4-Day GuitArchitecture Book Sale on Lulu.com

11/27 – 11/30 Print Book Sale on Lulu

I’m not a big fan of Black Friday sales in general, but in this case Lulu.com is offering a 4-day sale that benefits the authors there (and benefits myself more specifically as the book cost is taken out on the printer’s end so it doesn’t cut into my revenue).

(The books and descriptions are listed below).

If you go to my Lulu page:


today (11/27/15) and enter in SUPERGIVER in the checkout code you’ll get 40% off print editions and 5% off PDF editions.

If you go on Saturday (11/28/15) and enter in SATSAVERS you’ll get 30% off print books.

** Just added on 11/29, Lulu now has two more days onto the sale:

If you go on Sunday (11/29/15) and enter in TWOMOREDAYS you’ll get 30% off print books.

If you go on Monday (11/30/15) and enter in ONEMOREDAY you’ll get 25% off print books.

(As I’ve mentioned before – I make more money from PDFS than from Print editions – but I thinks the print editions are much more helpful to people.  For me this is a win-win.  You get a print edition at a drastic discount and I still get paid!)

The books that are on sale are:


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Symmetrical Twelve Tone Patterns is a 284 page book with a large reference component  and about 100 pages of extensive notated examples and instruction.

In “The GuitArchitect’s Guide to Symmetrical Twelve-Tone Patterns”, Scott Collins has taken the approaches from “Melodic Patterns” and “Guide To Chord Scales” books and applied them to a rigorous examination of twelve-tone patterns that can be used for melodic, harmonic, improvisational or compositional resources.

Eschewing a reliance on academic jargon, “Symmetrical Twelve-Tone Patterns” investigates the material in an intuitive and accessible way that will help players access new sounds in their playing.

minor-scale-2My GuitArchitecture method replaces the standard approach to learning guitar (rote memorization) with a simple, intuitive two-string approach that anyone can learn. This method, where players can actually see scales on a fingerboard, is called sonic visualization, and it can be applied to any scale or modal system.

In this volume of his Fretboard Visualization series, I’ve used my two-string method to present the pentatonic minor scale in an easy, intuitive and musical manner.

This book not only demonstrates how to “see” the scale all over the fingerboard, but also shows how to use the scale in a variety of contexts and presents strategies that can be applied to making any scale more musical.

The Scott Collins Fretboard Visualization Series: The Pentatonic Minor Scale is an invaluable resource for guitarists who are looking to break through to the next level in their playing.


In The GuitArchitect’s Guide To Chord Scales, I show you how to make your own scales to use over chords and how to derive chords from whatever crazy scales you come up with in an easy, intuitive and musical way.

Over the course of its 190 pages, the Guide To Chord Scales not only offers extensive instruction and approaches, but also acts as a reference book covering chord scale options ranging from three notes right on up to the full twelve note chromatic.

While devised as a guitar resource for instructional, compositional and/or improvisational material – this book can be a vital component in any musician’s library.



In The GuitArchitect’s Guide to Modes: Harmonic Combinatorics, I’ve gone into the nuts and bolts of chord construction and analysis by taking a systematic approach to generating thousands of chord variations that can be utilized intuitively in any key.

In addition to being a vast harmonic resource, I also show the reader ways to make melodic lines from this material allowing the book to double as a melodic resource as well


In The GuitArchitect’s Positional Exploration, I’ve taken an introductory guitar exercise and turned it on its head to reveal deep possibilities in not only in positional visualization, but in technical awareness as well.

This book shows how to take a simple idea and creatively develop and modify it through melodic, harmonic and rhythmic variations that can be applied to your own music as well.


In this volume of the GuitArchitecture series, The GuitArchitect’s Guide to Modes: Melodic Patterns, I’ve used my two-string visualization method to create a reference book of thousands of melodic variations.

With this information, you will be able to create a near infinite number of unique riffs and melodic phrases, which you can use individually or combined to compose or improvise your own music.

The GuitArchitect’s Guide to Modes: Melodic Patterns is an invaluable compositional and improvisational resource for both guitarists and bassists.



Non Book News

I’ll have a new post up soon.  In other news – we’re just mastering the live KoriSoron recording and then pressing some copies which we hope to have available before the end of the year (we’ll have digital down loads up even sooner!)

As always, thanks for your support.  And thanks for reading!


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