"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
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!"
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
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..."
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."