For beginners to advanced, a how-to, self-help instruction manual that covers everything you need to know; scales, exercises, theory, how to create chords and much more! 40 pages printed on 100-pound paper stock with digital non-smudge ink for maximum life. Less than dinner for two or even a partial tank of gas. Over 1,200 sold with no returns or complaints. Isn't that a beautiful book cover? Those guitars are ALL mine !!
* From left to right:
1968 Gibson Johnny Smith Archtop Jazz Guitar
1975 Alvarez-Yairi DY 75
1977 MusicMan StingRay Bass Guitar
1977 Gibson Les Paul Standard
Here's EVERYTHING you need to know about my book, recommended by Larry Coryell, Mark Egan and others!
According to me,as stated in bold letters on the cover, "A 100% non-piano, guitar / bass-centric, atomic-level study of music theory as applied to the true natural architecture of the world's most innovative instrument". I MEANT THIS SINCERELY.
FIRST - I have passed sales of 1,200 copies of my book, no returns, no complaints, no big publishing company taking the profits!!! Thankyou, everybody!
SECONDLY, my book is ENTIRELY concerned with Guitar-Centric Theory and Architecture ... there is NO instruction (nor will there EVER be) in READING MUSIC NOTATION; I do not believe in learning notation until you firmly understand MUSIC THEORY and how it is applied to the guitar. So, to sum up at this juncture, the book teaches REAL, standard music theory and ALSO Guitar-Centric (or purely guitar related) Music Theory.
So READ THIS and see if it makes sense to you:
The language and characters of all numbers in the world are 0 - 9.
The language and characters of our reading and writing are A - Z.
The language and characters of all music are Root - Major 7th,
or "The Twelve-Tone System".
If you had been taught the twelve-tone system at the same age as you were the other 2 languages you use every day, you would now speak, play and write music with the same ease. It's that SIMPLE.
But were you? Has ANY student I have ever taught music to
(and that's over 3000 physical humans) known this language when
they came in for lessons - even when they had had other teachers? I SWEAR TO GOD - NOT ONE.
Has any guitar instruction manual taught you Root - Major 7th as the
first lesson? I don't think so. THIS does!! You must learn this language to understand what the names of chords mean, how to solo over them, how to speak music to other musicians and, most of all, how to replicate the results of your practice and learning, etc. Otherwise you will be "poking around" forever.
It's that -SIMPLE.
If you answered yourself truthfully and the answers were NO - NO - YES,
then my book is for you, beginner OR advanced!Please go read the testimonials on this site from geniuses like Larry Coryell and Mark (Google them if you are unaware of their names!) and then realize that for less than a ONE-MONTH PHONE BILL, ($36.00 with shipping, to be exact) you could know what you're doing forever. Then after your friends freak out, you can act all cool, knowing you were smart enough to trust me.
*The Guitar Explained was reviewed by a Summa cum Laude graduate of the Juilliard School of Music who worked for the Library of Congress and granted me the copyright based on correctness of the info. Not only did she tell me there was more information in my book than she was taught at Julliard, she also praised the graphics, the clarity of explanations and asked if she could continue studying from it !
I have sold over 1,200 copies without any requests for money back nor any complaints ... (there are those persons who feel you're too impatient or SPA [SmartPhoneAddicted] to EVER be able to read a BOOK - oh NO, a BOOK! A thousand years of precedent, but YOU can't do it, they say ... not me - books don't need electricity to use them !!)
HERE's WHAT TO DO NEXT: Watch the videos of me playing live and decide for yourself if I know what I'm doing ... I think you'll hear years of practice, execution, technique and SOUL.
NEXT I would like you to know that, while a college degree IS what you are going to need to play in a symphony or to learn to sight-read charts so that you can get called to play a small amount of professional gigs, I personally believe that 55 THOUSAND dollars a year is too much if you just want to be an informed guitarist. But that is your call.
Am I comparing myself to famous schools? YES.
Need to read to get a gig in a symphony orchestra?
Go to them.
YOU WANNA PLAY BRILLIANT SOUNDING GUITAR?
BUY MY BOOK It's that Simple.