Skeptical Guitarist Guitar From Scratch Book

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In the first Scratch book, there is a smattering of theory here and there, but first things first. This is where you'll learn to finger the most common simple chords and to switch back and forth between them in a timely fashion. Along the way, it might be nice to see which chords group together in different keys and how to strum and fingerpick these chords using examples from popular music.

These books offer a steady flow of information, rather than the Hit-and-Run School of Thought. No gaps, no loose spots, no quantum leaps. The pages have been designed to be inviting to the eye, and not clogged with information. Paragraphs are short and the margins are contoured so that the eye is swept along from line to line. Thoughts and sentences never spill over onto the next page. Instead of relying on Standard Music Notation, these great books emphasize the language of the guitar itself, Fretboard Diagrams: simply pictures of which strings to hold down at which frets. Both Tablature and Standard Notation are presented when they are useful. Also included are straightforward educational activities along with easy-to-read graphics. These books lie flat when you place them on a table or music stand.
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  • A Refreshing, Humorous, and Excellent Book
  • February 03, 2012
  • By: Michael

I'm Michael from Cascio's Sheet Music department, and have been playing guitar for 35 years. There is no shortage of guitar method books available, and the material can only be rehashed so many ways without being redundant. Thankfully, Bruce Emery's "Skeptical Guitarist" series takes on an original, refreshing approach, utilizing humor and light-heartedness to demystify the most difficult concepts of learning to play guitar. This book is a delight to use, and is one of the only books I personally recommend again and again, to students (teenagers and adults) and teachers alike.

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