Practical Tools for Everyday Playing
This clear, informative and user-friendly book has been expanded from Happy's top-selling DVDs of the same name, it's packed with information, musical examples, informative text and graphic charts. Happy personally guides you through the book and the accompanying instructional CD to help you better understand your instrument and the music you play on it.
This 64-page book can be used as a companion to the DVDs or as a stand-alone resource. Either way, it will provide hours of invaluable instruction.
"Whatever style of guitar playing you're into, it's important to have at least a basic understanding of how the frets, notes, chords, and scales all fit together to make music. In other words, you should know a little about music theory."-- From the introduction to Basic Theory That Every Guitarist Should Know.
"I really like the material on "Basic Theory That Every Guitarist Should Know" - CD and book. Recommend it to all players irrespective of the level of proficiency as it is practical and gets you thinking in new ways that enhance your playing. As to the last very cool piece in the book, "Buddy Bolden's Blues", it sounds a lot like Blind Blakes's "You Gonna Quit Me Blues" from Yazoo's "The Best There Ever Was" without the intro. Cool, especially if you move the chords up the neck to mirror the melody of the song!!!" - Brian