Music Principles for the Skeptical Guitarist: Volume Two-The Fretboard
by Bruce Emery
Volume 2 of the 3-part series is more of a "how-to" book than the first, which dealt with the principles of music. A presentation of "Volume One in a Nutshell" will give you a feel for whether you are comfortable enough with the concepts in it to move on. Using the same techniques of making common sense connections between concepts, avoiding jargon and using humor, he makes learning very doable. Covers: chord voicings, complex chords, chord shapes, box patterns, quadrads, harmonized melodies, more. Recommended! Spiralbound, 142 pp.
Reviewing the C Major scale Chord voicings, starting with C Inversions Adding the 6th string Skipping strings Chord tone personalities Other C-A-G-E-D chord form voicings Worksheet for other voicings Back to the G chord form voicings Comparing the C and G voicings My own E, A and D voicings E chord form voicings The movable E chord form A chord form voicings The movable A chord form Using the E- and A-shapes together D chord form voicings Drop D tuning Summarizing the E-, A- and D-shapes Chord shapes...our story so far Complex chord qualities C complex chord qualities Adding the 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 7th degrees Worksheets for G, E, A and D complex chords Weird little exercise Chords with the same quality compared 1-4-5 complex chord progressions The five basic chord shapes C chord in C, A, G, E and D shapes The entire tamale Partial chord shapes The other C-A-G-E-D chords 6th-string versus 5th(more...)