Melodic Expressions: The Art of the Line
This book is available for download with Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. Apple Books on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.
Melodic Expressions is a cutting-edge, interactive guitar instructional iBook. The most technologically advanced guitar lick book for the higher-level modern guitarist, features over 90 pages of materials to work from, as well as 178 high quality audio examples all embedded within the book. A wide variety of lines apply to styles encompassing blues, jazz, rock, R&B, pop, and country.
Comprised of three chapters, major, minor, and dominant expressions, “Melodic Expressions” also provides a variety of ‘general tips’, which include the following: how to associate a chord with a line, how to transpose a line from one string to another, and how to rhythmically manipulate the examples to personalize a melody.
Each example in the book contains at least 2 high quality audio files embedded within each page. The first audio file is a fast tempo demonstration, while the second is a slowed down version of the same line.
All the audio within Melodic Expressions is recorded placing the lead guitar part in the right speaker and
a pad guitar marking the tonality of each example in the left speaker. By adjusting your mix or listening on headphones to only the right side you will hear strictly the melody demonstrated, or if you select the left ear then you too can play the example over the pad guitar.
I have never seen anything so well done as far as professional cutting edge tutorials. Thank you Jon MacLennan!