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Best instructional materials on the fundamentals?


Lee Flier

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Hey all,

 

I know some of you here are teachers, and/or have a favorite chord or scale book you refer to. I occasionally get people asking me if I can recommend a book or video or software that teaches the fundamentals of guitar and I don't really know what to tell them, the stuff I used is ancient http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/smile.gif and I don't even have it anymore. I'm thinking just the good stuff: theory, scales, chords, intervals, the basics. Something that one could keep referring to even after you'd been playing awhile.

 

Any good suggestions?

 

--Lee

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I haven't seen one *guitar* book in particular that I can recommend. The only book I recommend to students is Thaddeus Jones' _Music Theory_, which is the most stripped down straight forward book on theory I've encountered. That, and the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu...

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Originally posted by nrgmusic@oemdigital.co.uk:

Hi

just my 2 cents but chord chemistry by ted greene has to be a must. He really is oh so

 

Yeah, that's a cool book; the first couple of pages are the most useful I think.

Beyond that 'ol Ted starts getting crazy with the connect-the-dots voicings; if I remember correctly there's one with a 10 fret stretch os some such? What a comedian Mr. Greene is....

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LOL! Well I guess just in case you're Jimi Hendrix or Robert Johnson and just happen to be able to reach 10 frets, Mr. Greene wouldn't want you to feel unchallenged! http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/smile.gif

 

I'll check out these two, thanks! Any more?

 

--Lee

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In jazz, my favourite books are (in order of difficulty)

 

ô Chords & Progressions for Jazz & Popular guitar

Arnie Berle

 

ô The Jazz Theory Book

Mark Levine

 

ô The Jazz Guitar Chord Bible [Complete]

Warren Nunes

 

ô Melody Chords for Guitar

Allan Holdsworth

 

And also the undefinable classic,

ô Solo Guitar Playing

Frederick M. Noad

Which teaches you to READ!

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The best book I've ever encountered for Theory is call "Practical Theory for Guitar" by Don Latarski. He starts you off at intervals, goes through modes of a lot different scales, and wraps it up with chords. The book comes with a CD where he improvises using the covered material and then he leaves space for you to jam! It's a very well thought out book. I recommend it to all my students. The Ted Green book is good, but it can be overwhelming. There are a gazillion chords in that thing!

 

 

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