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(Musicians Institute Press). Navigate the guitar neck better than ever before with this easy-to-use book! Designed from Musicians Institute core curriculum programs, it covers essential concepts for players of every level, acoustic or electric. A hands-on guide to theory, it will help you learn to build any scale or chord on your own and unleash creativity. No music readin (Musicians Institute Press). Navigate the guitar neck better than ever before with this easy-to-use book! Designed from Musicians Institute core curriculum programs, it covers essential concepts for players of every level, acoustic or electric. A hands-on guide to theory, it will help you learn to build any scale or chord on your own and unleash creativity. No music reading is required.


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(Musicians Institute Press). Navigate the guitar neck better than ever before with this easy-to-use book! Designed from Musicians Institute core curriculum programs, it covers essential concepts for players of every level, acoustic or electric. A hands-on guide to theory, it will help you learn to build any scale or chord on your own and unleash creativity. No music readin (Musicians Institute Press). Navigate the guitar neck better than ever before with this easy-to-use book! Designed from Musicians Institute core curriculum programs, it covers essential concepts for players of every level, acoustic or electric. A hands-on guide to theory, it will help you learn to build any scale or chord on your own and unleash creativity. No music reading is required.

30 review for Guitar Fretboard Workbook (Music Instruction): A Complete System for Understanding the Fretboard For Acoustic or Electric Guitar (Musicians Institute: Essential Concepts)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Paul

    Finally, after plugging away for 18 months on Barrett Tagliarino's Guitar Fretboard Workbook, I've completed exercise #59, the last in the book (except for a "final project" he leaves you with at the end), I can report on my experience with it. I would say that thanks to this book, my guitar-playing has improved more in the last 18 months than it has in any comparable period since I bought my Sigma acoustic guitar in 1977. Speaking for myself, Mr. Tagliarino's objective in writing this workbook— Finally, after plugging away for 18 months on Barrett Tagliarino's Guitar Fretboard Workbook, I've completed exercise #59, the last in the book (except for a "final project" he leaves you with at the end), I can report on my experience with it. I would say that thanks to this book, my guitar-playing has improved more in the last 18 months than it has in any comparable period since I bought my Sigma acoustic guitar in 1977. Speaking for myself, Mr. Tagliarino's objective in writing this workbook—helping me gain much greater understanding and mastery of the guitar fretboard—has been achieved. I'm a hobby guitarist who belongs in that vast category usually termed "intermediate". My training on the guitar consists of periods of instruction with four different private teachers for periods of between a month and a year each, and whatever I was able to pick up from those few people I've played music with over the years. In this I'm probably like the great majority of guitarists, and my knowledge of the instrument is accordingly patchy. Indeed, my knowledge of music theory is probably better than most guitarists at my level of ability due to the fact that I had a friend who shared a lot of what he was learning when studying composition, plus I just like theory of any kind and seek it out. Still, did I know exactly what an F-sharp minor 11th chord was, and could I construct it from scratch? Did I know exactly how to use the terms "major", "minor", "augmented", and "diminished" in their various contexts? If I knew where the root note was on a string, could I quickly locate, say, the 6th for that scale? I can do those things now, and much else besides. Of course, over the years I had learned to play many things up the neck of the guitar, and had learned many chords and some scales. But what this workbook does is to complete that knowledge gained piecemeal, render it systematic, and synthesize it into a unity. As with any workbook, what you get out of it depends on what you're willing to put into it. The author makes use of a teaching technique that he has developed over years of personal instruction. It involves reading, writing, speaking, and playing. You not only do written exercises, but you speak out loud what you're learning, and you say it while you're playing it as well. This multi-channeled learning approach causes you to advance faster. I took my time, and would recommend that you do the same. When I found the content of a chapter to be new or overwhelming, I would stay with it and keep playing the exercises. It's not about getting through the book, it's about mastering the material; so be willing to paddle slowly. I suppose my dominant impression of this book is that it filled in gaps in my knowledge. I knew quite a few of the things the author was teaching, so I was able to move through those more quickly. But even within those things I thought I knew there were gaps. I feel I have a much more seamless, complete knowledge of the instrument. Does that mean I play like Mark Knopfler now? No. But I have a greater calm and confidence in what I'm doing. And I'm able to do things like notice, in another guitar songbook, that a chord marked as diminished is actually a diminished 7th. Holy crumbs—I'm becoming a musician! Dollar for dollar, this is the best money I've ever spent on guitar instruction.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Narmin Isparzade

    Before I started to read "Guitar Fretboard Workbook", I would usually search for the tabs of my favourite songs online and start playing. Then I would encounter a difficulty and in a frustration from trying to understand how I could play it correctly, put my guitar aside. I came to realize that learning guitar by myself on trial and error takes too much time and decreases my confidence in mastering the guitar. When I saw this book, I knew it was how I should be paving my way to guitar mastery. A Before I started to read "Guitar Fretboard Workbook", I would usually search for the tabs of my favourite songs online and start playing. Then I would encounter a difficulty and in a frustration from trying to understand how I could play it correctly, put my guitar aside. I came to realize that learning guitar by myself on trial and error takes too much time and decreases my confidence in mastering the guitar. When I saw this book, I knew it was how I should be paving my way to guitar mastery. A great program and exercise compilation for in-depth understanding and remembering notes, scales, five root shapes, whole/half steps, major/minor scales, pentatonic scales, triads, arpeggios, extensions, alterations, and modes. The book is intended for those who already have basic and pre-intermediate guitar knowledge; however, although I have taken a 6-week guitar course on coursera.org by Berklee College of Music, I still find some concepts explained in the workbook beyond my level, therefore in order to understand new lessons I refer to Youtube and guitar tutorial websites. Overall, if you want to understand your fretboard well and know what you are playing at hand, Guitar Fretboard Workbook is a good book to check out but depending on your level prepare yourself to look for additional sources for the concepts explained in the book. My favourite quote from the book: "Do you really understand what you are playing? What happens if you make a mistake? Chances are, you're like a lab rat learning the correct path through a maze: move the cheese, change the walls around, and you're lost."

  3. 4 out of 5

    Zevi

    I always preferred learning the guitar from magazines rather than books. It always seemed books were out dated and wanted to teach you boring songs from the 20s and rarely discussed any advanced soloing techniques. This book is pretty good for the advanced stuff, but to really learn the guitar you will need the book How to Become a Guitar Player from Hell by Jason Earls. Google the title to find out more.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Nehayat

    best

  5. 5 out of 5

    AP

    This fretboard workbook probably works best for someone with patience & who needs to learn basic music theory. The detailed instruction on learning every note on the fretboard matters for guitarists who like to play solos. The most useful part of the book comes from the patterns for finding the root. I would argue that one can be a capable guitarist using other didactic methods outside of this book. I am not interested in guitar solos. I consider myself a quick & dirty guitarist who plays a lot This fretboard workbook probably works best for someone with patience & who needs to learn basic music theory. The detailed instruction on learning every note on the fretboard matters for guitarists who like to play solos. The most useful part of the book comes from the patterns for finding the root. I would argue that one can be a capable guitarist using other didactic methods outside of this book. I am not interested in guitar solos. I consider myself a quick & dirty guitarist who plays a lot by ear. My goals on guitar include playing & writing songs. I'm interested in learning the various chord shapes & systems (such as CAGED) to play chord voicings with smooth voice leading. I also love playing funky rhythms & grooves, informed by cool chord voicings. More than halfway into the book, author finally discusses the chords, triads & tetrads, upper extensions. I had already lost interest in the book by then. I have been trying to slog through this book for a few years now & it has been a struggle to stay interested in the book. I learn the most about guitar from playing new songs, from playing in bands, & from experimenting & writing.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Amit Saini

    The concept of workbooks is always better than the normal ones, this book is amazing but in my opinion this book is not for absolute beginners.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Bluesshaman

    MI always releases good material for learners. After struggling with a few other books, I happened upon this one. Boy, was I glad! Barrett Tagliarino structures the information effectively. Follow the instructions in the book, spend time mastering the lessons and you just might give yourself a chance at becoming a musician. I like the emphasis he places on developing sound fundamentals. I find this book far more cogent and lucid than most others in the market. I did not finish all the work in th MI always releases good material for learners. After struggling with a few other books, I happened upon this one. Boy, was I glad! Barrett Tagliarino structures the information effectively. Follow the instructions in the book, spend time mastering the lessons and you just might give yourself a chance at becoming a musician. I like the emphasis he places on developing sound fundamentals. I find this book far more cogent and lucid than most others in the market. I did not finish all the work in this book as I'm currently taking lessons. I believe learning from this book (prior to the lessons)was one major reason I was able to make rapid progress in my lessons. Once these classes are done, I plan to spend ample time mastering these exercises and completing the book. In the end, it's all cause and effect. How much you put into your guitar playing will determine how good you become.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Michael

    This book rocks! Hard to imagine a better introduction to the instrument. Builds a solid foundation for fretboard memorization, scales (theory and practice), chord construction, triads, arpeggios... simply put, going beyond the beginner's plateau of basic major and minor chords. I’d recommend going through the author's Guitar Reading Workbook at the same time, since the two books are complementary. Great stuff! This book rocks! Hard to imagine a better introduction to the instrument. Builds a solid foundation for fretboard memorization, scales (theory and practice), chord construction, triads, arpeggios... simply put, going beyond the beginner's plateau of basic major and minor chords. I’d recommend going through the author's Guitar Reading Workbook at the same time, since the two books are complementary. Great stuff!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Mauro

    It's a very interesting book with approaches to how we see the fretboard, but if you really want to understand the music theory behind it you'll have to buy another book because on MY opinion the book lacks a lot information and sometimes gives you shortcuts of things that you can't really grasp what they are. It's a very interesting book with approaches to how we see the fretboard, but if you really want to understand the music theory behind it you'll have to buy another book because on MY opinion the book lacks a lot information and sometimes gives you shortcuts of things that you can't really grasp what they are.

  10. 4 out of 5

    gekko100

    Another excellent, practical self-study book from MI

  11. 5 out of 5

    Mark

    If you want to learn the fretboard, this is the book you need. Covers roots, intervals, scales, chords.

  12. 5 out of 5

    matthew russell crom

  13. 5 out of 5

    Bill Miller

  14. 5 out of 5

    Tim Ong

  15. 4 out of 5

    Brian Campbell

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jim Black

  17. 5 out of 5

    David O'Connell

  18. 5 out of 5

    Greg Finnerty

  19. 4 out of 5

    Mike McGuire

  20. 5 out of 5

    Erdem

  21. 5 out of 5

    Dalton Blue

  22. 4 out of 5

    Michael

  23. 5 out of 5

    Andrew

  24. 4 out of 5

    Matt

  25. 4 out of 5

    MM

  26. 5 out of 5

    Joachim Vanhauwaert

  27. 5 out of 5

    David Merrill

  28. 4 out of 5

    daniel briggs

  29. 5 out of 5

    Mary Willis

  30. 4 out of 5

    Troy Terhune

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