Sheets of Sound for Guitar is a set of books based on my musical philosophy. This involves approaching the instrument in a new and different way. These methods are not based on any type of picking... More > method and are not technique books. Instead, they are centered around the concept of playing the music you hear rather than playing the familiar patterns that fall under your fingers.
This approach is based on years of study with folks such as Pat Martino, Dennis Sandole, Howard Roberts, Joe Pass, Barney Kessel, Andrew White, Larry Woolridge, Randall Dollahan, Stan Samole, Mark Copeland, etc., and fusing that knowledge with the technical freedom of cats like Allen Holdsworth, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Frank Gambale and others.< Less
Sheets of Sound for Guitar Vol II is a natural evolution of the Sheets of Sound Vol I. It continues along much of the same harmonic and rhythmic path while putting more emphasis on real world... More > examples and delving into asymetrical, odd-meter groupings and artist studies. The artist studies are inspired by Pat Metheny, George Benson, Frank Gambale, Pat Martino and John Coltrane and are very exciting to learn and perform.
Tab and standard notation
Amazing Chops (works for Fusion, Metal, Jazz, etc)\
Sweep Picking to die for
Forward Motion Pentatonics
Long form swept Pentatonics
Odd Meter meters/rhythms
Endorsed and used some of the best guitarists in the world
Studies inspired by George Benson, John Coltrane, Frank Gambale, Pat Martino, Shawn Lane, Mike Brecker, Rusty Cooley, McCoy Tyner, Rudolphe Kreutzer< Less
in between before and after are fragments of everyday life. splintered situations involving strangers and unknown locations. Each frame is a short story with transparency and openness whose... More > beginning and ending are not told.< Less
In the fast paced adventure book, Marie Maxwell, who is easily picked on in her town home, soon stumbles into a dangerous mission, where she must help Scribblenaut, the curly haired dog, Mac, the... More > squirrel, who has no further need of self-confidence, and Missy, a leader among abandoned cats, along with a necklace that may hold the end of the world in its paw. Marie has to learn what money can do to build, how tearing down one thing can help a new colony bloom, and how she isn’t the only one with problems. Follow Marie into battle, and let your mind soar as Catnip the thirteenth tries to take over the world, in Alexis' story, The adventures of Marie Maxwell (cross out Marie Maxwell, and put in prince fluffy paw of the macadamia nut.)< Less
Ben and Orange is a book about two friends, one a human and the other an orange. One day, a letter comes in the mail for Orange. It turns out Tropicana wants his juice for their new juice flavour and... More > if Orange doesn't willingly sacrifice himself, Tropicana is coming after him. The two friends flee the house and go through some epic adventures, meeting new and old friends, becoming king of the hobos and then raising an army to fight the evil Tropicana.< Less