Is anyone here familiar with the book Guitar Fretboard Workbook: A Complete or Electric Guitar: : Barrett Tagliarino: Books[/ame]. The Guitar Fretboard Workbook by Barrett Tagliarino has been one of the biggest revelations in learning the guitar that I have had, read my. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Guitar Fretboard Workbook (Music Instruction): A Complete System for Understanding by Barrett Tagliarino.

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Here’s my first bit of customer feedback for the Guitar Reading Workbook Hi Barrett, One of my students, a high school junior, has been working through the first few chapters of the workbook, and seems to be enjoying it. He says it has been easy so far and likes writing out the exercises.

I have been photocopying pages and distributing them to him, so he doesn’t have the overview of the book.

Review of the Guitar Fretboard Workbook by Barrett Tagliarino

It’s all been rhythm so far and next week we’ll be moving on to pitch. Like most young guitarists who haven’t been reading, he’s a little restless to “sit there and read something off of a page”. I explained he will be glad he’s learning to read, for many of the same reasons you’ve expressed in your book, and especially since he will be going to Berklee or some other music school and reading is a MUST.

I will be trying the workbook out on a much younger student soon; it seems like maybe the younger we can get to them, the more willing they’ll be to learn to read!

Click here to contact him for more information. A longtime instructor at Musician’s Institute, Barrett Tagliarino has developed a progressive teaching method that offers a clear roadmap through the tangles of the fretboard maze. His approach is based on the theory that we learn faster by writing out chord and scale shapes before trying to play them; once the mind has thoroughly grasped a shape in this way, the body will quickly learn to play it properly.

Review of the Guitar Fretboard Workbook by Barrett Tagliarino – Guitar GASGuitar GAS

The text and graphics are attractively laid out and easy to read, and the student is taught to see both simple and complicated patterns in terms of five basic shapes. Tagliarino’s book is divided vretboard 22 chapters that move from basic fretboard diagrams and the names of open strings through intervals, scale construction, arpeggios, triads, and complex chord variations.

Each chapter begins with a huitar stated objective like “practice finding notes on the fretboard in various positions” tzgliarino “practice the intervallic construction of various chords” and students are encouraged to proceed at their own pace. When you have finished your study using this text, you will understand and be playing complicated fretboard ideas, and you will have created a personalized chord- and scale-diagram book. June 14, Reviewer: Hebert “digit l embryo” Reno, NV Tagliarino does something very few authors of guitar books have done – he puts the entire fretboard within reach of the guitar student.

About 99 percent of the guitar wirkbook I know panic when they get beyond the fourth fret. But all of these players absolutely love the guitar and truly desire to learn the instrument – all the way to fret 12 and above.

They have all kinds of musical notes and guitar riffs in their heads, but can’t reproduce them on the fretboard. That is the worst kind of pain. Fortunately, Tagliarino’s method is the “wonder drug” that takes the mystique out of the guitar fretboard and makes it all come together. Please be advised however, that getting this book doesn’t reduce the necessity of practice.


What students should experience is an increased desire to practice more! My advice to any guitar player, or instructor for that matter – get this book and the boxed set of Fretboard Logic with DVD by Edwards – and get to work! Take the plunge and buy this book! You won’t regret your investment!

Clear, concise, and detailed explanations Maloney That is how I would describe this book and the teachings of the author. Everything is laid out in an easy to understand format, that takes you from the complete basics all the way up to a complete understanding of the guitar.

Barrett’s Reviews

If I had two more hands, Barrtet could give the book four thumbs workbkok. The best guitar book you’ll ever buy, January 24, Reviewer: Scott Houghton from Los Angeles If you tagliarimo a guitarist, beginner or advanced, this book will take your playing to another level.

In addition to being easy to read with a little humor thrown intagliarinno may reinvent the way you think about the fretboard. If you are a guitar teacher, it will be an invaluable tool for your students.

I’ve been playing for 16 years, and this book helped get me off the plateau I’ve been on for a long time. I plan on buying more of this guy’s books. This is a gold mine! Steven Stathatos from Berkeley, CA I have read countless testimonials about guitar books that guarantee results I never was able to achieve.

This book actually delivered for me, and fretboqrd has done workbopk in a big way. My ambition, which previously eluded me entirely, has been to become fluent on the fretboard–to be able to improvise, follow changes, structure complex chords on the fly and the like. I tried so long in vain I decided I must just lack the necessary ability.

This book changed all that for me. I am doing things now I only dreamed of before. I don’t know how the author figured it out, but barreft has come up with a way to communicate an understanding of music and the fretboard to both your head and, probably more important, your hands.

Simple things like combining diagram exercises and playing, reinforced by having you speak the information out loud, really work to imprint the material on your fingers. The book walks you one step at a time, fairly painlessly, from simple to very complex. This thing is a gold mine. Fretboard Magik, January 13, Reviewer: I have always had trouble workbbook my way around the fretbaord, but after working with this book I have no trouble at all. There are so many helpful tips and exercises that you can’t help but become ultra fluent on guitar.

And unlike most books, the material in this book is presented in a manner that is easy to understand. It’s all connected perfectly, instead of YOU having to piece things together.

I would recomend this book to anyone. A reader from Hollywood CA I entered musicians intstitute as a level 2 git student. I soon realized that I was way behind.

I knew I was in trouble, so I bought this book, and in a matter of days I was able to understand what I should have already known This book saved my ass and alot of money! A complete, highly comprehensive approach to the fretboard.

I first used it with my advanced students, those who already had some experience with the 5 patterns of major scales.

Immediately they returned saying that it helped them understand the scales and visualize the fretboard more easily. Having my students walk in with diagrams of scales and intervals for me to check has been an incredible reversal of roles. Normally I would draw diagrams for them to study and play. Going over a chapter and sending them home to complete and play the exercises gets the student involved in a way that the normal draw, demonstrate, “see ya’ next week” cycle never really reaches.


It gives the student an opportunity to take home and digest the information that was normally only available during the lesson. Teaching people to operate a guitar and teaching music on a guitar are almost completely different tasks.

I found the first six chapters to be very helpful when initiating beginner and intermediate students into the world beyond the 3rd fret and power chords.

There is something in this book for nearly anyone interested in knowing how to play the guitar. If you are an instructor you will find the comprehensive, organized approach very thorough and focused. Bqrrett you are self-studying the instrument or a student seeking more than just another tabbed-out solo this is a book you can keep coming back to throughout your journey. I highly recommend it. This guihar really a helpful resource for those trying to truly understand this “Rubik’s Cube” we call a guitar.

It’s filled with exercise after exercise in a very organized fashion. I actually had fun completing them. Much of it I already knew, but the book really cemented the understanding for me. The section on Minor, Diminished and Augmented Intervals was particularly helpful. I always had trouble with descending intervals. Also, the author stresses visualization and vocal practicing; either singing along or workboook the notes and intervals aloud while playing.

I felt a little self-conscious when I did this on stage, but I got used to the laughing pretty quickly just kidding. This technique really helped me to commit this stuff to memory. I plan to go back and play through all the exercises again.

Today, I was building arpeggios to play over a Frrtboard chord progression. I didn’t count up the scales or write anything down, I just used the shapes of the intervals to quickly build the arpeggios.

I can finally see how Brad Carlton can quickly determine harmonic relationships in his lessons. I’d love to see this book in software form. With even rudimentary grading, the software could quickly narrow down your problem areas and then you could drill, drill, drill. I recommend it for any level of player.

If you’re beginner and want to learn the fretboard, I recommend this book: I use it with even my youngest students. The results are amazing. In one short lesson an 8 year old I teach is finding any note, anywhere on the fretboard.

I can call out Ab for example and he will play every Ab on the guitar. We move into intervals next, so he’ll know where every 1,3 and 5 note is in any key.

He already knows more than his older brother and everyone in his tagoiarino brother’s rock band. Do you think he’s happy? I’ve written about this book elsewhere on this forum.

I have no connection with the author or publisher.

The book simply worked for me and I see it work every day with my students. I’ve tried to buy it in bulk for my students, but can’t get a response from fretblard publisher. Am looking forward to getting it and givin it a look-see.

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