Guitar Modes. Simplified.
The New Modal Scale Workout 2.0
An Introduction to Modes and Scale Theory for Guitarists
This Modal Workout started off as a hand written scribble on some music paper that I handed out to my guitar students as a challenging exercise.
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The 7 Day Practice Routine for Guitarists (2018)
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96 pages TAB & Standard Notation.
Classical Guitar - A Practical Guide Vol. 1
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Guitarist & Author - Craig Smith
When I wrote my first guitar book, I took some proven ideas and methods I had used with my own guitar students and organized them into a book. Since the 1990s I was writing method books, yet, I never really knew what to do with them. I feel that nowadays, I’m finally getting it right.
Computers and the internet have greatly changed everything for aspiring authors, guitarists, and musicians across the world. I hope that I’m still learning and improving, both as a guitarist and a writer.
My first two books and website have changed my life. I feel luckier than ever to be able to play guitar live, and write for a living. I never take it for granted. That is why I must thank you, first and foremost.
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