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  • Paperback: 102 pages
  • Publisher: Edwards Music Publishing; Edition Not Stated edition (Jan. 1 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0962477060
  • ISBN-13: 978-0962477065
  • Product Dimensions: 28 x 21.8 x 0.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 363 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #53,933 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "ny92" on Nov. 30 2003
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What is new in this book? Unfortunately, not much. I bought this book from the recommendations on Amazon.com. What I was looking for is a fretboard trainer type of book, which would allow me to learn my fretboard thoroughly (as a type of exercise}. This book does not teach that. From my point of view, it would teach the reader to navigate the fretboard, but without improving your ability to read music and play it on the fretboard (How long can you fake being a musician without reading music?) ...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 25 2003
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Not a bad guide to the underlying logic of the guitar fretboard. Very thorough, too. But if you want an easier, more concise, and practical guide (that I use as a performing musician and guitar instructor) that shows more concrete examples, try Fred Sokolow's Guitar Fretboard Road Maps. Edward's book is more useful for the intermediate guitarist (and beyond) who wants to deepen his understanding of the instrument (it won't improve your playing - Sokolow's will).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carlos N. Velez on May 14 2002
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The book lays out a framework for understanding why the guitar is tuned the way it is, how chords can be found anywhere along the fretboard, and how to identify scales anywhere along the fretboard. It is appropriate for somebody with some experience with the instrument (barre chords are a must). If you are a rank beginner, this is not a good starting point. But, if you want to move beyond first position chords, if you want to understand the fretboard, and if you want to understand scales and why they are important, then this book is great. I use it as a stepping stone to more advanced tunes which require a deeper understanding of the fretboard. Think of this book as "Guitar Theory 101".
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Take your time and work through these volumes rather than learning tabs to song after song. You will understand the guitar and be able to develop and analyze any style you wish. Once you have this under your fingers then mess around with chord tones and chromatics, you will unleash your creativity on your instrument. It stopped me from flitting from pillar to post in my guitar playing. It is a great framework. Just look up the players that have been influenced by Bill Edward's layout...
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By TechJunkie on May 25 2004
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There are a lot of positive reviews for this book. Here's another one.
I've been playing on and off for 16 years. Took lessons a long time ago and have read countless books on the subject. Nothing comes close to accomplishing what this book did for me in 2 days.
I am familiar with music theory but on a very basic level. I never commmited certain things to memory (modes, circle of 5ths) but I can name the notes on the fretboard.
I had never heard of the CAGED method but was quite used to viewing chords as patterns on the neck as opposed to individual notes. This book took that fact and explained it in a way that had me playing all over the neck after ONE night studying it.
It will show you how there are only a few basic chord SHAPES that when played in a certain order will repeat themselves moving up the neck. For me, seeing this fact instantly opened my eyes to the layout of the fretboard and has given me the knowledge to greatly improve my playing because I can now move all over the neck and hit the right chords in ways that allow for easier soloing around them.
Some comment that this book is no substitute for conventional theory education. I'll agree to that (especially if you will be playing with assorted musicians) but firmly believe that there is also no substitute to this book and the method it lays out.
Everyone learns at a different pace and some things 'click' better for some people. For me, the CAGED method in two nights completely changed how I view the instrument, and has allowed my playing to open up considerably.
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This is truly a great book, well written and easy to understand, the problem is not with the book, it's with me, I get side tracked easily and get involved in too many projects, you have to set priorities and stick to them, so if you have patience, love the guitar and ask God to help you, who knows you may someday be the very best there is.

God bless all who try

James
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By siavash rezaei on April 12 2014
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I have been playing classic guitar for 10+ years. I wish I had found this years ago.
This was just what I needed. Now I understand my instrument better and I'm a better musician because of it.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By "cobia51" on Feb. 22 2004
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Let me start off by saying that this book is unique, and because of that, it will probably always have detractors. I am writing to advise you not to pay any attention to them. There are thousands of books out there which teach guitar as if it is no different from a piano and I've bought an awful lot of them and wasted a lot of time.
The nay sayers seem to be attacking it in part because it gets rave reviews from readers. They seem to want to elevate themselves by putting down others, which is sad, but all too common. If I could, I'd ask them to produce credentials first, and then I'd ask how much effort they actually put into it. I'm pretty sure they are not household names in the field of guitar. A good example is the guy who felt slighted because Fretboard Logic didn't make him "master his guitar." Heh. That's funny and sad at the same time. To me that sounds like some kind of cart and horse situation where the horse is sitting back on his haunches waiting for a ride from the cart.
Let ME be clear - Fretboard Logic is the first book I have read which treats this unique instrument with the respect and detailed analysis it deserves. I am eternally grateful to the guy for taking the time and effort to put it together for the people like me who always wondered if there wasn't something missing from what my own teachers were teaching. After reading the Special Edition, I bought the entire series including the videos, and I'm glad I did. I will admit to having had to reread certain things a few times before it sunk in, but I usually have to do that anyway with any new stuff I'm learning - like with my pilots license, for example. And a lot of those books weren't even as well-written as Fretboard Logic.
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