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kingpatzer wrote:ATG -- I'm sorry I'm skeptical of the purpose of your posts given that you joined specifically to contribute to this topic. If you're here some time from now being an active member I'll certainly lose my skepticism.
But for the moment I'll presume that you're genuinely interested and not a shill.
I find the website for this product and what I've look at from the book (including the 25 "free pages" -- I'm so glad I have a spam dump e-mail address!), to simply be not worth it.
I do teach guitar, and play a few other instruments, and know something about theory. What is covered in this book is, well, not worth much.
For the cost of the book you could get two of the following:
Mel Bay Fingerboard Theory for Guitar A Music Theory Text for Guitarists
Fretboard Logic SE: The Reasoning Behind the Guitar's Unique Tuning + Chords Scales and Arpeggios Complete (The Fretboard Logic Guitar Method Volumes I and II)
Guitar Fretboard Workbook
And several others I can think of - including some method books that will take student further still.
Each of which on it's own covers more ground than this text purports too, and from what I've seen of the free sample, each of the above does a far better job, going into more depth and making fewer factual errors with regard to what theory actually says.
kingpatzer wrote:A couple points:
1) about every other chapter starts with a factual error (you get each chapter's first page as the reviewable material). Some of these errors are rather grievous and demonstrate a failure to understand theory at all!
2) The free tabs are not copyright of the artist. It is quite probable that they are being distributed without paying any license fees and without permission.
3) Not nearly as important as the above, but certainly worth considering, the author's biography has no mention of any formal training in musical theory. Which is perhaps an indicator as to why there are so many errors.
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