Scales Over Chords

by Wilbur Savidge

(1994) Praxis #1-884848-05-2

Description Claims to be about "How to Improvise...and never play bad notes" ... This book is a disaster. It is just awful. Avoid it.
Posted By Doug McMullen (6014)
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On 11/18/2001, Stephen Lindsay (442) posted:
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This book covers standard knowledge such as the CAGED system, modes of the major scale and pentatonic scales. I have rarely seen such material presented in as inaccessible a way as this. It over-complicates fairly straightforward knowledge and whilst the bacing tracks cover a range of musical style they are amongst the most dull and boring that I've heard. This book is so out of date it looks like it was written in 1954, not 1994.
Suitable for intermediate guitarists
On 4/12/2001, Robert Silvia (1575) posted:
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I agree with Wilbur. This was one of the first books I picked up; I found it to be to confusing to be useful. I revisited it going through all my music books one day, there is some useful information in there but it is explained in the most complex way one could think of explaining the subject. Save your money and buy a nice beginner music theory book.
On 3/23/2001, Doug McMullen (6014) posted:
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I'm putting this review up because I noticed this book was highly-rated by users at amazon. I think people reviewed what they thought they were buying not the book itself. The book is a disgrace. Presents information in a confused mash that explains nothing and contains many many many outright errors. The authors claim to have taught thousands of guitarists... thousands? Now there's a ghastly thought. I find it hard to believe these guys know how to play at all.
Suitable for all skill levels of guitarists