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Fretboard Theory Volume II: Book two in the series on guitar theory, scales, chords, progressions, modes, songs, and more.

Fretboard Theory Volume II: Book two in the series on guitar theory, scales, chords, progressions, modes, songs, and more.


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Book two in the Fretboard Theory series picks up where the first volume leaves off and takes your guitar playing and musical knowledge to a whole new level. You learn advanced applications and new musical concepts. There is information for rhythm guitarists, lead guitarists, improvisers, and composers. Each chapter focuses on applications found in popular music and includes familiar song references.

* Gain new perspective on keys and tonalities so that you have total control over the music you play

* Get to know scale formulas and new number systems so you know music from the inside out

* Push to and resolve on chords using dominant function and voice leading

* Change keys, borrow chords, and mix modes in order to add more variety to your chord progressions

* Get jazzy by using chromatic, diminished, and augmented passing chords

* Become a more proficient lead guitarist by narrowing your focus to the scale patterns preferred by the pros

* Make your lead lines more melodic and give them more direction with chord tone soloing

* Create new sounds and new chord progressions with the harmonic minor scale

* Add more depth and dimension to your playing by using pedal point and pedal tones

Level: Recommended for intermediate level players on up who have already completed the first volume of Fretboard Theory.


Fretboard Theory and Fretboard Theory Volume II are also available as a 33-hour video series that is sold separately on the author's website. Visit the website and sign up for email lessons to sample the footage.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781508928744
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/17/2015
Series: Fretboard Theory , #2
Pages: 202
Sales rank: 663,131
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Hailed as a "music-theory expert" by Rolling Stone magazine, guitarist Desi Serna is the author of the very popular Fretboard Theory line of guitar instructional material as well as Guitar Theory For Dummies and Guitar Rhythm and Technique For Dummies. He is known for his practical, hands-on approach to music teaching, with a focus on the guitar fretboard and emphasis on popular songs. Desi honed his craft through decades of teaching, performing, and publishing. He's online everyday managing his website and messaging with his customers. Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Desi and his family live near Nashville, Tennessee.

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