Book – Guitar Pentatonic Scales
Author – Dan Amerson
Guitar Pentatonic Scales is a free book I downloaded from the Amazon store. I wanted to check out the quality of some of the free books on Amazon and see if they are actually worth getting. Sounding like a pro in one hour is always a bold claim. Let`s see if the author is for real on this.
What I liked about the book?
For a free book, the author covers a lot of ground. He teaches you all about intervals, the CAGED system, playing scales vertically (up and down one string) and horizontally (across the strings in a box position).
There is a lot of information here to digest.
Is there an audio cd/download and is it any good?
No, which is a shame.
What I don`t like about the book?
First off, the author`s method of teaching is very confusing. I have played for a long time, know a lot about music theory, and have written a book on it, but his way of teaching the theory behind all this makes no sense to me. For a layman or a newbie, this is extremely off-putting.
The author also doesn`t teach you how to sound like a pro in one hour as the cover states. It will take you one hour just to decipher some of the things he`s talking about. There is no practical advice to actually make you sound like a pro. He just gives you the building blocks to be able to do so – albeit in a confusing way!
This book is a shame. It was written by an author who clearly knows his stuff but my guess is he is not that experienced at teaching this kind of thing or hasn`t developed a fun or practical method for teaching it.
It could have been a very cool book instead it is very poor in my opinion.