This section covers all inversions. Chords organized by the highest note. Chords which span 5 or more frets - "stretchy forms. This is not your typical "chords-by-key" chord book; it is much more comprehensive in scope.

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This section covers all inversions. Chords organized by the highest note. Chords which span 5 or more frets - "stretchy forms. This is not your typical "chords-by-key" chord book; it is much more comprehensive in scope. Complete instructions on how to best use this book are included in the introduction. It includes 18 different scale types in all 12 keys, featuring over unique fingerings! It is simple to use and the pictures really help with those awkward forms.

For the theory buffs, the chord voicings, scale degrees which make up each chord, and note names are shown as well. This book provides a comprehensive theory course, complete with recorded examples to put everything in an applicable musical context.

This book was selected as one of the top best guitar books ever written! The recording includes all the musical examples, plus play-along tracks. This method emphasizes playing inside of each chord, rather than trying to make one scale pattern fit all of the chords.

Students who have learned with this method produce solos that weave in and out of the chords, targeting critical tones that separate the veteran from the novice. It covers all of the important chords that people usually learn first. Chords are shown for all 12 keys in diagram form making it very easy to find just the right chord.

All chords are shown within the first 4 fret region on the neck. This is usually called first position and many of the chords contain open strings. All chords are shown using diagrams and all keys are covered.

This is a great book for the person looking to break out of first position chords. It covers all the basics of playing blues rhythm guitar from shuffle to slow blues.

All of the basic jazz chords are included in actual chord progressions. This book gets you playing right away. New chords are introduced in a logical and systematic way: building upon what has already been covered. An excellent systematic approach to building a comprehensive chord vocabulary.

For every arpeggio, the corresponding chord form and scale pattern are also shown. The book also covers all forms of the major, minor, and dominant 7th type chords. This book contains many useful modal harmonizations and practical uses of major and minor 3rd, perfect 4th, perfect 5th, major and minor 6th and octave shapes.

This is very useful in helping a person find his or her own chordal voice. Each chord type is presented in eight fingerings and the relationship of one chord form to another is clearly seen.

Don also shows the primary uses for each scale, accompanied by an example of each. A simple and straightforward approach to a complex topic. The book also shows all fingerings and voicings for every chord. All content is copyrighted, all rights reserved.

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The accompanying CD is wonderful as well, and gives so many great examples, that the reader will find him or herself wanting to spend hours learning, and playing along with them. This is something that is not often seen of books on this subject matter. Example: A major triad is pictured with 1st finger on the fifth string at any given fret, with the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th fingers on the fourth, third, and second strings, respectively, two frets higher. Below the diagram, the scale degrees are given: root, 5th, root, 3rd, in this case. A simple concept, but one that many other chord books leave out. Chapters cover major, minor, dominant, suspended, augmented, and diminish chord forms, as well as major scales and chord progressions. Brilliant work.


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