Music Theory Workbook For Guitar Volume One

Music Theory Workbook For Guitar Volume One

by Bruce Arnold

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Music Theory Workbook For Guitar Volume One by Bruce Arnold

Have you ever wished you could better understand the guitar s fretboard, so that you could:

See it as a interconnected map in your minds eye ...

Instantly apply that roadmap to great solos improvised not by accident, but totally by YOUR design ...

Understand chords and without hesitation, construct both simple and complex chords on the fly starting anywhere on the fretboard ...

Can you imagine what such abilities could do for your confidence and your playing?

Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume One creates just this type of seamless marriage between your visual knowledge of the guitar fretboard and your understanding of the music theory behind what you are playing ...

Both guitar fretboard diagrams and traditional music notation are used to help you learn music theory. You can SEE, COMPARE and UNDERSTAND how notes look on your guitar fretboard and on a music staff at the same time.

This crucial combination will be your secret weapon to learning music theory quickly and easily AND retaining it with no problems.

The unique approach of this book has been used by thousands of guitarists to conquer the intricacies of the guitar fretboard. With time and application, the mystery disappears and you can not only understand music theory but also see it and know how to use it on your guitar.

This ability will revolutionize your playing ...

With only a few minutes a day working with the Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume One, you will master the ability to:

• Pick up what others are playing on the guitar by sight more rapidly ...

• See all intervals and chords by sight on the guitar ...

• Understand music theory and be IN SYNC with your fellow musicians ...

• Make music theory a natural process as you see it on your guitar ...

• Build a solid foundation for great solos, comping and great composing ...

• See, understand and build countless chord combinations, from simple to complex, starting anywhere on your guitar fretboard ...

• Understand how the notes on the guitar fretboard relate to notes found on a music staff ...

• Understand key signatures ...

• Understand the names of all intervals ...

You will also have access to the Muse-eek.com member's area where you will find free PDFs to help you learn and apply music theory.

You ll have access to additional materials that:

• Show all the notes found on the guitar and their related positions on the musical staff ...

• Help you further understand the two different ways to figure out the notes found in any chord type ...

• Provide exercises to apply music theory to your instrument ...

• Further your understanding of the correct method for building intervals, and naming intervals with the correct spelling ...

• Explain diatonic chords and their importance in the music you play ...

Plus you ll receive videos showing how to apply the information learned in Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume One to the guitar fretboard and help files for learning to read music. In addition, all possible alternate answers to the exercises are provided.

It's not uncommon to find guitarists who have worked through this book skipping past multiple levels of college based theory, and going into advanced placement. You will have a black belt in music theory in no time and remember it forever because it will be part of you when you play your guitar.

The Theory section of this book uses extremely simple language to explain the basics of music theory. The exercises require the student to write out the problem or example using staff notation, and then to find those notes on a guitar fretboard diagram.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781890944520
Publisher: Muse Eek Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2001
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 281,497
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.46(d)

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Music Theory Workbook For Guitar Volume One 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think one would be fooling themselves if they thought this book is fun. Some things, like Music Theory on your instrument isn't easy. It's a challenge that many of us take on because we know that if we can understand our instrument through music theory we will be better able to express ourselves. Don't buy this book if you are looking for a quick fix, it's a course of study where you have to fill in 100 pages of exercises to make sure you have memorized how every frick'n chord is built on the guitar. It's one thing to understand music theory, it's another to have a working knowledge of it and be able to use it like you use the language that you speak. I bought this book many years ago. I kept the filled in book just so I can show people one of the steps I took to get to where I am today. If you are serious about learning then I would seriously check out Mr. Arnold's books - their not the typical U.S.A. guitar edu-tainment books, they're in a class by themselves. If your looking for something entertaining or a book that just gives you a general understanding of music theory then you won't like this book. I have many music books and guitar books on my shelves. Mr. Arnold's books are definitely written for someone who wants to study on their own but get the same sort of education you would receive at Berklee College of Music, NYU, Princeton, etc ... I like others have had multiple correspondences with Mr. Arnold. I was very impressed by his teaching skills and dedication to seeing me improve. If you don't understand something about this book or any of his books he's an email away, how much easier could it get? There is a huge database of questions people have asked. All you have to do is read it and you will have many doubts and questions answered. My recommendation is to check out the muse-eek website first. See for yourself what is involved. I've noticed recently that they've added 100's of videos for many of their books. These are free mates, you just have to buy one book and your into a resource that is amazing. Sorry for the edu-commercial, I've just seen some of the reviews and thought I'd give you my two cents on this stuff.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bruce Arnold is an accomplished jazz guitarist and educator. I reviewed three of his instruction books: 1st Steps for a Beginning Guitarist; Chord Workbook for Guitar; and Music Theory Workbook for Guitar. I also listened to an incredible jazz music album he provided for my listening pleasure. As a player, he is awesome. As a writer of instruction manuals, he is very good for the more advanced student. I compared his books with the Mel Bay series, which I use for my students (and on which I learned). His go into much more depth than those I¿m accustomed to. Ideally, I would introduce his material after a couple of months. I am eager to see some of the other books he has in his series of over thirty instructional manuals. I believe depth is the best term to describe what this educator has to offer. He takes on some of the more difficult aspects for guitarists and digs deeply into the subject material. I would have killed to have manuals like these when I was in college.