When I was first learning guitar in the early '80s, if there was a chord you needed that you didn't know you would look it up in something called a "chord dictionary" - a reference work made up of pages and pages of little grids, representing strings and frets, which showed you where to put your fingers. (If you were particularly astute you'd probably notice that some of the patterns appeared several times, at various different positions on the neck.) A lot of data but very little information, in other words. The information was out there too, but tended to be in tomes on the scale of "War and Peace" and loaded with superfluous jargon that was unintelligible and quite intimidating to the average layperson ... Basically there was nothing inbetween.
Well, with this slim volume Mr Zecchin has plugged this gaping gap in the market in one go. If you're used to chord dictionaries you may be surprised by how slim it actually is. That's because the book's main aim is to explain what chords actually are - the notes they contain, how they relate to scales and each other, the significance of the names and what all those abbreviations actually mean (that "sus" is actually "suspended", people!). And yes, why all those pattern repeat. There are a few pages of chord boxes (but with more useful information than a traditional chord dictionary) and some exercises to help you link it all together.
In a nutshell, this book contains all the information you need in order to actually understand and use chords, distilled down into a nice compact, reader-friendly format that you don't need a degree from the RCM to be able to understand. If there's a chord you don't know now, you can probably work it out yourself just by applying the information contained in this book.
- フォーマット： Kindle版
- ファイルサイズ： 9397 KB
- 推定ページ数： 80 ページ
- 出版社: GuitarIQ.com (2017/2/21)
- 販売： Amazon Services International, Inc.
- 言語: 英語
- ASIN: B01N19H504
- Text-to-Speech（テキスト読み上げ機能）: 有効
- Word Wise: 有効
- カスタマーレビュー: 評価の数 26
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