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05-03-2003, 05:26 PM
does any1 know any good books i could to help me start.please
05-03-2003, 05:46 PM
The Fret board Logic by Bill Edwards are excellent
You can pick ‘em up on Amazon.com
05-03-2003, 05:50 PM
cheers bud...do you know how much you can pick one up for??
05-03-2003, 08:27 PM
I just got the boxed set (all 3 books with DVD) and it was about $70 bucks.
If you are relatively new to guitar, Id go with the first book ($16.00) and work through it. Their is a lot of info in their so don’t be daunted, just take it one step at a time !
Another good idea is to get hold of a song book that contains a lot of songs you like and know reasonably well (like you can whistle the melody) and this can be really helpful!
05-04-2003, 05:11 AM
Ive never bothered with books! The internet has been awesome!
05-04-2003, 01:05 PM
yeah really... I bought a book with a CD that cost me $49 and it didn't teach me half of what I've learned just from searching here for stuff.
05-04-2003, 09:46 PM
go internet dude. Its much more in depth but guitar for dummies is ok. :)
05-06-2003, 03:30 PM
thanks guys...so if sites are better than books do you know any decent sites where i can find stuff??what sites did you use
05-07-2003, 08:11 AM
My problem with the net,and with my learning in general,is that I like coherence,having things start from some point and progress conclusively and exhaustively.A bit like a syllabus,if you like.You may get a very good piece on a given thing or the other,but I'm yet to find a place where most of everything(the main areas of contemporary guitar,since not saying otherwise would leave the word "everything" open for debate,and that debate is wide indeed)is taught nicely,and yes,coherently.I've been doing a project for college on laser spectroscopy,and it's the same story.Some stuff is too basic.Other stuff is too complex.
Someone here(an experienced guitar teacher) once recommended two books,"The Advancing Guitarist" by Mick Goodrich and Pat Metheny,and "The Complete Guitar Method".I got the first.And it's not a method book.And while it's not a bad book(funny author),I know too little to learn anything from it.Maybe later on it'll help me.But not now.
The other one,according to amazon,is the primary text used at Berkelee,that school of music in Boston.Maybe you should get it.It's listed for $30.It might help.
And if you're starting out,I'd suggest going to a good guitar school(if you can afford),or at least getting a good teacher.Now,I'm not an expert on these things,and I know a lot of people will tell you stuff about developing your own style on your own.However,I don't think you can overemphasize the importance of a good foundation.A lot of architects have very different "styles",but most,if not all,of them start out learning the same fundamental issues.If you can get a good source for these fundamentals,I think you get yourself a very good chance of nicely getting about developing your unique style.These things take time to do.
How come some people cant' just mention thje title of a book and shut the fcuk up?
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