Instructional Book Suggestions?

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  1. guitarjazz

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    Your post was going really well till this misinformed detour.
     
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  2. JackedEagle

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    What kind of stuff does the CD for "Joe Pass Guitar Style" have on it? Does the book have TAB?
     
  3. guitarjazz

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    The CD has many of the examples in the book.
    No TAB but you can read it if you try. It's not a sight-reading test. Take your time and you'll get it.
     
  4. JackedEagle

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    What kind of basic stuff is in "Creative Guitar 1"? Does it at least show some good ways to improvise pentatonic and major scales?
     
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    yeah, another vote for "Advancing Guitarist"
     
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    Is that more for advanced players, or would it be good for an intermediate player looking to improve? I can't really read music for guitar, but I could probably figure out the playing exercises and scales with a little extra work, right?
     
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    You could figure out anything in there. The essays in back of the book are worth looking at first. When he first started the book it was just the essays.
     
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    I love both of these, but the first one in particular helped me out a lot when I was really getting into learning more. It's still a big help, and one I'd recommend to anyone looking to improve their knowledge. Guthrie's writing is really, really good.
     
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    Yes.
    It would be excellent for an intermediate guitar player!
    It’s about concepts rather than reading music.
     
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  11. JackedEagle

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    So, you'd say that book 1 is good for an intermediate and not too basic?
     
  12. Yngtchie Blacksteen

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    Hm, tough question. I wish I could say yes, but I'm a poor judge of these things. I do know that I still learn from it, and I've been playing since the early '00s, but at the same time my theory knowledge is poor. Sorry.
     
  13. JackedEagle

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    No problem man. I still might get Creative Guitar 1 & 2 sometime, but I think I'm going to pick up The Advancing Guitarist first. I'm really curious to see what all the hype surrounding that one is about.
     
  14. guitarjazz

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    When you get the Advancing Guitarist: read the first two pages and then read about the last five pages of the book.
     
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    I really love the Leavitt Classical Studies for Pick style guitar.
     
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    Good call.

    It has to do with how he presents the material. He can be very thorough and accurate with possibilities (his father was an accountant....) but there's always a sense of play at work here. Focus on the essays.
     
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