by Bruce Bishop
Fretboard Harmony by Bruce Bishop is a book that provides an approach to modern harmonic relationships that is unique to the guitar, creating the foundation necessary for a complete understanding of music theory as it relates to the guitar fingerboard. Designed for the elementary and intermediate player, this book does not require the ability to sight-read.
The book is divided into two sections: text and workbook. The text section is presented with a minimum of verbiage, the workbook section is comprised of simple exercises designed to promote assimilation and utilization of the information provided in the text.
Topics covered: Sharps, flats and enharmonics; symmetrical scales and technique exercises; the five pentatonic scale patterns; the “relative minor” relationship; pattern movements within I, IV, V progressions; intervals and their symbols; the fretboard geometry of intervals; the major scale and its role in present-day music; chords, chord progressions and chord substitutions; chord inversions; 15 common major-scale-type chord progressions; 45 real-world, useable chords diagrammed and explained; the five major scale patterns; root positions of the five major scale patterns; detailed presentations and analyses of three songs; the “D” tuning, with diagrams of 40 practical chords; line progressions, diagrammed and explained; passing chords, ascending and descending; contrasting major and minor keys; understanding minor progressions; and commonly used chord types in minor progressions.
It is recommended that players practice and study at least one hour per day to reap the maximum benefits from this book.
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PART I FRETBOARD HARMONY TEXTBOOK
Sharps, Flats and Enharmonics
Symmetrical Scales and Technique
General Practice Tips
Major and Minor
Summary of Basic Major and Minor Chord Shapes within the
Pentatonic Scales within I, IV, V Progressions
Mixed I, IV, V Progression Combinations
Simplifying the Pentatonic Pattern Movement in I, IV, V Progressions
Group One Pentatonic Movement
Group Two Pentatonic Movement
Group Three Pentatonic Movement
Group Four Pentatonic Movement
Group Five Pentatonic Movement
Group Six Pentatonic Movement
Group Seven Pentatonic Movement
Intervals and Symbols
The Major Scale
Chords and Chord Progressions
Learning New Chords
The Major Scale Patterns
Root Positions of Major Scale Patterns
Example 1: Julia
Chords for Julia
Song Analysis: Julia
Example II: Freddie the Freeloader
Freddie the Freeloader
Chord Melody for Freddie the Freeloader
The Dominant Pentatonic Scale
Example III: The Low Down
The Low Down
Chords for The Low Down
Chord Chart Analysis: The Low Down
The "D" Tuning
"D" Tuning Diatonic Chords
Basic Minor Chords in the "D" Tuning
Contrasting Major and Minor
Playing Minor Progressions
PART II FRETBOARD HARMONY WORKBOOK
Sharps, Flats and Enharmonics
The Chromatic Scale
Changing Major to Minor
Relative Minor Pentatonic Scales
I, IV, V Progressions
Pattern Movement in I, IV, V Progressions
Pattern Movement in I, IV, V Progressions in Minor
Pattern Movement in Mixed I, IV, V Progressions
Pattern Movement Circles
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