Special Holiday Price For Complete Set Of Guitar Books Written By Staff Writer Scott Collins

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New Guitar Books By Scott Collins

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When he isn’t interviewing players or manufacturers (or writing about other people’s books), Guitar-Muse staff writer Scott Collins has been generating a series of books based on his unique fretboard visualization technique. In preparation for an official release date in January of the printed editions, Scott is selling a bundle of 3 books through his website for a limited time at the reduced rate of $30.

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  • The GuitArchitect’s Guide to Modes: Melodic Patterns
  • The GuitArchitect’s Positional Exploration and
  • The GuitArchitect’s Guide to Modes: Harmonic Combinatorics

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“As a life-long student of guitar, I kept running into books that showed a series of licks but didn’t explain where the ideas came from or how to adapt them to the reader’s style of playing. I decided to go in a different direction and create something that would combine a reference text with instructional material to create a book that you could instantly get ideas from to make music and at the same time would have enough depth to be something that readers could go back to over and over again. It’s a modular text that can be read in either a linear or non-linear way.”

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The GuitArchitect’s Guide to Modes: Melodic Patterns

In addition to being an encyclopedia of melodic permutations, Melodic Patterns also shows the reader how to combine these melodic cells into larger melodic phrases. This 330 page book details thousands of melodic cells in standard notation and tab and is a deep well of compositional and/or improvisational ideas.

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The GuitArchitect’s Positional Exploration Guide

This book takes the initial 1-2-3-4 chromatic exercise that every guitar student seems to learn at their first or second guitar lesson and then turns it on it’s head by using it as a vehicle for fully exploring and understanding the fingerboard in position. In addition to documenting each example, Positional Exploration also provides chordal analysis and a detailed series of charts for determining multiple harmonic interpretations of the notes involved.

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As a technical resource, the book explores every possible variation of note attack for a 4-note phrase, which could lead to entirely new technical approaches for the reader. From a compositional/improvisational standpoint, the book covers a number of ways to manipulate the patterns rhythmically and melodically in a systematic way to develop ideas fully.

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The GuitArchitect’s Guide to Modes: Harmonic Combinatorics

At 410 pages of instruction and reference (that’s almost a ream of paper if you need a visual), Harmonic Combinatorics is a deep resource with numerous harmonic and melodic approaches that can be used to break through theoretical, technical or other musical limits you currently have. This book centers on a series of methodologies for developing unique voicings for compositional or improvisational use that can be adapted to any tonal system. It covers a lot of theory – but makes it accessible even to the novice and shows how to apply it.

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Special Offer for Guitar-Muse Readers

As a special bonus to Guitar-Muse readers – if you type “Guitar-Muse extra” into the ordering information form, you’ll get an additional 30 page pdf lesson on how to create your own scales!

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“Buying the PDFs individually will cost about $60 when it’s officially released in January and the printed versions will run around $115 (1,100 printed pages aren’t cheap to produce!), so this is an opportunity for Guitar-Muse readers to get a library of guitar information at a bargain price.”

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For full book details and ordering information check out this link to guitarchitecture.org.

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