Guitar Workbook for Improving Chord Classification

Guitar Workbook for Improving Chord Classification

Guitar Workbook for Improving Chord Classification

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Guitar Workbook for Improving Chord Classification

Q: I have previously studied classical guitar.   Specifically, Spanish master’s pieces by Tarrega, Torres and Segovia, and some Brazilians like Villa Lobos.  Needless to say, in a pretty much mechanistic way since I feel my knowledge in music theory is rather too modest. I could even say mediocre.

I’ve read outstanding reviews about your accomplished musicianship and teaching approaches and therefore I would like to get some advise from you.  I am planning to purchase some of your publications .  Also, in face of your prolific editorial production I would like to count on your proficient advise to choose the right ones for me. As I said before, I have some background, I don’t have huge playing limitations, in terms of my playing skills I would rank myself as an intermediate-to-advanced amateur player. I am looking forward to getting an in-depth understanding of basics in chord construction, classification and terminology, intervals and scales over chords concepts. Needless to say, exercises on modes and scales are always welcome .  Any other concepts are also welcome.

A: I’ll give you the big picture here with all the books I think you would need to get a complete music education. For that I would recommend the following:

If you let me know the amount of time you have to practice I will help you with a practice schedule. If you want me to do this also let me know when throughout the day you might have 10 to 15 minutes of down time.  During this time you could do ear training exercises with an MP3 player. If you want to do more practicing using a guitar workbook is a great way to increase your music abilities.

I would pay close attention to your technique and look in a mirror.  While you do this make sure to check out your hand. Reference the Guitar Technique book and be diligent about this because the more relaxed and close to the neck your hand is, the better you are going to play.

Chord Workbook for Guitar Volume One will really help you get your chords together. I usually recommend 1st Steps for a Beginning Guitarist but I see you have played for a while.  Therefor I recommend skipping that and going directly the Chord Workbook for Guitar Volume One will work for you.

You also want to spend time playing/improvising .  I suggest using these scales.  They are from the Essential Scales book. Use Jam Tracks Volume One as backing tracks, when you practice the scales. Make sure to also spend some time with each scale just improvising.

It is also recommended that you read Bruce Arnold’s Blog at his artist site. It contains more discussion of the musical topics found in these FAQs as well as other subjects of interest. You will also find the “Music Education Genealogy Chart” located here which shows you the historic significance of the music education products found on the Muse Eek Publishing Company Website.

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