The Little Guitar Book That Could: Tenth Position (Paperback)
This LITTLE GUITAR BOOK THAT COULD showcases the C A G E D guitar chord and scale sequence exclusively in the TENTH POSITION, for all to see and use. But, before thumbing through this book, there's some material that the guitarist may need reminding of...even though he or she may have played for years. For example, in this book, six is the exact number of consecutive frets involved in the TENTH POSITION, and it spans a full two octaves plus a perfect fourth when in standard tuning. Plus when in the TENTH POSITION, the second and third fingers on the fretting hand are to remain stationary in their respective frets or "slots", initially, as their stationary qualities allow the first and or fourth finger to stretch or slide that additional space. For the picking hand though, a very important pattern occurs down by the sound hole or bridge where that hand just so happens to be practically all the time. The pattern involves every other string, and is best evidenced when the C A G E D main root note sequence is plucked alphabetically, starting with the E root on the first or thinnest guitar string. To discover it, start by picking the E there (first string, third finger); then G (third string, third finger); A (fifth string, third finger); C (second string, fourth finger); D (fourth string, third finger) and conclude with the E (sixth string, third finger). The one-three-five, two-four-six string pattern naturally fits the picking hand and is looped, forwards or backwards (six-four-two, five-three-one) as the E roots on the first /sixth string(s) are deemed interchangeable. To conclude, there are three musical terms that need clarification for the purposes of THE LITTLE GUITAR BOOK THAT COULD...those being main root notes, octaves and unisons. What are main root notes? Generally speaking, main root notes represent a specific set of root notes that fall or cluster under the second and third fingers of the fretting hand. Once the location of each main root note is learned in the TENTH POSITION, generally speaking, the attention then moves to their octaves. An octave is defined as the interval between one musical pitch and another with half or double its own frequency. Some correctly call the interval a "perfect octave", and in guitarland, octaves are usually "one string one fret away". This handy fact helps memorize their location even though, occasionally, two strings and or two frets are involved (the same concept applies in that there will be some sort of string skipping). And lastly, unisons are defined as when two or more notes in music happen to sound or actualize the same pitch. In guitarland, it usually means "same note different string or fret". The term also implies that the unison in question does indeed occur in the guitar position at hand. So that's it THE LITTLE GUITAR BOOK THAT COULD for the TENTH POSITION is uncomplicated, straightforward and super easy to use. Its "picture worth a thousand words" approach or more visual based format allows one to take full advantage of the guitar fretboard material straight away. You'll have fun discovering some fresh perspectives on the same old same old, while also adding some new twists and turns to your own technique. THE LITTLE GUITAR BOOK THAT COULD for the TENTH POSITION also contains generous amounts of guitar friendly music notation paper and guitar tablature paper too, all of which can be used as a composition journal of sorts. As always, thank you very kindly for including THE LITTLE GUITAR BOOK THAT COULD in your library of fretboard knowledge needs...Enjoy.