A modern arpeggio handbook and comprehensive training manual for developing fast, flowing arpeggio runs that connect the entire fretboard. Emphasis is on developing fluid, non-shifting arpeggio patterns (across the neck) using hammer-ons and pull-offs for speed and fluidity; and also on developing smooth position-shifting arpeggios (along the length of the neck) using slides.
These two types of motion are then connected and combined in an extensive collection of soloing etudes for full assimilation. The result is a complete system of arpeggio pathways that connects every part of the fretboard and facilitates maximum speed, fluidity, and range. Complete whole-neck connections are presented for major 7th, dominant 7th, minor 7th, minor 6th, half-diminished, diminished 7th, major triadic and minor triadic arpeggios.
Book 1 of the series is for all guitarists who are serious about improving their ability to solo over chord progressions using arpeggios, in any style of music; including rock, jazz, fusion, blues, country or pop. Having the ability to instantly outline any chord in a song with a fluid arpeggio run (no matter where your hand is on the neck) is immensely valuable for every guitarist.
This book methodically teaches you the skills that make this possible. Loaded with melodic arpeggio passages that can be applied to your music immediately, this is perhaps the most practical and powerful arpeggio book ever written. CD or free download included. Standard notation and Tablature.
You will be hard pressed to find another instructional guitar book that combines all of the facets of arpeggios for lead rock guitar in such an easy to read and learn format.
Levi Clay has a very popular YouTube channel for all things guitar related, and he was kind enough to record a very nice review of my first book:
In the comments you will see that I stated that he made a mistake, in that all 164 examples were recorded. Also, most tablature errors that he refers to have been corrected by the publisher, which came out in 2009. Nevertheless I owe him huge thanks for such a positive review.
(Both versions, the old with CD, and the new with downloadable audio):
Reviews of Book 1 on Amazon.com