The principles, exercises, and references in this book have been used by countless guitar players as a tool for understanding the complexity of the fingerboard. There are 6 primary chapters on Technique, Scales, Arpeggios, Chords, Substitutions, and Etudes.
The Ultimate Guitarist's Survival Guide covers:
Technique - How your body moves and how to teach it to work with the guitar. This includes photographs, suggestions about posture, and practice methodology.
Scales - Position based fingerings for all primary scale types (major, natural minor, melodic minor, harmonic minor, major/minor pentatonic, dominant/dorian pentatonic, diminished, and be-bop), exercises for moving between positions, and numerous exercises and sequences for developing melodic sensibility.
Arpeggios - Sweep triad fingerings (major, minor, augmented, diminished, sus4, major b5) and position based fingerings for maj7, 7, -7, -7b5, and a template for creating arpeggios for any other chord type. Voiceleading exercises using triad and 7th arpeggios for common chord progressions.
Chords - Voicings for all inversions and all possible 7th chord types in drop 2, drop 3, and drop 2 & 4 arrangements. Voiceleading exercises for developing a melodic approach to using chords through common chord progressions.
Substitutions - An explanation of the principles of chord substitution and a list of over 30 possible ways to use basic 4 note chords as substitutions to create voicings with chord tensions or to find different ways of using arpeggios.
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Published August 1, 2007
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