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The Diminished Scale for Guitar

By Jean Marc Belkadi

Composed by Jean Marc Belkadi. Musicians Institute Press. Play Along. Softcover with CD. With guitar tablature. 24 pages. Published by Musicians Institute Press (HL.695227).

Item Number: HL.695227

ISBN 0793585015. With guitar tablature. Play Along. 9x12 inches.

Jean Marc Belkadi reveals the secrets of using the diminished scale in over 30 lessons and sample phrases. The CD includes over 30 tracks for demonstration and play-along, and the topics covered include: tonal and modal usage; diminished triads, chromaticism, arpeggios, polytonalities, common licks and patterns for jazz, rock, and fusion guitar; and more!

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  • September 03, 2009 Wasted money

    I have the book in DUTCH and the title is in exact translation: The Octotonic Scale For Guitar.(ISBN 90-431-0713-1) It makes me sad. Yah, the boy can play, BUT he EXPLAINS nothing. I mean NOTHING. He only gives ONE example of how HE plays the sacale...

    in a standard situation. So: if you want one fast played example of the octotonic scale over several chordtypes, than this book is okay for you. But if you're looking for a clear explanation of the possibilities of the octotonic scale: forget it immediately. P.S. (off the review) This is no teaching tool. I am a professional teacher since 1982 for classical guitar and interested in Jazz and Brazilian music since I was 15 years old. So to be honest with you: I would shoot the book and the CD on the spot.

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