If you're new to the book, you'll want to start with the first volume, Playing with Progressions. This book is much more than a chord book. It's a gateway to the study of the craft of improvisation and of the secrets of becoming a better soloist.
Adopting the same format as the other volumes, the chapters are broken into progressive chapters that cover different chord types and the inner workings of chords, seventh chords, inversions, half-diminished chords, and more. Each chapter includes exercises that reinforce the concept, and, in the case of the improvisations, provide real-time examples of what the student may encounter in the chosen musical genre. Exercises are carefully selected to be a challenge and well within the reach of the student, but will be a good start for the novice. The improvisations are a great addition to the book and will help you develop your soloing chops.
Finally, the book includes a number of new exercises. The addition of a few transposition exercises means that the book can be used for a variety of styles. As a result, the book covers a wider variety of genres than its predecessor, including rock, jazz, country, jazz, blues, and Latin. Included in the book are brand new improvisations in various genres, and for that matter, many of the older exercises have been redone as well. Once you get through the book, there are many more ideas to be explored with these exercises.
Exercises and Diagrams cover chords, patterns, progression, progressions, chords for improvising and chord inversions. The book concludes with a series of easy to understand diagrams and chord charts. Learn how chords work and how chords relate to one another.
Even experienced guitar players will find some new ways of playing some of the most familiar chord sequences. Progressions are the bread and butter of guitar playing, but artists are constantly discovering new ways to construct these great sounding chord changes. Progressions are just a progression in sound, not necessarily a progression in song.
This book is one of the most important books for guitarists looking to strengthen their chordal abilities. It is a true labor of love by Adam Kadmon, and is his ultimate legacy to the guitar community.
This volume also shows the application of progressions across six different styles of music including Rock, Blues, Jazz, and Country, playing and jamming, and more. It also includes the use of 7-string guitars, and a short lesson on how to care for your guitar. In addition, Kadmon presents two ways to approach writing songs with chords: the traditional method and a more recent way which he believes is a far better way to approach songwriting.
Learn how to use chords in patterns, riffs, soloing, comping and even improvisation. Adam Kadmon has taken guitar playing to a new level with this book. As he says, you will learn how to make progressions and make them do things for you. 827ec27edc