Improvising With Knowledge
Finally, an answer to each and every guitarist who has had that moment of simultaneous bliss and confusion when listening to one of their idol players and thinking, "How did they come up with that solo? Will I ever be able to play like that?" A Guitarist's Guide to Improvising With Knowledge contains scales, arpeggios, rhythms and embedded improvisational theory that will guide you down a logical path from basic scale exercises to complex, high quality solos, allowing you to develop your own unique style. The book is authored by Greg Studley, who has over 15 years of teaching experience, is a Musical Content Developer for Rocksmith, and is a prominent performing musician and music producer in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Part 1 focuses on systematically teaching the two most essential major and minor pentatonic scale shapes, how to move these scales to fit any major/minor chord, how to improvise by following the chord progression, creating rhythmic and melodic patterns in your solos, incorporating arpeggios that fit the chords, proper picking for eighth notes, and much more! If you feel like you already have the basics in place, you may be ready for A Guitarist's Guide to Improvising with Knowledge Part 2.
Part 2 picks up where Part 1 left off, systematically teaching the remaining 3 major and minor pentatonic scale and arpeggio shapes, how to move these scales and arpeggios to fit any major/minor chord, how to properly use polyphony, slides bends, hammer-ons and pull-offs, how to improvise by following the chord progression, creating interesting syncopated rhythmic patters in your solos, incorporating arpeggios that fit the chords, proper picking for triplets, and much more!