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NutsForGuitar

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Let's recommend guitar books to each other to help us all reach our goals to become great guitar players.

I just picked up 'Fretboard Mastery' by Troy Stetina. It's a great book...not for beginners though as he said it may take years to really conquer some of the exercises he has in there. It's great though if your an intermediate-advanced player.

Share the guitar books you have and recommend for us!

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Let's recommend guitar books to each other to help us all reach our goals to become great guitar players.

I just picked up 'Fretboard Mastery' by Troy Stetina. It's a great book...not for beginners though as he said it may take years to really conquer some of the exercises he has in there. It's great though if your an intermediate-advanced player.

Share the guitar books you have and recommend for us!

SebastBerg

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I have the contemporary guitarist collection

- Theory for the Contemporary Guitarist
- Fretboard Knowledge for the Contemporary Guitarist
- Sight-Reading for the Contemporary Guitarist
- Ear Training for the Contemporary Guitarist

Those books are not expensive (especially if you get your hands on the one that has all those books all in one ... 35$) and very clear.
There's a lot to learn from those books for any level.
I recommend them to anyone who wants quality books that will help them from beginner to advance.
- Seb
http://www.sebastienberger.com

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I have the contemporary guitarist collection

- Theory for the Contemporary Guitarist
- Fretboard Knowledge for the Contemporary Guitarist
- Sight-Reading for the Contemporary Guitarist
- Ear Training for the Contemporary Guitarist

Those books are not expensive (especially if you get your hands on the one that has all those books all in one ... 35$) and very clear.
There's a lot to learn from those books for any level.
I recommend them to anyone who wants quality books that will help them from beginner to advance.
- Seb
http://www.sebastienberger.com

hunter1801

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"Solo Guitar Playing 1" (4th edition) by Fredrick M Noad
-Great place to start for someone wanting to learn to sight read and play classical guitar.

"Guitar Soloing": The Contemporary Guide to Improvisation
-Musicians Institute book. Just started this one because it was recommended to me by a friend. You do need some basic theory and technique skills before diving into this one. It assumes you know the basics and focuses on you learning scales and applying them to create solos.

"Modern Guitar Method"
-Berkley School of Music book. Teaches sight reading for electric guitar. Goes at kind of a fast pace so I wouldn't recommend a guitar beginner to start with this. I'm using it in conjunction with the Noad book that is more beginner friendly. I use this one to push myself and challenge what I've learned.

"John Petrucci - Rock Discipline"
-A lot of great info, but i see it as more of an "exercise" book. Focuses on technique. There's lots of material here to help you build your speed and chops if you're into John Petrucci style playing and practice like you should.


I'd be interested to look into any books people could suggest for learning theory or sight reading.

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"Solo Guitar Playing 1" (4th edition) by Fredrick M Noad
-Great place to start for someone wanting to learn to sight read and play classical guitar.

"Guitar Soloing": The Contemporary Guide to Improvisation
-Musicians Institute book. Just started this one because it was recommended to me by a friend. You do need some basic theory and technique skills before diving into this one. It assumes you know the basics and focuses on you learning scales and applying them to create solos.

"Modern Guitar Method"
-Berkley School of Music book. Teaches sight reading for electric guitar. Goes at kind of a fast pace so I wouldn't recommend a guitar beginner to start with this. I'm using it in conjunction with the Noad book that is more beginner friendly. I use this one to push myself and challenge what I've learned.

"John Petrucci - Rock Discipline"
-A lot of great info, but i see it as more of an "exercise" book. Focuses on technique. There's lots of material here to help you build your speed and chops if you're into John Petrucci style playing and practice like you should.


I'd be interested to look into any books people could suggest for learning theory or sight reading.

EWGuitar

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Another nod to Berklee Guitar Method

I also like Berklee's "A Modern Method for Guitar". It does move fast, but you can start with the two Berklee Basic Guitar Method books before moving on to "A Modern Method fo Guitar."

Earle Wood
http://www.ewguitar.com

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Another nod to Berklee Guitar Method

I also like Berklee's "A Modern Method for Guitar". It does move fast, but you can start with the two Berklee Basic Guitar Method books before moving on to "A Modern Method fo Guitar."

Earle Wood
http://www.ewguitar.com

hrandersoniii

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[QUOTE=hunter1801
"Modern Guitar Method"
-Berkley School of Music book. Teaches sight reading for electric guitar. Goes at kind of a fast pace so I wouldn't recommend a guitar beginner to start with this. I'm using it in conjunction with the Noad book that is more beginner friendly. I use this one to push myself and challenge what I've learned.[/QUOTE]

This is the book used in my school for instructions in the first semester.

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[QUOTE=hunter1801
"Modern Guitar Method"
-Berkley School of Music book. Teaches sight reading for electric guitar. Goes at kind of a fast pace so I wouldn't recommend a guitar beginner to start with this. I'm using it in conjunction with the Noad book that is more beginner friendly. I use this one to push myself and challenge what I've learned.[/QUOTE]

This is the book used in my school for instructions in the first semester.

Chayakorn

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If you are a Rock/Metal guy, I would suggest any books written by Troy Stetina, they are the killer instructional books.

Besides, check out Guitar Phrasing Concepts for Rock Lead Guitar Soloing by Tom Hess and Nick Layton. It's so great for me!!!!!!!!!

Keep on Rocking \m/

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If you are a Rock/Metal guy, I would suggest any books written by Troy Stetina, they are the killer instructional books.

Besides, check out Guitar Phrasing Concepts for Rock Lead Guitar Soloing by Tom Hess and Nick Layton. It's so great for me!!!!!!!!!

Keep on Rocking \m/

compart1

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"The Guitar Handbook" 256 pages
by Ralph Denyer
Pubished by Alfred A Knopf, New York 2006
CONTENT
guitar inovators
acoustic guitar
electric guitar
playing guitar
beginner
rhythm
melodic
harmonic
advanced
guitar maintenance and customizing
performance technology
the chord dictionary

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"The Guitar Handbook" 256 pages
by Ralph Denyer
Pubished by Alfred A Knopf, New York 2006
CONTENT
guitar inovators
acoustic guitar
electric guitar
playing guitar
beginner
rhythm
melodic
harmonic
advanced
guitar maintenance and customizing
performance technology
the chord dictionary

NutsForGuitar

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good recommendations!

I too have the modern guitar method book from Berklee press and it's a great one.
I'll check those other books out sometime!

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good recommendations!

I too have the modern guitar method book from Berklee press and it's a great one.
I'll check those other books out sometime!

hunter1801

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I'm actually interested in reading "Outliers" now. Reminds me of a book I read in college. It was for one of my business classes, so it was about leadership:
True North

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I'm actually interested in reading "Outliers" now. Reminds me of a book I read in college. It was for one of my business classes, so it was about leadership:
True North