Advancing Guitarist

by Mick Goodrick

(1997) Hal Leonard #0881885894

Description This is a book about learning the guitar backwards and forwards.
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On 8/17/2003, Csaba Varszegi (1686) posted:
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This is the best book I ever had (and I have some books, without a teacher you need books!)!!! I bought it in a second hand book shop. I saw immediatly that it was not a usual guitar method book. Probably that's why I bought it!

A short description: this is the book you're looking for if you don't have a teacher, if you already can play the guitar and know a bit theory... This book will provide you the rest (but still you have to DO and LEARN the "rest'!). It makes you realise that guitar is not about playing stuff that other people wrote! It makes you want to create your own music and therefore it provides you the knowledge of the guitar!

It's an old book but it's still perfect and will be for a long time! It provides material for a whole lifetime or more!

Just go out and get it and enjoy!
Suitable for intermediate guitarists
On 8/30/2001, Stone Dragon (8501) posted:
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"It is probably, to date, the most valuable book I've bought on the subject."

"this is one of the best instructional books in the marketplace today."

"The first excercise alone.... is more actually useful than most other entire guitar books."

AMEN Brothers! What else is there to say?

Highly recommended.
Suitable for intermediate guitarists
On 3/23/2001, Doug McMullen (6014) posted:
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I agree with the other reviewers. This is a great book. But you should know, Goodrick's approach is "tough love" ... this book does not try to hold your hand, in fact it consciously avoids it. Goodrick makes it clear he thinks you'll learn and grow as a guitarist based on the thinking YOU do, not on the thinking he does for you. There is no tab in this book. It's all standard notation. Goodrick doesn't mention this fact at all, or give you any tips on reading... he just puts the notation there as if to say, "you're a musician of course you read standard notation"... that's the Goodrick style, you don't just read this book, you read between the lines. But... this is an excellent book. The first excercise alone is worth the price of admission, is more actually useful than most other entire guitar books.
Suitable for advanced guitarists
On 3/19/2001, Steve Waite posted:
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There are many books out there to learn from, but Goodrick's book is one of the best. Any serious guitar player that wants to master the instrument can't go wrong with buying this book and spending years learning everything it has to offer. Mick dedicated the book to his longtime friend and former bandmate Pat Metheny. I am sure Pat would agree that this is one of the best instructional books in the marketplace today.
Suitable for intermediate guitarists
On 12/18/2000, Tim Floto (6151) posted:
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The author empasizes that this is no a "Method" book. This is a book full of practical hints to help you learn the guitar, string by string, position by position, mode by mode. I picked up this book about a year and a half ago. The informal, conversational tone of the book is filled with ideas on how to approach learning your guitar, the fretboard, modes and positions. It is probably, to date, the most valuable book I've bought on the subject.
Suitable for intermediate guitarists