is it redundant to have a blog post about your blog thread?
by, 02-19-2010 at 05:03 AM (619 Views)
well, we're gonna do it anyway. if only as a test.
i've been spending a lot of time that i should be practicing looking at books on Amazon and Google Books. of course, these books are about the guitar and practicing it in various styles. and i've come to a lot of conclusions.
1. i should stick with what i have.
- The Guitar Fretboard Workbook really lays things out well and is a good book to study with for all those times when you aren't playing the guitar.
- the Berklee Method should be renamed "the Guitar Bible". because it's going to teach you how to play just about anything you want to know. and you're going to learn theory. what you want to know may not happen until Book 3. but as they say in those old Ragu commercials, "it's in there."
2. these two books have made other books i own unnecessary. like "Fretboard Logic". now that's not to say that FL isn't a good book. it is. but it reads like a stoned rant and can be difficult to follow. also unnecessary is the Hal Leonard guitar method. in fact, this method is pretty bad. don't buy them. they make other good books, but not the guitar method.
3. at some point, i do want to learn how to play classical guitar. but i think i'll be going to a teacher for that. maybe after i finish Book 1, i'll take a break and do that. because all the methods i see start out too basic for where i think i'll be. i'll also be at that very crucial point where i can likely play what's on the page, but everything else is out of whack. from the way i sit, to my touch, to emphasizing the proper notes. so if i have the money, it can't hurt.
but as it stands right now, i'm on page 25, and i've got a long way to go.
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