2004 Reading Frenzy – Part II (Music)

Steve Vai Ibanez JEMSince receiving an Ibanez JEM, from my family for my birthday last June, I’ve been trying to learn a little bit more about the guitar (and music in general) and consequently I have picked up a few books related to this subject. The one I enjoyed reading most is the book listed below by David Mead. I’m going to pick up a few more of his books as time goes on.

This is an area that I really struggle with, as I am not that structured of a thinker and get bored (and discouraged on this subject) very easily. I am hoping that the more I read about the subject, the more will sink in to my thick skull at a subconscious level. I’ve also started taking lessons. Now all I have to do is find some regular time during the week to practice …

General Guitar

100 Guitar Tips You Should Have Been Told by David Mead
Practical Pentatonics (Guitar) by Askold Buk – Tiny book, but tons of really good information.

Music Theory

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Music Theory by Michael Miller (I’m only on Chapter 6 so far, but this is a very uncomfortable distance above my level)

The Guitar Book by Adam Kadmon
The Guitar Grimoire Scales & Modes by Adam Kadmon
The Guitar Grimoire Series – A Compendium of Guitar Chords and Voicings – by Adam Kadmon
The Exercise Book by Adam Kadmon

If anyone has any other reading recommendations on this subject, please feel free to shoot them over to me.