book should I start with?
is the best book to start with because it introduces you to the
shifts, position playing and fingering used in the Guitar Master
I know how to read music?
If you don't read music
well, you can follow the fingering contained in all the Guitar Master
books to help you out. If you don't read music at all, "Hanon
book 1" and "Not for Beginners" both come in Tablature
Editions. The "Ultimate Guide to Scales and Arpeggios"
includes tablature for the major and minor scales and arpeggios
to help you learn the scale form presented throughout the book.
can play 3 octaves on a guitar?
Although most guitarists
know there are 3 octaves on a guitar, few know how to play on a
3 octave scale because they lack a systematic approach to moving
continuously down the neck of the guitar. Fingering a three octave
scale is a very advanced level of play. Guitar Master's 3-octave
method teaches the guitarist multiple scale forms that connect to
form a fluid 3-octave scale.
How many scale forms are there?
There are five major scale
forms that are essential to know in order to cover the entire neck
of the guitar.
Can I study several forms
at a time?
It is essential that you
learn each form thoroughly before moving on to the next. Study one
form at a time. Mastery of each form independently is critical to
mastery of the entire guitar.
Should I use a metronome?
Absolutely! A metronome.will
help you to accurately monitor your progress. If you gradually increase
the tempo as your skills develop,. you'll push yourself to higher
levels of performance.
How soon will I master the
That depends on you, and
a guitarist never stops developing his or her skills as a musician.
Guitar Master books grow with you as you develop because you are
able to find and take on new challenges in the material with every
level of advancement.