The Ultimate Scale Book Paperback – Aug 1 1999
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One can spend $15-$25 on weekly guitar lessons for two years or the less than $10 in total for this book and have one's weekly guitar lessons for those two years and still have the book for review and practice forever.
This is a very well done guitar learning aid. Highly recommended
I'll give you few hints:
-In a ascending order, all notes(black dots on the fret board) and open strings starting at the LOW E String(6) are read LEFT to RIGHT.
-For descending order, all notes in the **box** (example on page 11) are read RIGHT to LEFT starting at the HIGH E String(1).
-Just make sure, that the highest fret number is written first in the descending order for each string, and the open strings are written
first for each string in the ascending order.
This book is not all that exciting, but the scales here presented will not only build your confidence, and speed, but it improve your skills dramatically playing guitar in just a few weeks.
I'm sliding up and down the fretboard now, playing note for note like a Rockstar!! Yes!! Scales are boring to listen to and play at times, but you know most guitar solos are based on a scale, so just remember this while you practice them.
Unfortunately it's up to you what you want out of it, cause all this stuff takes practice, and your going to have make your own tabs
for each and every scale. It's not a bad book for the price, but if your lazy and don't wanna decode all the black dots to tabs
then look for another book on scales for guitar.
It teaches ALL the scales, in every form on each spot on the neck;
then it gives you where that scale would be good, how to learn and use it, where they have the common notes and roots. etc
Starts on Minor pentatonic, with the common tone E.
explains its use in blues, rock, pop, funk
teaches the 5 boxes, then shows the entire neck and how the 5 link, then shows it in TAB and STAFF form
to do drills then,
teaches then the anchor points.
Then goes on to teach the diagonal shapes of that same scale, then a few other Min Pent scales for reference, G, A and C
then gives sequence practice to finish you off....
then goes on to
Blue scale, Major pentatonic, minor blues, major blues, the natural scale,
natural minor, basic major, creating modes,
Dorian, Phrygian, lydian, mixolydian, locrian
Harmonic minor Phygian dominant
jazz melodic minor
modes of jazz minor
Chromatic (lol) whole tone scale reading
it even covers ethnic and exotic scales.
This book can last you a lifetime, nothing missing, as far as i can tell.
and the book shape as shown is exacting, and will fit in your guitar case in the skinny pocket on the heck.
in my opinion ... GG, no more books on the topic needed.
Most recent customer reviews
Shipped quickly for a good price. I just have to practice now.Published 5 months ago by Kenneth S Taylor
Good reference tool for remembering scale positions. Can easily see the difference from major to minor from minor harmonic to minor scales and so on!Published 21 months ago by easytech
this has helped me but not inthe way I expected the scales are not as easy as I thought but still helpfulPublished on Jan. 10 2013 by DAN KINGDOM
This is a great little book to have on hand!!! Would definitely recommend this to a friend as it is so hand as a reference book.Published on Dec 18 2012 by RR3
This is a great little refference book that is small enough to fit in any guitar case so you'll never be lost when it comes to scales.Published on May 18 2011 by Guitarmanwannabe
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