Arranger POTENZA, FRANK/STOUBIS, NICK
Composer BK 1
Voicing/Instrument GUITAR METHOD
Publisher MEL BAY PUBLICATIONS, INC
This in-depth scale and arpeggio text is core curriculum at the University of Southern California's Studio Guitar Department, which is part of the prestigious Flora L. Thornton School of Music, located in Los Angeles, California. Using a comprehensive approach that includes three different organizational systems, it covers the technical foundation that is necessary for playing any style of music. The CAGED system (five positions), the Finger Stretch system (all twelve keys in one position) and the Three-Note Per String system (seven patterns) are examined. Although each of these three systems is examined, the CAGED system serves as the basis for much of the material covered in this book.
Instead of traditional musical notation, the book uses fingerboard diagrams to focus on the visual aspect of the patterns.