Help for the guitar playing forum

be-guitar-featuredIn case you missed it, my hobby is playing the guitar. And a lot of us, who are over fifty, take up new hobbies. Especially if we are newly single again and have extra time on their hands. I met a gentleman who didn't take up the guitar until he was over seventy, and by the end of the first year, to hear him play you would have thought he had been playing for years.

You also may have seen, the forum I have setup on this site for guitar players. There is, at the time of writing this article, 70 posts in the forum, and most of them are video tutorials. I think this makes it a pretty easy way to learn some new techniques and theory, but if you find you're struggling with some of this stuff, since most of it is for intermediate or advanced level guitar players, there is a Kindle book that is free today to help bring you up to speed, so you can get more out of the video tutorials in the forum.

The book is Guitar Scales Handbook: A Step-By-Step, 100-Lesson Guide to Scales, Music Theory, and Fretboard Theory (Book & Videos). The book is written by Damon Ferrante. He is a composer, guitarist, and music writer with 30 music books and scores in print. He has had performances at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, and throughout the US and Europe. The book is being offered for free today as part of an Amazon promotion.

The book is organized in a 100-lesson format that takes you step by step through scales, the notes on the guitar neck, intervals, and music theory. Each lesson builds on the next and the book is designed for beginners through advanced / virtuoso guitarists.

This New Edition includes 1 1/2 Hours of Free Streaming Videos! The video lessons cover  guitar technique, music theory, guitar licks and solos, how to play scales, Jam Tracks, and developing good practice goals.

Before you get too carried away with the modes, you should see post-1870. I think Steve Krenz gives a better explanation of modes, the best ones to use, and where to use them. But download the book now while it's free. Within the next day or so the price will be back up to $13.95. Mind you, if you have to pay for it later, the cost of the book is less than one guitar lesson you would pay for, if you had an instructor off-line.

If you don’t want to miss any of these posts: on the right-hand side of the blog is a place where you can enter your email address, and I’ll send you any new posts by email. You’re not going to get spammed — I respect your privacy. All you will get is the new posts only. Note: any posts that contain video or other website technologies won’t be available in the email version of the posts.

You’re welcome to comment below.

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