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The Thinking Musician's Guide to Incredible Guitar Soloing

By Kevin Dillard

The Thinking Musician's Guide to Incredible Guitar Soloing. Guitar Method or Supplement; Method/Instruction. National Guitar Workshop Book - Approved Curriculum. Instructional, Rock and Method. Instructional book and examples CD. With standard guitar notation, guitar tablature and instructional text. 96 pages. Alfred Music #00-28027. Published by Alfred Music (AP.28027).

Item Number: AP.28027

ISBN 0739047450. 9x12 inches. English.

Kevin Dillard introduces a book allowing experienced guitarists to take their playing to an entirely new level. Intelli-Shred offers an in-depth look into the mechanics and concepts behind those amazing guitar solos by legendary artists like Yngwie Malmsteen, Paul Gilbert, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Randy Rhoads, John Petrucci, and others. Guitarists learn the theory behind melodic modal shapes and arpeggios and various techniques for applying them in solo playing. The exercises and etudes serve to challenge and motivate while simultaneously building strength, speed, dexterity, and knowledge of the fretboard. The CD included demonstrates all the examples in the book.

  • About the Author 
  • Introduction 
  • Practice vs. Jamming 
  • Some Tips for Organizing Your Practice Time 
  • The Art of Practice 
  • Chromatic Chaos 
  • Outside Picking 
  • Inside Picking 
  • Finger Permutations 
  • Double Picking 
  • Psycho Triplet Exercises 
  • G Blues Lick 
  • More Psycho Triplets 
  • More Double Picking 
  • String Skipping Pedal Tones 
  • The Modal System 
  • Shape Shifting 
  • A Aeolian Mode 
  • B Locrian Mode 
  • C Ionian Mode 
  • D Dorian Mode 
  • E Phrygian Mode 
  • F Lydian Mode 
  • G Mixolydian Mode 
  • Harmonic Minor Scale 
  • Phrygian Altered Scale 
  • Blues Scale and Minor Pentatonic Extension 
  • Minor 7th Arpeggio Patterns 
  • Extended Arpeggios 
  • Diminished 7ths Arpeggios 
  • String Skipping Arpeggio Shapes 
  • Four- and Six-Note Patterns 
  • Major 7th Arpeggio 
  • Ascending Diminished 7th Arpeggios 
  • Looping with A Aeolian and B Locrian 
  • Symmetrical Shapes Applied 
  • More Licks 
  • Tapping 
  • Modal Arpeggios 
  • Dorian 
  • Mixolydian 
  • Lydian 
  • Sus2, Dom7, and Sus4 
  • Overlapping Minor and Major Shapes 
  • Overlapping Minor Shapes 
  • Overlapping Major Shapes 
  • Thinking Inside 
  • Multi-Finger Mayhem (Exploring Multi-Finger Tapping) 
  • Multi-Finger Madness 
  • E Major Etude 
  • C Sharp Minor Etude 
  • C Dorian Etude 
  • Appendix 
  • A Listening Exercise 
  • Choosing the Right Teacher for You 
  • Suggestions and Helpful Hints 
  • Recommended Reading for Further Study 
  • Notation Key 

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  • 5

    Tim Cooper
    Tulsa, OK
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  • December 29, 2007 And now for something different.

    I have books and books on instruction for guitar. This one has a style all it's own. Kevin Dillard approaches scales and modes in a creative and fresh perspective. He has a way of explaining why things work that seems to make sense even for a DORK like me...

    . The examples are fun to play, yet they require continued practice to master. This book has already improved my perspective on modes, theory and playing in the few days I have worked with this book. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to improve the transition from idea to melodic expression. Glad I bought it.

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