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Mel Bay Complete Book of Guitar Chords, Scales and Arpeggios  

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A book every guitarist should have.

Even the most accomplished guitarist will find some new ideas in the extensive, 3-part collection provided in the Complete Book of Guitar Chords, Scales and Arpeggios. The reference book gives you 2- and 3-octave fingerings for hundreds of guitar chords. 294 pages.


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Beginners beware.

By Whiskey Jack

from New York

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  • Easy To Follow
  • Improves Musicianship
  • Improves Technique
  • Very Thorough


  • Mislabeled Minor Scales

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    Comments about Mel Bay Complete Book of Guitar Chords, Scales and Arpeggios:

    So, all in all, I still like this book, but I do have one serious issue with it. I bought it purely as a reference tool, and after playing through each variation of the major scales, I was pretty pleased with them. However, when I reached the "minor" scales, I noticed something. While they are not listed as harmonic minor scales, they ALL are. This causes no problems with me using the book, as I know the difference. But say a beginner picks up the book and begins memorizing all these scales as the natural minor scales. How is a beginner supposed to know? This book could use some more concise labelling and I believe this could possibly be an error. After all, why would they not show the natural minor at all, but instead list all the harmonic minors? It makes no sense. Beginners beware, start with something else.

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    Great book

    By David Arnison

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    Comments about Mel Bay Complete Book of Guitar Chords, Scales and Arpeggios:

    Fast shipping. Easy to read. There are a few things you may need to ask someone who really knows their music, but overall it's an awesome book for begginers & pros alike.
    Has more guitar chords and ways to play them than i ever imagined existed.
    Also very clearly shows finger placement.
    It's a paperback like most music books, it bends & creases easily.
    Definately best value for this kind of book

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


    Great for all levels

    Comments about Mel Bay Complete Book of Guitar Chords, Scales and Arpeggios:

    I have had this book for 10 years. It's an amazing refrence tool. The scale section shows fingerings for the 12 major keys and their modes. Thy're shown in tab, notaion, and grids. The chord section is the best chord book I have seen. It gives you the chord type, the fingering, the formula, the note names and shows the chord in notation. Chords are shown in several psitions.

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