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New Approach to Scales for Guitarists: A Practical Modern Direction [NOOK Book]

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New Approach to Scales for Guitarists should be in the hands of every modern guitarist today. This book not only teaches you a completely new way of organizing your guitar fretboard, but will also change the way guitarists relate scales to chords. Learn the science of how to make your musical statements sound strong and cohesive.

This book is also a compendium of common scales used in today's ultra-modern harmonic-melodic vocabulary: an ...
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New Approach to Scales for Guitarists: A Practical Modern Direction

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Overview

New Approach to Scales for Guitarists should be in the hands of every modern guitarist today. This book not only teaches you a completely new way of organizing your guitar fretboard, but will also change the way guitarists relate scales to chords. Learn the science of how to make your musical statements sound strong and cohesive.

This book is also a compendium of common scales used in today's ultra-modern harmonic-melodic vocabulary: an extremely comprehensive book for contemporary music. If you need to break out of some ruts, this book is for you. If you need to know how to move around effortlessly on your fretboard, this book is definitely for you.

The author, Adam Smale, shows you his unique method using examples for each scale in its full range using Standard Notation and Guitar TAB, as well as utilizing Fretboard Diagrams to fully comprehend this thrilling new advancement in guitar pedagogy for all players and all styles.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013452145
  • Publisher: Adam Smale
  • Publication date: 12/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 181
  • Sales rank: 904,555
  • File size: 14 MB
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Meet the Author

Adam Smale is a guitarist, composer, teacher, and life-long student of music and the guitar. While growing up in rural Northern Ontario, Canada, Adam fell in love with music and the guitar at a young age. By 9 years old was figuring out songs from his Dad’s record collection. He became a member of the musician’s union at the age of 12. By 14, Adam was on the road, gaining valuable experiences as a performer at bars, weddings, and community dances.

He mainly plays two 7-string guitars: an electric he designed and had built for him, and a nylon string acoustic guitar he designed and built himself. Adam has played many styles of music over his career but now primarily performs Jazz. Somewhat recently began to immerse himself into the exciting world of Flamenco. Adam has conducted master classes and seminars in Canada & the US, for Guitar Workshop Plus, the National Guitar Workshop, and Western Illinois University, as well as juggling private students over the past 20 years. Adam holds a Masters degree in Jazz Performance from Western Michigan University, and a Bachelor degree in Jazz Studies from Humber College. He currently lives in New York City.
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