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David Wallimann
post Jan 20 2009, 11:49 PM
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I'm considering getting the books.
I heard good things about them but wanted to know if any of you have used them and what your thoughts are.
From what I read, the first book is more theory and he 2nd is technique...
Is that true?

How far in theory does the first one go?
Are both books independent or do I need to strat with the first one?



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post Jan 21 2009, 12:21 AM
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QUOTE (David Wallimann @ Jan 20 2009, 11:49 PM) *
I'm considering getting the books.
I heard good things about them but wanted to know if any of you have used them and what your thoughts are.
From what I read, the first book is more theory and he 2nd is technique...
Is that true?

How far in theory does the first one go?
Are both books independent or do I need to strat with the first one?

I have both of them David and to be honest I don't know how much a player that is already at your level would benefit from them. The first book really is mostly theory like you said. The second book is in my mind more or less a collection of licks and excercises. He basically breaks down the different techniques and gives you excercises for every one to get your technique going. I think for a beginner it would be a great thing but I don't know how much of the content of the books would be something a player at your level would find beneficial. My two cents. biggrin.gif
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post Jan 21 2009, 12:24 AM
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QUOTE (lcsdds @ Jan 20 2009, 06:21 PM) *
I have both of them David and to be honest I don't know how much a player that is already at your level would benefit from them. The first book really is mostly theory like you said. The second book is in my mind more or less a collection of licks and excercises. He basically breaks down the different techniques and gives you excercises for every one to get your technique going. I think for a beginner it would be a great thing but I don't know how much of the content of the books would be something a player at your level would find beneficial. My two cents. biggrin.gif


Thanks for the answer man!
I wish I could see a copy.. I'll go to Guitar Center sometime this week although I don't have the one here has it...
I'll check.
Any others have any experience with these books?


Oh and also, I'm really not that good of a player. I just fake it well.. But thanks!
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post Jan 21 2009, 12:26 AM
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The second book is a very very complete achive about techniques, you have: slap, legato, tapping (with 1,2 and 3 fingers), etc.
It's great because you can see how Guthrie manages all those techniques and of course it gives you fresh ideas about using them.
The first one I don't remember... :S


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post Jan 21 2009, 05:48 PM
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I have them and I love 'em! biggrin.gif


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post Jan 21 2009, 06:02 PM
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This might be a good idea for me. You should try Amazon maybe they have reviews of some sort.


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post Jan 21 2009, 06:23 PM
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QUOTE (Paiva @ Jan 21 2009, 12:02 PM) *
This might be a good idea for me. You should try Amazon maybe they have reviews of some sort.


Yeah, I checked and could read the opening chapter, seems like something I'd enjoy a lot. :-)


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post Jan 21 2009, 07:08 PM
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Both books are brilliant. The first one is more basic so I think that you should go for the second one but both are great books for students and instructors.


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post Jan 21 2009, 07:40 PM
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Thanks Gabe! :-)


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post Jan 21 2009, 07:43 PM
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Guthrie is just so amazing and I just heard of the books, maybe I should order them aswell smile.gif
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I dont have the books, but I do know this.
Guthrie is a great player,
And regardless of what your looking for out of this,
It wouldnt hurt to see how he approaches the basics.
Let alone, the advanced techniques aswell.
So I dont think it would hurt to get the first book.

Buy them both wink.gif


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post Jan 22 2009, 04:38 PM
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I don't have these books David mate, so my opinion to you maybe of little use, but I wanted to say that I would buy both books if I would buying then myself mate. Extra book cannot hurt, and surely there is some useful stuff in both of them. My two cents mate. Cheers.


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post Jan 23 2009, 12:19 AM
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I wouldn't buy that theory book, but that other on technique, you can't go wrong there. He is a fine picker, so book should be cool!

You just reminded me to order new Mclaughlin's DVD!:)


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post Jan 24 2009, 03:08 PM
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I don't own those books but my student does and he showed me on numerous occasions.

If you are beginner looking to expand theory and technical knowledge, I think you can benefit from it to certain extent. I am not aware of the price but if you fit in beginner theory and have $ to spare I recommend you go for it - you can only gain knowledge from it wink.gif


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