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The best music books ever

in PB Guitarstudio FORUMS Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:58 am
by bowie • 4 Posts

Hello everybody!
I was wondering, what are the best music books that are worth studying? I mean the best scales\harmony\improvisation\technique\sight reading etc.? Sometimes there's no possibility to practice the guitar, but we can read an informative book, can't we? So any valuable information is much appreciated, thanks in advance! :)

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RE: The best music books ever

in PB Guitarstudio FORUMS Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:40 am
by ICanOnlyCarry50ChickensAtATime • 14 Posts

I've found tons of great advice in "The Advancing Guitarist" by Mick Goodrick..
It's got some very good and thorough approaches imho.

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RE: The best music books ever

in PB Guitarstudio FORUMS Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:57 am
by bowie • 4 Posts

Thank you! Yes! I'm already concerned about it thanks to Mr.Brown!
If there is something as valuable as this book - feel free to share ur experience! :D

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RE: The best music books ever

in PB Guitarstudio FORUMS Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:31 am
by NicholasJacquet (deleted)
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For anyone who is really balls to the wall serious about learning music theory/ how to professionally compose/arrange...There is Stefan Kostka & Dorothy Paynes Tonal Harmony...Its a fews years commitment to go from cover to cover...but you will be the bees knees at writing counterpoint afterwards.


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RE: The best music books ever

in PB Guitarstudio FORUMS Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:59 am
by bowie • 4 Posts

Wow! That's awesome! Thank you for the valuable information!

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RE: The best music books ever

in PB Guitarstudio FORUMS Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:45 am
by JoelMedina • 72 Posts

I really like "Jazz Improvisation for Guitar: A Melodic Approach" and to get some reading chops I really like "Music Reading For Guitar by David Oakes." If you're looking for technique books, I strongly recommend Guthrie Govan's Creative Guitar 1 & 2 and Petrucci's Rock Discipline.

Also I would love to give William Leavitt's A Modern Method for Guitar a shot, has anyone checked that one out?


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RE: The best music books ever

in PB Guitarstudio FORUMS Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:14 am
by bowie • 4 Posts

Hey, that is HUGE!!! Thanks!!!

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RE: The best music books ever

in PB Guitarstudio FORUMS Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:57 pm
by dlraben • 278 Posts

Joel, I tracked down the PDFs to that series and I think it's quite good for learning sight-reading.

In the chord thread, Pebber offered some texts:
h.ttp://521251.xobor.com/t468f2-Chord-Thread.html#msg4017

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RE: The best music books ever

in PB Guitarstudio FORUMS Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:47 am
by Scottulus • 222 Posts

"Also I would love to give William Leavitt's A Modern Method for Guitar a shot, has anyone checked that one out?"

These 3 books are awesome ( books I, II and III). They were 'the' guitar lesson textbooks when I was in music school. Go through them cover to cover, and you will know your major scale fingerings, Harmonic Minor and Melodic/Jazz Minor scales in every key. You will know every chord coupled with useful chord progressions. Basic sightreading skills will be in tune, too if you get the copy that comes WITHOUT tab... Really handy books. Those Berklee guys, they have a handle on it...

I'm surprised no one mentioned the Jamey Abersold books. 'Must haves' in my opinion, if you are working on improve and want a really conducive 'right now' plan of attack in regards to improvising.

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RE: The best music books ever

in PB Guitarstudio FORUMS Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:15 pm
by deltadiscos • 310 Posts

Yes I too have modern guitar method book with accompanying Video lessons by Larry baione.
Need to get back to it one day.


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RE: The best music books ever

in PB Guitarstudio FORUMS Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:24 pm
by student • 146 Posts

Hey Nick,

I have been reading about "Stefan Kostka & Dorothy Paynes Tonal Harmony". Many reviews state that it does not get involved in melody. Know any books that combine both ?


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