Guitar Clinic contains techniques and exercises Mr. Arnold uses in the clinics and workshops he gives throughout the United States and is written as a response to the many questions students have asked him over the years. Essential information and instruction is given in clear, easy to understand language, addressing the needs of both beginning and advanced students.
Much of the material in this book is culled from Mr. Arnold's educational series, over thirty books in all. The student wishing to expand on his or her studies will find suggestions within the text as to which of Mr. Arnold's books will best serve their specific needs.
Topics covered include: how to read music, sight reading, reading rhythms, music theory, chord and scale construction, modal sequencing, approach notes, reharmonization, bass and chord comping, and hexatonic scales.
Muse Eek Publishing Company hosts two on-line resources in conjunction with this book. A Frequently Asked Questions page (FAQ) is available where students can ask the author questions that may arise as they work. There is also a free member's section where book owners can download other files specific to this book and/or other help files to further their music education.
Unlike traditional situations where the reader is left on their own after purchase of a text, Muse-Eek Publishing seeks to keep the reader/student engaged and interactive with the author. With each book you are beginning a relationship in which help and direction is always available to make sure you learn the correct way.
This book is a required text for beginning guitarists at New York University and Princeton University and is recommended for beginning thru advanced guitar students ages 13 and up.