A core curriculum at the University of Southern California's Studio Guitar Department. Covers the technical foundation necessary for playing any style of music. The CAGED system (five positions), the Finger Stretch system (all twelve keys in one position) and the Three-Note Per String system (seven patterns) are examined. Instead of traditional musical notation, the book uses fingerboard diagrams to focus on the visual aspect of the patterns. Presents patterns for the major scale and its relative modes, the major pentatonic scale, the minor pentatonic scale, and the blues scale. Along with these scale forms, patterns for arpeggios that are for the most part diatonic to (in the key of) the major scale are presented. Beginners. 32 pp.