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Instructional books/dvds [Aug. 3rd, 2006|11:15 pm]
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[musicman1804]
I was wondering if anyone here has checked out the Guitar Grimoir series and could give me an opinion of them. Thanks
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[User Picture]From: tagyourit
2006-08-04 02:27 pm (UTC)
I have the bass grimoir.. IMHO it's only useful if you have an understanding of music theory.. otherwise it's just a buttload of useless scales.
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[User Picture]From: ruditherudeboy
2006-08-04 04:43 pm (UTC)
I have the bass grimoire also... it lays out an almost superfluous amount of scales and the modes to it, along with the chords applicable. If you've a basic understanding of Diatonic Theory, than it's a pretty decent book to expand your playing. Otherwise, it really is just a buttload of useless scales.
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[User Picture]From: musicman1804
2006-08-04 10:04 pm (UTC)
Define basic understanding of Diatonic Theory... i understand some theory and have an ok concept of some of it but im not sure what you mean.
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[User Picture]From: ruditherudeboy
2006-08-04 11:21 pm (UTC)
If you know how to construct chords (If you understand: E-, Gmaj7, Cº) , understand scale degrees (The difference between a minor 2nd and a major second.), basic things like that.
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[User Picture]From: musicman1804
2006-08-05 12:09 am (UTC)
I understand basic chord construction, i have all the formulas for maj,min,7th half, and diminished chords, and i have all the stuff on intervals, i know some intervals, but not all, but i have all the info on it and im constantly reviewing it trying to understand it better. Do you think this series would be ok for me?
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[User Picture]From: lsur
2006-08-05 01:47 pm (UTC)
I have seen these books but didn't get them because they seemed to just list fingerings for a million scales. I don't think that's helpful - it's too much for beginners (who need maybe 2 or 3 patterns at the most) and not useful for advanced players who can figure out what they are playing for themselves. It could conceivably give ideas for more exotic scales but you don't need them written out note for note in every key. From what I have seen, there have to be more useful books, both for tuition and reference.
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