Here are five reasons to consider buying my books:
(1) Continuity. I
offer a spoon-fed, step-by-step approach. There is a steady flow of
information, rather than the Hit-and-Run School of Thought. No gaps, no
loose spots, no quantum leaps.
(2) Clear Page Layout. I’ve
tried to design each page to be inviting to the eye, not clogged with
information. Paragraphs are short and the margins are contoured so that
the eye is swept along from line to line. Thoughts and sentences never
spill over onto the next page.
(3) Simple Notation. Instead
of relying on Standard Music Notation (the dots, beams and flags), I
prefer to emphasize the language of the fretted instrument itself, a
combination of Fretboard Diagrams and Tablature (Tab): simple pictures
of which strings to hold down at which frets with which fingers.
(4) Friendly Exercises, Examples and
Diagrams. This is the heart of the matter. We learn best
by doing, so I’ve included straightforward educational activities along
with easy-to-read graphics.
(5) Coil Binding. The
books lie flat when placed on a table or music stand---kind of
a big deal!
In short, I’m not sure what I could do to make
this material any clearer, more comprehensive or more fun to read.