The new Styles for the Studio, 40th Anniversary Edition consists of:

40th Anniversary Edition

40th Anniversary Edition

  • The Book: 88 packed pages (buy on Amazon)
  • Digital Package: Backing Tracks and Videos, Volume 1 (available separately right here)
    • Over 100 audio backing tracks for the book’s examples (immediate download)
    • 12 concise videos to illustrate various techniques and ideas (immediate download)
  • Sample chord progressions with scale analysis
  • All the sounds of Rock, Blues, Country and Pop
    • Major Scales
    • Minor Pentatonic Scales
    • Major Pentatonic Scales
    • Blues Scale
    • Mixolydian mode (scale)
    • Dorian mode (scale)
  • Arpeggios (major 7, minor 7, dominant 7, minor 7b5, extensions like 9, 6/9, 13) in all the major scale fingerings
  • A single interlocking system of 7 fingerings that covers all the scale and arpeggio sounds (“CAGED+2”)
  • Fingering diagrams for all scales, arpeggios, and melodies. Reading music not required
  • Harmony references are explained in the book, when needed. We keep it to a minimum – ‘need to know’ only
  • How to link all fingerings together and move easily between fingerings
  • How scales relate to arpeggios and chord forms
  • Right hand and left hand techniques (Pinch, ‘Chicken Picking,’ and more)
  • String bends – theory, technique, and examples all diagramed from the scale fingerings
    • Bending “down,” pedal steel sounds, and staying in tune
    • String bends with ‘Pedal tones’ (one note bent, the second held held)
    • Bending into chords
  • Double string bends (both notes bent at the same time)
  • Harmonized scales – playing 2 notes at a time for the Diatonic Major, Dorian, and Mixolydian sounds (using 3rds, 4ths, and 6ths) in all positions
  • Exercises for both hands to develop the skills needed for double string bends and harmonized scales

Find out what you’ll learn in this new edition here →

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