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Book details
  • Genre:MUSIC
  • SubGenre:Musical Instruments / Guitar
  • Language:English
  • Pages:83
  • eBook ISBN:9781598729832

The Ultimate Guitarist's Survival Guide

The Path To True Mastery Of The Fingerboard

by Brant Grieshaber

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Overview
The principles, exercises, and references in this book have been used by countless guitar players as a tool for understanding the complexity of the fingerboard. There are 6 primary chapters on Technique, Scales, Arpeggios, Chords, Substitutions, and Etudes.
Description
The Ultimate Guitarist's Survival Guide covers: Technique - How your body moves and how to teach it to work with the guitar. This includes photographs, suggestions about posture, and practice methodology. Scales - Position based fingerings for all primary scale types (major, natural minor, melodic minor, harmonic minor, major/minor pentatonic, dominant/dorian pentatonic, diminished, and be-bop), exercises for moving between positions, and numerous exercises and sequences for developing melodic sensibility. Arpeggios - Sweep triad fingerings (major, minor, augmented, diminished, sus4, major b5) and position based fingerings for maj7, 7, -7, -7b5, and a template for creating arpeggios for any other chord type. Voiceleading exercises using triad and 7th arpeggios for common chord progressions. Chords - Voicings for all inversions and all possible 7th chord types in drop 2, drop 3, and drop 2 & 4 arrangements. Voiceleading exercises for developing a melodic approach to using chords through common chord progressions. Substitutions - An explanation of the principles of chord substitution and a list of over 30 possible ways to use basic 4 note chords as substitutions to create voicings with chord tensions or to find different ways of using arpeggios. Etudes - 3 studies for alternate-picking, sweep-picking, and string skipping.
About the author
A consummate band leader, soloist, and sideman, Brant Grieshaber has shared the stage with jazz giants such as Bill Frisell (Grammy nominee), James Carter, and Charlie Hunter and he often performs and records with faculty from Berklee College of Music. He also teaches guitar and composition at his studio in Boston, where students come from across the globe to explore the fingerboard. Brant is proud to endorse Godin Guitars and JazzKat Amplifiers.
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