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Getting Into Guitar Improvising

Getting Into Guitar Styles

Expanding Your Soloing




* New CD coming in December, available at CD Baby, iTunes, and amazon.com *



          





* Scott Reed graduated from USC with a degree in Studio Guitar *
* He has twice received music fellowships from the
National Endowment for the Arts and is listed in Who's Who in America*
* In addition to doing recording sessions he has played countless
shows and concerts throughout the United States*
* He is the author of Getting Into Guitar Improvising, Getting Into Guitar Styles,
and Expanding Your Soloing, from Mel Bay Publications*



                       





"Getting Into Guitar Improvising : A Systematic Approach To Soloing" provides numerous musical examples, promotes an understanding of the theory behind improvising, and also promotes better visualization of shapes on the fingerboard through the use of fingerboard diagrams. This intergrated approach to soloing can be applied to any style of music. This method will enhance the understanding of other materials including solo transcriptions. Many of the examples are on the companion CD.

"Getting Into Guitar Styles" is the guitarists guide to playing different styles. Styles such as Blues, Rock, Country, R&B, Funk, Latin, Fingerstyle, and Classical as well as different styles of Jazz are looked at. The book not only looks at and demonstrates different musical styles, but in the process shows the practical approach to using scales and other musical elements. Has standard notation and tablature as well as fingerboard diagrams. The companion CD is included.

"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, and presents musical concepts that enhance and enrich one's knowledge and creativity. Visualization of shapes is enhanced through the use of extensive fingerboard diagrams and numerous musical examples are provided. For any guitarist interested in soloing expertise, the material here can be applied to any style of music.

The International Musician says; " One of Mel Bay Publications' bestsellers, 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 says; " 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."

Jazzreview.com says; "Getting Into Guitar Improvising is an invaluable reference....The beginning guitarist as well as the advanced guitarist will find this an educational learning experience. For the guitarist wanting to learn or further develop improvising skills, this is the one!"

Jazz Improv Magazine says; "Getting Into Guitar Improvising ...What's new is the intellegence and cogency of what's presented and how it's integrated through theory, ear training, and visualization...a veritable print and graphic cornucopia of examples and illustrations..."




- Scott Reed endorses Rauen Guitars Restoration and Custom Instruments -

- Scott Reed endorses Curt Mangan Fusion Matched Strings - from CurtMangan.com -

- Scott Reed endorses Paul Reed Smith Guitars and plays the 513 model -



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