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Top 10 Guitar Books

#1 Post by The Prez » Thu Oct 13, 2005 5:03 am

What are the top 10? Ive been getting some latly, wanting to know which one in a good variety I should get.

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Re: Top 10 Guitar Books

#2 Post by leobad » Mon Dec 19, 2005 3:03 pm

The Prez wrote:What are the top 10? Ive been getting some latly, wanting to know which one in a good variety I should get.
I assume you're talking about instructional books.

I find these have been the most helpful for me:

-the three William Leavitt "Berklee method" books.
-the sax method by Jimmy Dorsey, which is really good for practicing non-guitaristic phrases.
-the Real Book.
-"Chitarra Rock" by Giacomo Castellano.
-"Super Chops" by Howard Roberts.
-"Melodic Rhythms for Guitar" by William Leavitt

Some other books of interest for me have been "The Principles of Orchestration" by Rimsky Korsakov, "The Study of Orchestration" by William Adler, "Modern Jazz Voicings" by Ted Pease and Ken Pullig, "Arranging for Large Jazz Ensemble" by Dick Lowell and Ken Pullig, "Modal Harmony" by Robert Bockholt Jr, "Composing Music" by William Russo, the Berklee Harmony text and it's workbooks (the one used for the classes) and "The Harmonic Experience" by W.A. Mathieu.

-Leo.

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#3 Post by LongBow » Tue Jan 17, 2006 2:07 am

Try Arlen Roth or Robben Ford

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#4 Post by shyboy12 » Tue Jan 17, 2006 3:59 am

How about some of the Troy Stetina books? I ordered a few of them recently, should be arriving soon... Metal Rhythm Guitar Vol. 1 and 2, Metal Lead Guitar Primer, Vol. 1 and 2 and Speed Mechanics For Lead Guitar.

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#5 Post by salamancafiesta » Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:59 am

I bought the SHRED GUITAR method by paul hansonlike 5 years ago and Istill jam to the backing tracks.

really good book ;-)

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#6 Post by hewhoshreds » Wed Jan 18, 2006 1:45 am

Joe Satriani - Guitar Secrets

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Decilibra con "stupendous" methodi!

#7 Post by spanishphrygian » Wed Jan 18, 2006 7:59 pm

01)Mel Bay's Complete Jazz Guitar method by Mike Christiansen.
02)Flamenco Toque by Paco Pena
03)The Guitar Grimoire series w/ DVD's
04)A modern method for guitar Berklee Press
05)Jazz guitar: Creative comping, soloing, and improv. Lary Coryell
06)Joe Satriani's guitar secrets.
07)The complete Carcassi method. David Grimes.
08)The complete Guiliani studies by David Grimes.
09)Metal Method.
10)Hal leonard play alongs (1-16)

Well, these are the ones that I liked over the years. Let me know if anything is better please! :wink:

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#8 Post by spanishphrygian » Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:09 pm

oh yeah, others that are not "Guitar Methods" would be...

A treatise on the fundamental principals of violin playing by L. Mozart.

Essay on the strict art of keyboard intruments by C.P.E Bach.

On playing the Flute by Quants.

These are good "Classical Performance" books.

I think that the Klose method for Clarinet is a great study as well for those "non guitar idiomatic chops."

Really the bottom line here is: study and read everything you can for a a priori approach. If you really want to carry on the tradition of music you may need to learn from a teacher though that has real world experience in applying the many of concepts.

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#9 Post by cioran » Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:18 am

Arnold Shoenberg's "Preliminary Exercises in Counterpoint" should serve you well. It's a must-have if you're serious about composition. Good luck!

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#10 Post by Stranger » Tue Jan 24, 2006 12:09 am

Robert Johnson - King Of The Delta Blues - Songbook :)

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#11 Post by Pyrostasis » Tue Jan 24, 2006 12:33 am

wild stringdom and rock discipline by John Petrucci.

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