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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
All 5-, 6-, 7-, and 8-tone scales and modes

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

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Carl FischerGuitar Grimoire Book
 
4.5

(based on 21 reviews)

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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

Review

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

guitar magic

By jukebox jackson

from columbia,sc

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Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • total guitar neck domination

      Comments about Carl Fischer Guitar Grimoire Book:

      Not for the weak at heart, It is all here. Beginners will probably be baffled but even for experienced players this book lays out all you need to know for traversing the neck with every possible scale, mode, or alternate fingerings. In tablature form you can understand all the scale patterns easily without prior musical theory training. If you can handle the deep end, jump.

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      5.0

      must buy

      By fisherwd

      from Norman Indiana

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      Pros

      • Challenging
      • Easy To Follow
      • Improves Musicianship
      • Improves Technique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • 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.

         
        5.0

        Awsome

        By Robert M

        from Falkville Alabama

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Challenging
        • Easy To Follow
        • Improves Musicianship
        • Improves Technique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Improving Skills
          • Learning To Play

          Comments about Carl Fischer Guitar Grimoire Book:

          Everything I was hoping for and more.

           
          5.0

          Christmas present for the bf

          By ginadee

          from Woodridge, IL

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Carl Fischer Guitar Grimoire Book:

          My boyfriend asked for this for Christmas to go with the other Guitar Grimoire books he has (they tell you to refer to this one), he loves it.

           
          5.0

          great reference book

          By Generator

          from New York, NY

          Comments about Carl Fischer Guitar Grimoire Book:

          Lets face it: There are so many scale books out there all competeing for your attention and your much valued cash. This book, for my money, presents the best variety of scales and fingerings and actually gives you a whole heck of a lot of theory too. I gave it a perfect score on value because for this price, you're not going to find a book that's giving you 5, 6, 7 & 8 note scales, their fingerings all over the fretboard and theory on chord & arpeggio construction. Even if you've never played a scale before, this book will have you running scales in no time. The layout is a bit scary at first, but if you take the time to go through the writer's guidelines in the beginning, it shouldn't be too scary.

           
          5.0

          The Scale Bible

          By VMattyV

          from NY

          Comments about Carl Fischer Guitar Grimoire Book:

          This book is amazing. This is great for beginners and experts alike. The book has tons of scales and every variation of them. This book has also made me understand tons of theory. Buy it now!

           
          5.0

          Need a Scale?

          By Nicky

          from Cranbury, NJ

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          Comments about Carl Fischer Guitar Grimoire Book:

          This book is one of the best reference books I have ever bought. If you need a scale or mode or just want to browse the vast selection, this is your book!

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Lots of material, not much help for writing music

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Carl Fischer Guitar Grimoire Book:

          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.

           
          5.0

          Great...that's all there is to it.

          By AThomasS

          from Ortonville, MI

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          Comments about Carl Fischer Guitar Grimoire Book:

          At Guitar Center today I picked up this book and saw every scale imaginable, many of which I had spent literally hours writing out myself. I bought it, and when I got home my ideas for being bizaar and orginal were leaking out of my ears. If you want to learn about music theory, and like myself find the minor pentatonic scale boring, this is the book for you.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Guitar Grimoire - just another book

          By The Realist-LW5A6

          from UK

          Comments about Carl Fischer Guitar Grimoire Book:

          Don't be fooled by previous reviews. Yes the book is good, but so are many others - this is just another in a long line of text books that claim to do what others do not. You still have to sit and assimilate detail and lots of it, there is no easy option to learning what you need to learn. There is nothing in here that makes it easier, it is not written in a magically different or enlightening manner, I was most disappointed after the build-up.

           
          5.0

          Review

          By pagefan22

          from Houston, TX

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          Comments about Carl Fischer Guitar Grimoire Book:

          VERY hard unless you are very good at reading music. otherwise the best book out there.

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