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* Scott Reed has a degree in Music Performance from the University of Southern California *
* He has twice received music fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts *
* He is the author of  Getting Into Guitar Styles,  Getting Into Guitar Improvising,
and Expanding Your Soloing, from Mel Bay Publications *
* In addition to doing recording sessions he has played countless concerts and shows throughout
the United States including the pre-Broadway premiere of Monty Pythons Spamalot,
Wicked the musical, and the world premier of Stewart Copeland's "The Invention of Morel" *

Instrumental Performance



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Instructional Methods

Getting Into Guitar Improvising

Getting Into Guitar Styles

Expanding Your Soloing

The International Musician said; " Getting Into Guitar Improvising : A Systematic Approach To Soloing, teaches improvisation methods to guitarists of all styles. Reed's comprehensive guide includes clear diagrams that make it easy to visualize the shape on the fingerboard... The clearly-written manual is perfect for the beginning guitarist, but an advanced guitarist will find it useful, interesting, and educational ."

Making Music Magazine said; "In Getting Into Guitar Styles Scott Reed looks at the different elements needed to play styles such as blues, rock, country, R&B, and classical as well as different styles of Jazz. Reed demonstrates the practical usage of scales and other musical elements. The book includes standard notation and tablature as well as fingerboard diagrams."

"Expanding Your Soloing For The Guitarist" looks at musical techniques that expand the guitarists soloing mastery and fluency. It takes an extensive look at scale and arpeggio shapes throughout the fingerboard. Visualization of shapes is enhanced through the use of extensive fingerboard diagrams and numerous musical examples are provided. The material here can be applied to any style of music.

New Music

* The instrumental CD "Expedition" is a mixture of Fusion, R&B, Latin, Rock, and World music *
"Varied musical experiences and influences combine to result in instrumental music with
a broad character". Music Arts Monthly said : "really a pleasure to listen to"..

* Expedition is available at - visit to hear audio samples *

- Scott Reed endorses Paul Reed Smith Guitars -

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- Scott Reed endorses Rauen Guitars Restoration and Custom Instruments -

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