Fretboard Fluency: The Creative Guide to Mastering the Guitar
  • Master the Guitar Neck so your solos are top-notch
  • Develop Creativity in your composing and improvising to create your own unique sound
  • Build Speed and Fluency for playing any song on the guitar in any key

Fretboard Fluency: The Creative Guide to Mastering the Guitar

You know those guitarists who seem to just walk on stage, pick up a guitar and start absolutely shredding on it?

How do they know what to play? And how does it sound so good?

Their secret… is that they know their way around the guitar.

This may sound daunting, but a guitarist who knows the sequential patterns, interval skips, triads and arpeggios that sound good in any given key… that is the musician you want to be.

Fretboard Fluency not only teaches how to turn these practiced skills into usable melodic tools for soloing, but it also helps you develop your musical ears while building excellent technique and creative solos.

Here’s What You Get…

Build Technique and Master Every Scale in Every Key in Every Position

Fretboard Fluency gets you intimately acquainted with the guitar neck by teaching you how to play every important scale, in every key in every position on the fretboard. By using just five scale shapes you will open up the fretboard and access every scale or mode anywhere on the guitar so you can play whatever song you fancy.

Break out of Scale ‘Traps’ and Creative Ruts while also building Guitar Technique

As musicians, one of the biggest challenges we face is that our fingers are often in charge of our brain. Patterns or licks that we have memorised have a habit of coming out without us actually consciously meaning to play them. How many times have you thought, ‘Damn! I just played that same lick again!’?

Fretboard fluency trains your ears and brain to be in charge of your fingers while also developing your internal ‘dictionary’ of creative, melodic approaches. The patterns, structures and approaches you will learn help you find new and creative ways to express yourself in guitar soloing. No more boring solos for you!

Get Creative while Mastering Sequences, Interval Skips, Triad and Arpeggio Patterns

Part One of Fretboard Fluency divides the Major Scale into useful melodic sequences and patterns of intervals, triads and arpeggios to achieve three distinct goals:

• Develop melodic vocabulary to allow you to access new musical ideas

• Become so confident with scale shapes that you are able to let your ears guide your solo 

• Develop devastating, yet targeted guitar technique that enables you to play the lines that you hear in your head

Dedicated Chapters on Incorporating New Ideas into your Existing Playing

Fretboard Fluency is not just a dictionary of melodic patterns. It teaches you to actually get creative with unlimited musical possibilities. With Fretboard Fluency not only are you learning what other guitarists already do… but you are unlocking the creative part of your brain that ready to compose, improvise and play your unique music.

Fretboard Fluency Covers:

• Essential and useful melodic sequences, intervallic approaches, triads and Arpeggios

• The Modes of the Major, Melodic and Harmonic Minor scales

• The CAGED System – Easily memorise every scale in every key, anywhere on the neck

• How to Get Creative with your practise to keep you learning new things every time you pick up the guitar

• Every Useful Scale, Anywhere on the Guitar and how to use it in a song

• Over 110 Notated Audio Examples so you can hear and play along

• 24 Original Backing Tracks to help you get comfortable mastering the guitar with what you’ve been practicing throughout the book

Hundreds of Amazon Reviews Include:
  • This book made my guitar fretboard my "friend" for life. Now I confidently play notes all of the fretboard and the book has enabled me to develop fun licks for soloing. Mr. Alexander's books are truly amazing!!
  • This book has reinvigorated my will to learn the fretboard. I've played most all my life and have gathered little bits of knowledge and technique, but it has always led to the eventual ruts that ignorance fuels. The author is clear about his aims and focuses on not only what to practice but how to practice and I've made strides with learning and focus that I haven't in decades. It's really pumped new life into the instrument and my abilities.
  • Excellent book of exercises, with a focus on learning scales and applying them creatively. As an intermediate guitarist, my biggest challenge is applying the concepts and theory I've learned in a new and creative way. This book is enormously helpful in that regard!
  • I have been able to play the basic chords of the guitar for sometime now and have always wanted to learn "lead" guitar! Joseph's book on learning the fret-board is not only very informative, it is also a lot of fun!
  • I have a lot of guitar books and have taken a lot of lessons. The first few pages of this book did more to help me see the fretboard as a whole than anything else I've done in the last 20 years.
Over 150,000 Copies Sold! writes some of the most popular guitar guides on Amazon. Each book goes into great detail about focused areas of guitar playing, so we can guarantee you’ll be immersed in the style that you love. Written by musicians in clear, unpretentious language they aim to make learning guitar fun and accessible for everyone.

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