Guitar Total Scales Techniques and Applications: Lessons for Beginner through Professional
The #1 Bestselling Guitar Scale Course (also available for Bass Guitar & Spanish), GUITAR: Total Scales Techniques and Applications. You Can Be Better! The Easiest and Fastest Way to MASTER YOUR GUITAR. The 1st & Only Method To Expertly teach you every scale, every trick & technique, in every musical key, anywhere on the entire fretboard! We turn Beginners into pro's & make the pro's even better! ***BOOK & CD LAYOUT ***Pages 1-11 BASICS: All the basics a beginner needs to know to read and understand guitar music. Includes TAB explanation, basic notation, the musical alphabet and the guitar, tuning, finger & hand position. ***Pages 12-16 THE FRETBOARD: The entire fretboard, (guitar neck), presented in TAB and standard notation. 3 simple finger positions and 7 patterns are used to teach scales on the entire fretboard of the guitar. ***Pages 17-88 TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS: Every trick and technique that has ever been invented is introduced to the different positions. Starting with the most basic, progressing through intermediate and advanced, these pages introduce every tool of the trade for making music with scales. ***Pages 89-102 MODES & KEY CHANGES: Thoroughly explained, giving you a full understanding of scales, key changes, and modes. Every key of music is presented in TAB and standard notation for the entire fretboard of the guitar. ***Pages 103-176 EXOTIC SCALES FROM ALL CULTURES: Pentatonic, Balinese, Bob, Minor scales, jazz scales, gypsy scales, Spanish scales, ...they are all presented in TAB and traditional notation for the entire fretboard! ***CD SUPPLEMENT: The entire book is narrated and performed on the "GUITAR: Total Scales Techniques and Applications" audio CD. ***FREE BOOK TECHNICAL SUPPORT: With the purchase of "GUITAR: Total Scales Techniques and Applications" you also gain the author, Mark John Sternal, as a teacher. If you ever have any questions pertaining to the book you can contact MJS Music Publications online. All book questions ar
Great book to get your left hand working
By Luis Carlos Solano - August 22, 2005
Well, I bought this book when I was just starting and when I opened It seemed to me so hard. Well, I decided not to leave it behind and I started to practice. I can tell that the information in the first 30 pages will keep you busy for so long time. Mastering just the first scales and their applications will teach your left hand how to travel up and down the neck of your guitar. I still use those first applications to warm up. As I'm still more related with acoustic guitar, some applications (like hammering) I can say are not so useful, but, with the electric guitar, are incredible. Take this book, a lot of patience, hard work and you'll see results.
PRICELESS GUITAR INSTRUCTION
By J M Corlew - April 22, 2006
I own this book and consider it priceless! To date I've never found a guitar book that so clearly explains its contents. The beginning of this book is very beginner friendly and progresses at a steady rate getting you used to playing all over the fretboard. The author has you achieve this by using 3 finger patterns. Each scale position points out major and minor root notes, so you can easily change things up. Although this is a book on scales, Sternal does introduce basic chords on page 18 which can be used with the scale to write music. You don't need to memorize each scale position because pages 19 through 88 has you repeating them when new techniques or applications are introduced. This alone has helped me become familiar with the entire fretboard of my guitar as well as every cool trick I've ever heard or seen in concert!
The second half of the book introduces modes and key changes. Not only does the author clearly explain how to change keys, he also does the work for... read more
The best guitar scales book I've seen.
By The Capitol - August 20, 2005
This book is a pretty good value, especially at it's new, reduced price and the addition of the CD. (It was still a good value at $24.95 with no CD.)
Mark really set out to make the best scales book when he designed this, and he has succeeded. Anyone can make a book about scales, but what makes this book a winner is all of the techniques and applications you'll learn to use along with these scales. You'll learn there are a lot of things to do with a single scale! Unfortunately, this IS NOT the last guitar book you'll ever need! If you want to be a well-rounded player you're going to have to check out another book.
(I recommended Modern Method for Guitar: Volumes 1, 2, 3 Complete by William G. Leavitt)
My only complaint about the book is that he features an acoustic guitar on the cover, and if your guitar is not a "cut-away" you will have difficulty reaching to play all of the notes in this book. And then there are a few scales that reach the 22nd fret,... read more
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