Advanced Guitar Soloing – The Professional Guide to Improvisation

Authors: Daniel Gilbert and Beth Marlis
Level: Advanced

Advanced Guitar Soloing

This is essentially a practice workbook for advanced lead guitar. These kinds of books are undoubtedly the best to learn and improve your guitar lead playing but what you aren’t going to get is any kind of epiphany from them. Continue reading

The Guitar Handbook

Author: Ralph Denyer

Ralph Denyer Guitar Handbook

I couldn’t begin to imagine how many times I have opened this book, I’ve owned it for around twenty years and I still use it today. If something happened to it I would immediately order a replacement. So what’s so cool about it? Well to be honest it’s not particularly exiting or anything like that, it’s also not exactly a guitar teaching book either. Continue reading

Guitar Fretboard Workbook

Author: Barrett Tagliarino

I have said it before and I’ll say it again. Fretboard fluency is one of the most beneficial techniques you can gain on the guitar. Unfortunately, mastering this skill is usually hampered by two obstacles. The first is that a lot of guitarists have a hard time grasping it, believing it is too complex and requires too much theory and hard work. The second obstacle which in my opinion is the bigger problem, many just don’t believe that it can help you that much. Continue reading

Chord Chemistry – Ted Greene

Chord Chemistry is one of those books that many advanced guitarists talk about. It took me a few years to get around to actually buying it and when I did, and opened it for the first time, I just stared at it. If anything I felt disappointed, it just looks like a book packed with chord diagrams! Well, I’m grown up enough to realise that I must be missing something because I have a lot of respect for the people that recommend this book. With that, I put on the bookshelf and decided to look at it another day. Okay, that was about three years ago and I wanted to write something about it for this website so today was a good day to take another look at it.

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