Discussion in 'Playing and Technique' started by JackedEagle, Feb 20, 2018.
Your post was going really well till this misinformed detour.
What kind of stuff does the CD for "Joe Pass Guitar Style" have on it? Does the book have TAB?
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.
What kind of basic stuff is in "Creative Guitar 1"? Does it at least show some good ways to improvise pentatonic and major scales?
If you want to add fingerstyle playing to your bag of tricks I highly recommend this book "Power Plucking". A little different than most fingerpicking books as each chapter is a different technique. Lots of listening suggestions.
yeah, another vote for "Advancing Guitarist"
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?
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.
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.
It would be excellent for an intermediate guitar player!
It’s about concepts rather than reading music.
So, you'd say that book 1 is good for an intermediate and not too basic?
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.
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.
When you get the Advancing Guitarist: read the first two pages and then read about the last five pages of the book.
I really love the Leavitt Classical Studies for Pick style guitar.
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.