Guitar books that never get touched or just suck

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  1. Clifford-D

    Clifford-D Member

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    Books with excessive verbage can be a turn off for me, that can
    be a red flag that the author can't reduce the complexity of the subject.

    Fretboard Logic is at the top of my list.

    But you folks know more than me,,,

    What are your least useable guitar books and WHY???
     
  2. jazzandmetal?

    jazzandmetal? Supporting Member

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    The Alan Holdsworth book: Just for the Curious. It is just WAY above my head and ability. It IS fun to try to play some of the stuff every now and again, but I don't find any used for it besides the transcriptions to his actual songs.
     
  3. lagomorphian

    lagomorphian Member

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    Yes! I was wondering if the video version of that was any more helpful.
     
  4. eVITAERC

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    Every style of writing has its posse of supporters I guess. I personally liked Fretboard logic, but I can see how you would be put-off the extended dissertation. It's just that I tend to learn by picking up the thought pattern of accomplished pros from their exposition, whether it's from listening to them talk or by looking at how they move. For my case, it's easier to steal the instructor's way of thinking on the subject from a mass of his text than it is to put together my own unique thought pattern from a more distilled form of information. Give me a story any day over terse, abstract information.
     
  5. lagomorphian

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    Did you use the video or just the book?
     

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