scale (learn what it actually is...) Major and Minor Triads (as used in most pop, country, rock and folk music) Major Scale Intervals (major 3rds, perfect 4ths...what are they?) Chromatic Intervals (discover what weird names like diminished and augmented really mean) Major Keys (Parts 1 & 2) Chord Progressions (start writing pro sounding chord sequences and songs of your own) Pentatonic Scales (the most common guitar scales ever...) The Natural Minor Scale (essential for minor key soloing in rock, pop and other styles) Minor Key Basics (learn the secrets of awesome minor key songs and chord sequences) How will you learn and remember all this? Easy! Each chapter introduces a new element of guitar theory. You get a clear but detailed explanation of the concept and multiple examples/practical exercises, FAQs and more to drive your understanding home. Test yourself using the quiz questions at the end of each chapter (answers supplied). To help you play certain practical examples there is also an appendix of common open chord shapes and barre chords at the back of the book. Plus, every chapter is also available to you (free) as an audio file so you can immerse yourself in guitar theory whilst at the gym or walking the dog! You''ll find details for these in the book. You Can Do This ... and without all the bull! ''No Bull Music Theory for Guitarists'' will make your journey as a guitarist much more enjoyable and way less confusing than mine has been! As a self-taught 18 year old guitarist, it literally took me years to figure this stuff out. I''ve taught the material in this book to thousands of musicians around the world both in person and via my website, and I can tell you this: Learning about music theory doesn''t need to be scary, confusing, difficult or something that you avoid doing because you don''t know where to start. Scroll back up to Buy Now It''s time to become the guitar player you know you could be.

Vaideology

Vaideology
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Author: Steve Vai
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781540047779
Release: 2019-01-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

(Guitar Educational). Experience must-know music knowledge and wisdom through the highly focused lens of legendary guitar virtuoso Steve Vai. This full-color instructional book written by Vai himself features in-depth discussions of the music theory fundamentals that every aspiring (and veteran) guitar player should know, packed with practical exercises, diagrams, tips, inspiring ideas and concepts, practice methods, and ways of looking at music that you may have never considered. Topics covered include: academic vs. experiential learning * reading and writing music * key signatures * chord scales * rhythm basics * guitar harmonics * modes * and much more.

Guitarist s Music Theory Book with CD

Guitarist s Music Theory Book with CD
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Author: Peter Vogl
Pages: 84
ISBN: 1893907783
Release: 2007-01-01
Editor: Watch & Learn

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The first music theory book designed for guitarists by a guitarist. The book explains music theory as it applies to the guitar and covers intervals, scales, chords, chord progressions, and the Nashville Number System. The included Audio CD features examples of all the music in the book and also an ear training section. The Music Theory Book was written to help all guitar players achieve a better understanding of the guitar and of the music they play.

Guitar Theory

Guitar Theory
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Author: Lee Nichols
Pages: 116
ISBN: 1093508302
Release: 2018-12-11
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Master Fundamental Theory Skills and Take your Guitar Playing to the Next Level Music theory can be an extremely complicated subject. The fact is, we don't need to know half of it; so why over-complicate things? This book is about the building blocks of music theory and how it applies to the guitar. It will teach you the things that matter; the stuff that's really worth knowing if you want to take your guitar skills to the next level. There's nothing wrong with learning advanced music theory. Most of us, however, don't care too much about it, or have much need for it. It's all very well knowing everything about counterpoint, parallel movement, submediants, doppio movimento etc., but for the typical guitarist, unless you are serious about composing by formula, reading music, or just like sounding clever; it's not going to suddenly make you a better musician. Guitar Theory will show you how to make sense of the fundamentals; the stuff that matters. Things that will help you figure out chords and scales without needing to resort to diagrams; understanding how and why chords belong to a particular key and how to recognise when they do; scale numbering and making scale choices for guitar soloing; why scales and chords go together? ... all of the things that will help you understand music better and be able to make sense of the lingo when reading, or watching, other guitar tutorials and videos. This book makes no attempt at teaching advanced music theory which can take many years to master. It does however give you a head start by spending more time breaking down the basics instead of trying to stuff three years of serious study into less than a few hundred pages. Once you understand the basics, the rest will make much more sense. The music theory building blocks will teach you: What the major scale is and why it is important. How scales are constructed and numbered. Intervals: Minor thirds, flat sevenths, augmented fifths etc. What it all means. How chords are constructed from scales. Chords and key. Why certain chords belong to a particular key. The Roman numeral system and why it's so useful. Minor scale types and their differences explained. The Circle of fifths: Is it really that useful? Modes explained. How can seven scales contain all the same notes, yet be different? Scales and soloing: How to choose scales to play over different chord progressions. Scales and soloing is more of a bonus section. This subject alone can be huge so I've broke it down and condensed it. This is your crash course on one of the most common questions I get asked: "What scale do I use for my guitar solo?" This section will give you an understanding of how to look at various chord progressions and choose the right scale or other soloing ideas. This book does not teach you how to read music and no music notation is included or explained. It's just the building blocks of music theory and how everything pieces together. Some Tab is included so you should know how to read basic guitar tablature. The content moves from beginner to advanced intermediate. Although much of the content is suitable for beginners, as the book progresses it leads more towards advanced ideas and some playing and listening experience is expected. The more you play, the more it will make sense. Audio Downloads Audio examples and jam tracks for the book content are available for download and can be played on your computer or uploaded to any MP3 compatible device. Just go to the link included in the book and grab the MP3s. No email address or signup required.

Fingerboard Theory for Guitar

Fingerboard Theory for Guitar
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Author: MIKE CHRISTIANSEN
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781609744533
Release: 2010-10-07
Editor: Mel Bay Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book contains concepts of music theory presented in such a way as to be easily understood by guitarists. All of the concepts are presented sequentially in an easy-to-follow format using the guitar fingerboard as the visual tool. Contents include: scales, key signatures, intervals, chord construction and voicing, harmonizing melodies, chord embellishment and substitution, modes, cadences, augmented sixth chords, quartal harmony, and more. Using this book, guitarists will be able to unravel the mysteries of music theory and realize that the concepts are not so mysterious after all.

Alfred s Teach Yourself Guitar Theory

Alfred s Teach Yourself Guitar Theory
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Author: Roger Edison
Pages: 64
ISBN: 1457439492
Release: 2021
Editor: Alfred Music

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Learn everything you need to know about guitar theory and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred. Guitar players of all ages can continue their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about the types of guitars, acoustics for guitar, vibration, pitch and naming notes. You will then move right along to playing from the music that you see, lesson by lesson, all while continuing to increase your ever-growing knowledge of guitar theory. The book also features a guitar fingerboard chart as a helpful resource for reference during and after your lessons. Be your own teacher, and let Alfred be your resource every step of the way.

Fretboard Theory

Fretboard Theory
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Author: Desi Serna
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780615226224
Release: 2008-11-01
Editor: Desi Serna

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Do you love sitting at home playing guitar, but find yourself playing the same old things over and over without making much progress? When other musicians invite you to jam, do you worry that you won’t be able to keep up? Are you a veteran guitarist who has played for years, but you’re embarrassed to admit you have no idea what you’re doing? If you want to take your guitar playing to the next level, compose songs like you hear on the radio, and improvise your own music, then you need Fretboard Theory. Fretboard Theory by Desi Serna teaches music theory for guitar including scales, chords, progressions, modes and more. The hands-on approach to theory shows you how music "works" on the guitar fretboard by visualizing shapes and patterns and how they connect to make music. Content includes: * Learn pentatonic and major scale patterns as used to play melodies, riffs, solos, and bass lines * Move beyond basic chords and common barre chords by playing the types of chord inversions and chord voicings used by music's most famous players * Chart guitar chord progressions and play by numbers like the pros * Identify correct scales to play over chords and progressions so you can improvise at will * Create new sounds with music modes and get to know Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Locrian * Add variety to your playing by using intervals such as thirds, fourths, and sixths * Increase your chord vocabulary by using added chord tones and extensions to play chord types such as major 7, minor 7, sus2, sus4, add9, and more * Learn how all the different aspects of music fit together to make a great song * See how theory relates to popular styles of music and familiar songs Fretboard Theory will have you mastering music like a pro easier and faster than you ever thought possible. Plus, it's the ONLY GUITAR THEORY RESOURCE in the world that includes important details to hundreds of popular songs. You learn how to play in the style of pop, rock, acoustic, blues, and more! This guitar instruction is perfect whether you want to jam, compose or just understand the music you play better. The material is suitable for both acoustic and electric guitar, plus it features many references to bass. Level: Recommended for intermediate level players on up. Video Fretboard Theory is also available as a 21-hour video series that is sold separately on the author's GuitarMusicTheory.com website. Visit the website and sign up for email lessons to sample the footage. Fretboard Theory Volume II When you're ready to take your playing to the next level, get the second book in the series, Fretboard Theory Volume II, which is also available as a 12-hour video series.

Theory for the Contemporary Guitarist

Theory for the Contemporary Guitarist
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Author: Guy Capuzzo,Tom Dempsey
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0739038389
Release: 2006-10
Editor: Alfred Music Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Tom Dempsey, noted guitarist and author, will take you through the sometimes intimidating world of music theory in this friendly and easy-to-understand video. If you've ever found it difficult to learn music theory by reading about it, here is your chance to learn by watching!"--DVD.

Connecting Pentatonic Patterns

Connecting Pentatonic Patterns
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Author: Tom Kolb
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781480390317
Release: 2014-03-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

(Guitar Educational). If you've been finding yourself trapped in the pentatonic box, then Connecting Pentatonic Patterns is for you! This hands-on instructional book with audio offers examples for guitar players of all levels, from beginner to advanced. The only prerequisites are a basic understanding of the minor pentatonic scale and a desire to expand your fretboard horizons. Study this book faithfully, and soon you'll be soloing all over the neck with the greatest of ease. Includes audio demonstrations of every example in the book, plus jam tracks for practicing!

Music Theory for the Bass Player

Music Theory for the Bass Player
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Author: Ariane Cap
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9780996727631
Release: 2018-12-22
Editor: CapCat Music Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Music Theory for the Bass Player is a comprehensive and immediately applicable guide to making you a well-grounded groover, informed bandmate and all-around more creative musician. Included with this book are 89 videos that are incorporated in this ebook. This is a workbook, so have your bass and a pen ready to fill out the engaging Test Your Understanding questions! Have you always wanted to learn music theory but felt it was too overwhelming a task? Perhaps all the books seem to be geared toward pianists or classical players? Do you know lots of songs, but don't know how the chords are put together or how they work with the melody? If so, this is the book for you! • Starting with intervals as music's basic building blocks, you will explore scales and their modes, chords and the basics of harmony. • Packed with fretboard diagrams, musical examples and exercises, more than 180 pages of vital information are peppered with mind-bending quizzes, effective mnemonics, and compelling learning approaches. • Extensive and detailed photo demonstrations show why relaxed posture and optimized fingering are vital for good tone, timing and chops. • You can even work your way through the book without being able to read music (reading music is of course a vital skill, yet, the author believes it should not be tackled at the same time as the study of music theory, as they are different skills with a different practicing requirement. Reading becomes much easier once theory is mastered and learning theory on the fretboard using diagrams and patterns as illustrations, music theory is very accessible, immediately usable and fun. This is the definitive resource for the enthusiastic bassist! p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Helvetica; min-height: 16.0px} This book and the 89 free videos stand on their own and form a thorough source for studying music theory for the bass player. If you'd like to take it a step further, the author also offers a corresponding 20 week course; this online course works with the materials in this book and practices music theory application in grooves, fills and solos. Information is on the author's blog.

The Jazz Theory Book

The Jazz Theory Book
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Author: Mark Levine
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781457101458
Release: 2011-01-12
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The most highly-acclaimed jazz theory book ever published! Over 500 pages of comprehensive, but easy to understand text covering every aspect of how jazz is constructed---chord construction, II-V-I progressions, scale theory, chord/scale relationships, the blues, reharmonization, and much more. A required text in universities world-wide, translated into five languages, endorsed by Jamey Aebersold, James Moody, Dave Liebman, etc.

Guitar Scales Handbook

Guitar Scales Handbook
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Author: Damon Ferrante
Pages: 130
ISBN: 0615709192
Release: 2012-10-25
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Guitar Scales Handbook is a 130-Page Book and Video Course for learning scales, music theory, and fretboard theory. The book is organized in a 100-lesson format that takes you step by step through scales, the notes on the guitar neck, intervals, and music theory. Each lesson builds on the next and the book is designed for beginners through advanced / virtuoso guitarists. The following scales (in 1, 2, and 3 Octaves) are covered in the book: Major Scale and Modes Minor Scales The Blues Scales Pentatonic Minor and Modes Chromatic Scale Pentatonic Major and Modes Harmonic Minor and Modes Whole-Tone Scale Octatonic Scale These are the Play-Along Jam Track Videos: Rockabilly Rock Blues Jam Progressive Rock Pop Ballad Funk

Guitar Fretboard Workbook Music Instruction

Guitar Fretboard Workbook  Music Instruction
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781476859071
Release: 2003-08-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

(Musicians Institute Press). Navigate the guitar neck better than ever before with this easy-to-use book! Designed from Musicians Institute core curriculum programs, it covers essential concepts for players of every level, acoustic or electric. A hands-on guide to theory, it will help you learn to build any scale or chord on your own and unleash creativity. No music reading is required.

Absolute Essentials of Music Theory for Guitar

Absolute Essentials of Music Theory for Guitar
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Author: Don J. MacLean,Jeneane McKenzie
Pages: 108
ISBN: 1896595324
Release: 2005
Editor: New Westminster, B.C. : Agogic Pub.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Just what you absolutely need to know!Change how you see music theory with the Absolute Essentials of Music Theory for Guitar. This easy to follow guide shows you the need to know basics, demystified, chapter by chapter.Discover how easy it is to understand: reading music, the fretboard, scales, intervals, chords, harmonized scales and rhythm. Music theory has never been easier! Learn the basics of music theory at your own pace. All theoretical concepts are applied to the guitar. Perfect for the beginner to intermediate player. Test yourself answer key included.

Practical Theory for Guitar

Practical Theory for Guitar
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Author: Don Latarski
Pages: 160
ISBN: 0898986923
Release: 1993-09
Editor: Alfred Music Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A guitar player's guide to music theory. This book is a complete theory course with recorded examples that put everything in an applicable, musical context. The recording includes all the musical examples and play-along tracks.

Guitarists Get Theory a Step by Step Guide on How to Understand and Use the Essentials of Music Theory

Guitarists Get Theory  a Step by Step Guide on How to Understand and Use the Essentials of Music Theory
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Author: Dan Thorpe
Pages: 68
ISBN: 1693748428
Release: 2019-10-03
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

If you are a guitarist who finds the world of music theory complicated, hard or frustrating, then you will be pleased know there is a solution. In Dan Thorpe`s five star rated book, you will learn to truly understand this essential but often badly taught aspect of guitar playing, once and for all. Understanding music theory, learning the notes on the fretboard and putting it all together is HARD but it doesn`t have to be. Music theory for guitarists is essential for your long term development as a musician it. Without it, you may be able to play bits of songs or even whole songs, but you will NEVER be able to go any further and the complex world of music will never make sense to you leading to more frustration down the line. Instead of being a frustrated musician, YOU too can be a rounded, confident musician who has a full understanding of all the pieces of the puzzle of music theory which will allow you to have much more fun on the guitar. Dan Thorpe`s five star rated eBook will help you. In the book, you will learn total understanding of the world of music theory and you will learn it in a simple, step by step way in Dan`s humorous style. Within just an hour you will have full understanding of some concepts that have probably eluded you for years and at the end of each chapter there is a fun test so you can see how much progress you have made! After teaching music theory to over 100 guitarists in real life and 10,000`s on his blog, Dan Thorpe has refined and tested his way of teaching music theory to guitarists once and for all - the result is... Guitarists Get Theory. And here are just some of the things that you will learn...- Improvise and jam better than ever- Enjoy music more- Learn real music faster- Transfer knowledge from one piece to another with ease- Understand and develop your sense of rhythm- Be able to find chord all over the fretboard- Know how to find a scale, note or reharmonize a piece easily anytime- Fill in the holes where your ear lets you down. Guitarists Get Theory has the answers all taught in a fun, light-hearted and simple to follow guide.Get the book today, and for a limited time, you will get a FREE download of exclusive bonuses (worth $47) that are NOT available for free anywhere else. These bonuses will help you develop the concepts from the book even faster than ever! Don`t keep struggling on for years, take action today and become the guitarist you want to be! 5 stars - "Great little book of theory. Awesome book. Dan takes a complicated and boring topic and makes it fun and simple. This three-chord aficionado is now a six chord aficionado.". - G.C. Smith 5 stars - "A great book that simplifies guitar music theory for beginners. Just what I was looking for." - John White 5 stars - "Guitar theory is very tedious but the writer helps you through with shuttle humour. Explained very well and in laymen's terms" - Kerry Norbury 5 stars - "I have been playing guitar for 40+ years and was very impressed with the information, as well as the method of delivery! Every player should take the time to read this FREE book. I definitely will re-read!" - Kindle Customer 5 stars - "Highly recommend for any guitarist who needs music theory. Easy to follow. Highly recommend." - G.S. Lynch 5 stars - "Must read for ALL players. I have been playing guitar for years, but theory has always eluded me as a self taught player. This book, in the span of an hour has taught me more than I've learned in the last decade. So simple, but so clear and easy to get. A must read for anyone beginning the guitar. Spend the few bucks, it's better than a year or lessons." - Amazon Customer

Vaideology

Vaideology
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Author: Steve Vai
Pages: 96
ISBN: 1540030997
Release: 2019
Editor: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

(Guitar Educational). Named Guardians of Guitar 2019 NAMM top pick! Experience must-know music knowledge and wisdom through the highly focused lens of legendary guitar virtuoso Steve Vai. This full-color instructional book written by Vai himself features in-depth discussions of the music theory fundamentals that every aspiring (and veteran) guitar player should know, packed with practical exercises, diagrams, tips, inspiring ideas and concepts, practice methods, and ways of looking at music that you may have never considered. Topics covered include: academic vs. experiential learning * reading and writing music * key signatures * chord scales * rhythm basics * guitar harmonics * modes * and much more. This beautiful book is full-color throughout and features artwork on every page by Vai!