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Carl Fischer Guitar Grimoire Book 

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Guitar Grimoire gives you complete explanations with full fretboard patterns of all 5-, 6-, 7-, and 8-tone scales and modes. 211 pages....Click To Read More About This Product

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The most complete book on scales and modes ever written.

Guitar Grimoire gives you complete explanations with full fretboard patterns of all 5-, 6-, 7-, and 8-tone scales and modes. 211 pages.

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  • Complete fretboard patterns
  • Keyboard patterns

If you thought you knew it all, prepare to be humiliated. Buy it now.

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4.5

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Buy this book!

This has practically every scale you'd ever want to play, unless you can think up some of your own! A concise yet complicated explanation of music. I've seen modal theory explained a bit...Read complete review

This has practically every scale you'd ever want to play, unless you can think up some of your own! A concise yet complicated explanation of music. I've seen modal theory explained a bit easier but, afterall, theory can be difficult to understand at first. I'm definitely still learning. This is a great book! Includes keyboard patterns, sweeping patterns and complete fretboard patterns, together with a mode finder and other useful information. I would recommend this for any level of guitarist; however, for a beginner, just skip over the first parts about the theory for a while and start playing the patterns. No, this book won't teach you "technique", except that by applying the theory and playing the scales, the fretboard opens up and you build finger strength, speed and dexterity. This is the most complete scale book I've found and it helps me to understand each scale, the modes and when to play them in a chord progression. Excellent, excellent book!

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Lots of material, not much help for writing music

This book has exactly what I hate most in other books, only it has more of them: scales! Plain old scale patterns that you can practice up and down to learn the fretboard,...Read complete review

This book has exactly what I hate most in other books, only it has more of them: scales! Plain old scale patterns that you can practice up and down to learn the fretboard, but no exercises illustrating how you might apply them to create interesting music. No licks that you can get ideas from, no useful discussion of how to use the various scales. How does this help you write actual music? I've learned every damn scale and mode out there, from blues to Hungarian, but one thing remains certain: scales are not real music! If you're a serious musician, then this is several hundred pages of precisely what you don't need. I suppose if you're a pro or semi-pro who just wants to brush up on his pattern knowledge so he can speed up or expand his library of licks, then this might be a worthwhile buy. But otherwise, forget it.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome in every way!

By GuitarCrazed333

from West Monroe, LA

Comments about Carl Fischer Guitar Grimoire Book:

Wow! This was the most complete guitar book I have ever read or even heard about. It's full of scales and modes that will blow your mind. The theory in this book made me such a better guitarist. I will definitely be buying the rest of the guitar grimoire books.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best book I have ever bought for playing.

By RichMan

from Mtn. View, CA

Comments about Carl Fischer Guitar Grimoire Book:

In 20 years of playing; this is the most concise, to the point outlay of the guitar, theory, intervals, and scales to be found. I have been looking for this book for sooooo long. I am going to own the rest of the series now.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Everything you need to play

By MetalHead-otzt-

from Washington, DC

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Comments about Carl Fischer Guitar Grimoire Book:

This book probably has more scales than Andres Segovia (excuse my poor spelling, if it applies) himself knows. Majors... Minors... Hungarian, Egyptian... Enigmatic... probably Canadian (lol) anyway, this book is a great resource and learning aid. Dont expect it to teach you how to use them. You should be able to do that if you have some feel for the instrument. Still, this is one of the top things on my xmas wishlist. FYI the roots are listed on the pages, in the diagrams, they are the circles numbered "1." Great Buy.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This Book is a Godsend /m/

By Stubbszilla

from Philly PA

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Comments about Carl Fischer Guitar Grimoire Book:

This book has taught me so much since I got got it this past christmas. I already had full knowledge of the 7 normal modes on guitar but this opened my mind to all sorts of great scales to use for soloing and songwriting. So far my fave is Phyrgian Major, METAL, anyway get this book if you play guitar its as essential as owning a strap.

(1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

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By Zac-H_x_H

from North Carolina

Comments about Carl Fischer Guitar Grimoire Book:

My younger brother has a bunch of these so I decided to look them over today. This one in particular is a complete waste of paper. You could literally fit all the information contained inside in a few pages. There is no helpful text on real world application. In my humble opinion fretboard diagrams are a terrible tool for learning scales. Knowing positions is nice but without any theory on application it's meaningless.Especially for the beginner guitarist who tend to purchase these things.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Too much paper

By Dylan McKay

from GA

Comments about Carl Fischer Guitar Grimoire Book:

This book is absolutely great. It starts with a nice little theory lesson that helps guitarists better communicate in terms of general music theory. More importantly, it is a great reference tool for scales and modes. I bought this book, because I thought I was getting 200+ pages of scales and modes with something different on each page. However, it is incredibly redundant as it shows the fretboard positions for every single key for that scale. It's a waste of paper, as the idea of knowing scales on a guitar is to know the pattern, roots, and then you can figure out where to go on the neck. I'm pretty sure the book preaches this point, too, and it only printed the redundancies for the beginners, but it is a waste of paper.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Buy this book!

By Wicked LiIcks

from Corning, CA

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Comments about Carl Fischer Guitar Grimoire Book:

This has practically every scale you'd ever want to play, unless you can think up some of your own! A concise yet complicated explanation of music. I've seen modal theory explained a bit easier but, afterall, theory can be difficult to understand at first. I'm definitely still learning. This is a great book! Includes keyboard patterns, sweeping patterns and complete fretboard patterns, together with a mode finder and other useful information. I would recommend this for any level of guitarist; however, for a beginner, just skip over the first parts about the theory for a while and start playing the patterns. No, this book won't teach you "technique", except that by applying the theory and playing the scales, the fretboard opens up and you build finger strength, speed and dexterity. This is the most complete scale book I've found and it helps me to understand each scale, the modes and when to play them in a chord progression. Excellent, excellent book!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST BOOK FOR SCALES AND MODES I'VE EVER BOUGHT

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Carl Fischer Guitar Grimoire Book:

Believe me, this is book is very worth buying, unless you're an inexperienced beginner. I even recommend experts to get this book as a good review. This book has helped me a lot. It doesn't matter what you play, this book is for you.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Book!!

By Hardrock

from Hawley, PA

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Comments about Carl Fischer Guitar Grimoire Book:

This book is great. It is like a scale encyclopidia. It will teach you how to make the scales with formulas, so there really isn't that much to memorize. It can be a little confusing at first, but if you read over it slowly, it will make sense. Great buy!!

 
5.0

must buy

By fisherwd

from Norman Indiana

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  • Challenging
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  • Improves Musicianship
  • Improves Technique

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    • Improving Skills
    • Learning To Play
    • Music Lessons
    • Specific Techniques

    Comments about Carl Fischer Guitar Grimoire Book:

    I use this book to write music and improvise solos. The is the best book you could ever buy, except for other Guitar Grimoire books.

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