Guitar Reviews by Jason Vickers

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  1. Alhambra 3C ·
    Cordoba, Ibenez, Yamaha. I liked this for the sound and rosette inlay. A nice price with the package Music123.Com offered. If it were lost or stolen, I would go with a music better level such as a 5P or 6P. It's a beautiful guitar.
    Equipment: Guitars · Posted: 7/29/2002 by Jason Vickers (1415)
  2. Classical Guitar Pedagogy by Anthony Glise ·
    This book covers everything a teacher is likely to tell you. It is not a book of notes, but a book of theory. Glise includes a <bold>limited</bold> selection of practicing exercises to explain the principles. Rather, he redirects you to pieces...(more)
    Books/Tab: Classical · Posted: 7/30/2002 by Jason Vickers (1415)
  3. Incredible Chord Finder ·
    This 6"x9", 103 page book contains over 1100 chords on graphic fretboard. This is a great book for everyone. It is small so can be taken places easily. The nice thing is that the note construction is listed for each string. There is no CD or...(more)
    Books/Tab: Reference · Posted: 7/30/2002 by Jason Vickers (1415)
  4. Incredible Scale Finder ·
    This 103 page, 6"x9" book lists 17 scales and modes. Each scale has about 16 modes: Major (Ionian), Major Pentatonic, Natural Minor (Aeolian), Minor Pentatonic, Blues, Mixo-Blues, Mixolydian, Dorian, Melodic minor, Harmonic Minor, Phrygian, Loc...(more)
    Books/Tab: Reference · Posted: 7/30/2002 by Jason Vickers (1415)
  5. Chord Dictionary For Guitar by Ronny Lee ·
    This chord reference book the usual chords. But th title is a little misleading. Don't expect to see all these pictures and explanations of chords. This is the cool part: It contains, for each chord, the chord name, a graphic fingering, an a...(more)
    Books/Tab: Reference · Posted: 7/30/2002 by Jason Vickers (1415)
  6. Fretboard Logic SE (special Edition 1&2 Combined) by Bill Edwards ·
    What a great book. The illustrations are very good. It gives good, sound theory on the basic chord forms and ties the caged sequence together well. It has allowed me to be a much better player at improvising. as with all music books, I think...(more)
    Books/Tab: Theory/Fundamentals · Posted: 7/30/2002 by Jason Vickers (1415)
  7. Chord Finder Ver. 1.0 ·
    This site rocks. You want a chord configuration? Type in either the chord or part of the chord and hit "GO". This site has real nice navigation. You can even change the fretboard from a strat to a classical to a rock board. Select your chor...(more)
    Instruction: On-Line · Posted: 7/30/2002 by Jason Vickers (1415)
  8. World Music Supply ·
    Pretty nice site. Nice navigation. Not as much instrument variety as I would like, though.
    Marketplace: On-Line Stores/Catalogs · Posted: 8/3/2002 by Jason Vickers (1415)
  9. Acoustic Guitar Instrument Care & Repair ·
    Frets.com is a pretty comprehensive informational site on guitar care. There are some nice photos illustrating virtually everything the author talks about. The "owners manual" covers virtually everything you need to know...
    Hands-On: Repair Tips · Posted: 8/12/2002 by Jason Vickers (1415)
  10. Warmoth ·
    This site has so many parts. I was disappointed, though, to see that nothing really applied to the Classical guitars. This is mostly for steel-stringed and electrics...
    Hands-On: DIY Parts/Supplies · Posted: 8/12/2002 by Jason Vickers (1415)
  11. Stewart-MacDonald's Guitar Shop Supply ·
    This site has <b>everything</b>! I am impressed. If you want a supply of parts, this is the site for you.
    Hands-On: DIY Parts/Supplies · Posted: 8/12/2002 by Jason Vickers (1415)
  12. WD Music Products ·
    I didn't really care for the site navigation. The prices looked good. I didn't see anything for the classical guitar, though. Tuners, etc...
    Hands-On: DIY Parts/Supplies · Posted: 8/12/2002 by Jason Vickers (1415)
  13. Yamaha CG171SF ·
    This guitar rocks. I do not regret purchasing it. It sounds beautiful and looks so sharp. If you are looking at a less expensive model guitar and plan to stick with playing, invest the extra money. This thing is worth it and you won't have to...(more)
    Equipment: Guitars · Posted: 12/21/2002 by Jason Vickers (1415)
  14. Pumping Nylon by Scott Tennant ·
    I don't have the book with tab, just the regular notation book. It's a wonderful exercise book for most everyone. I go through selected exercises daily for about 20 minutes to warm up. He even includes tiny copies of Giuliani's 120 Right-Hand ...(more)
    Books/Tab: Classical · Posted: 2/16/2003 by Jason Vickers (1415)
  15. Classic Guitar Collection, Vol. 1 by Harvey Vinson ·
    I like this book because it offers a nice foundation for playing. It gives you a chance to become more comfortable with reading music. Where as you won't go into a concert with it, as mentioned, it provides plenty of good practice.
    Books/Tab: Classical · Posted: 2/16/2003 by Jason Vickers (1415)
  16. Classic Guitar Collection, Vol. 2 by Harvey Vinson ·
    This book goes into pieces with more key variations than the first book. By that alone, it offers a challenge when compared to volume 1. Not being an advanced, this book offers enough challenge to purchace. It's a good book to practice sight-...(more)
    Books/Tab: Classical · Posted: 2/16/2003 by Jason Vickers (1415)
  17. Classic Guitar Collection, Vol. 3 by Leonid Bolotine ·
    I don't play this one as much as I am still working through volumes 1 and 2. As with the other 2 volumes, there are some nice pieces for good, solid practice in both technique, speed and sight reading. Don't let the fact that one of the only r...(more)
    Books/Tab: Classical · Posted: 2/16/2003 by Jason Vickers (1415)
  18. D'Addario D'Addario EXP Coated Classical Guitar Composite/Clear Normal ·
    I've used D'Addario EJ45, Earnie Ball 2406 and Fender Nylon Classical strings. I like the D'Addario EXP45C strings the most.<br/><br/>These things stay in tune and last much longer than the other strings.<br/><br/>Definitely worth the extra cas...(more)
    Equipment: Strings · Posted: 2/18/2003 by Jason Vickers (1415)
  19. Practice Spot ·
    This site contains some nice information for both students and teachers of music. It has advice on practicing as well as other useful information.<br/><br/>It's acutually a piano related site, but it has helpful advice to the beginning player. ...(more)
    Instruction: On-Line · Posted: 2/16/2003 by Jason Vickers (1415)
  20. Ricci Adams' Music Theory ·
    It's really a site for beginner to intermediate people. There are lessons for scales, chords and musical notation; scale, interval, note and ear trainers as well as a chord calcultor.<br/><br/> The coolest thing about this site is that in the ...(more)
    Instruction: On-Line · Posted: 2/16/2003 by Jason Vickers (1415)