Scott Collins’ Fretboard Visualization Series:
The Pentatonic Minor Scale
This updated edition is almost twice as long as the original Fiver edition and has some really great information in it! You can order it here. The information on the back of the book follows.
Scott Collins’ 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, Scott has used his 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.
The Print Edition of the book is $15, and the e-book version is $10 on Lulu (the revised print edition should be up on Amazon in the next 2-3 weeks)
The Original Fiverr Edition
In the meantime, for those of you on a budget – the original pdf lesson book is still available for $5 on Fiverr (That link is here). .
- how to visualize pentatonic minor scales on the fingerboard positionally
- how to use the scales over different tonal centers
- one string patterns
- cool ways to sequence the melodic cells with combinatorics and…
- pentatonic harmony (Worth the price of admission alone)
In other words, it’s a series of short succinct lessons to get under your fingers to start playing but with enough meat on their bones to keep you busy for a while.
Here are some reviews from Fiverr:
“super fast [delivery]. looks good – now i have one more reason to hide and play. thanks!”
“Excellent value! look forward to putting it into practice.”
“Very useful guide for those interested in the material. Great seller!”
“This is the way it should be taught! This method helps you to arrive at a good understanding very quickly. Thank you very much!”