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Guitar Instruction Books

All our guitar instruction books are available in the Kindle format and many are also available as paperbacks, as well as on other platforms such as Google Play and iBooks, and as PDFs. These guitar books are the fruit of decades of guitar study to find the most effective, creative and original method or system for learning scales, arpeggios, chords, and theory.

We’ve gotten rid of all the fluff to bring you guitar instruction books that will give you a constant sense of progression on the instrument, as well as an in-depth understanding of the fundamental concepts and novel approaches to all aspects of guitar playing.

COMING SOON! Hacking the CAGED System - Diatonic Harmony
Hacking the CAGED System – Diatonic Harmony

An ingenious way to go deeper into chords, arpeggios, scales, modes and much more.

The Picking Solution
The Picking Solution

A detailed guide to developing a solid, versatile picking technique by learning three key picking concepts.

COMING SOON!Major Scale Modes Designed for the Guitar
Major Scale Modes Designed for the Guitar

The practice plan and 100-page reference to learn every mode all over the fretboard.

Alternative Pentatonics
Alternative Pentatonics

Experiment with 28 alternative pentatonic scales and give your playing a unique edge.

Intermediate Guitar Scales Handbook - Exotic Scales Edition
Intermediate Guitar Scales Handbook – Exotic Scales Edition

Get to grips with 15 exotic scales and modes and make strange, beautiful music.

The Dorian Improvisation System
The Dorian Improvisation System

A complete improvisation system based on the Dorian scale.

Simple Blues Soloing System
Simple Blues Soloing System

Blues soloing with minimal theory and concepts you can apply.

8 String Guitar Scales and Arpeggios
8 String Guitar Scales and Arpeggios

The fastest way to learn scales and arpeggios on an 8-string.

7 String Guitar Method - Book 1
7 String Guitar Method – Book 1

Make the transition from six to seven strings with this method.

Intermediate Guitar Scales Handbook
Intermediate Guitar Scales Handbook

Two powerful concepts for learning scales.

Quickstart Guides: Modes
Quickstart Guides: Modes

Get modes going on the fretboard without all the fluff.

Woodshedder's Guide to Guitar Scales
Woodshedder’s Guide to Guitar Scales

Effective scale patterns for maximum woodshedding.

No Theory Guitar Soloing
No Theory Guitar Soloing

Solo over anything without the hassles of learning theory.

Beyond Pentatonics
Beyond Pentatonics

Go from pentatonics to modes and beyond.

Shred Guitar Mechanics
Shred Guitar Mechanics

Learn what fretboard dexterity can do for your shred playing.

Let Go of What You Know
Let Go of What You Know

See the fretboard as a palette of possibilities when you improvise.

Allan Holdsworth - A Guitarist's Guide
Allan Holdsworth – A Guitarist’s Guide

Get inside the mind of the late, great Allan Holdsworth.

From Scales to Solos
From Scales to Solos

How to turn scales into solos through zonal improvisation.

Melodic Soloing in 10 Days
Melodic Soloing in 10 Days

Sound exactly like you know what you’re doing when you solo.

Soloing Without Scales
Soloing Without Scales

Improvise using your ears and your heart.

Fourths Tuning: Modes
Fourths Tuning: Modes

Get to grips with modes in EADGCF tuning.

Fourths Tuning - Chords and Inversions
Fourths Tuning – Chords and Inversions

Expand your knowledge of chords and inversions in fourths tuning.

Fourths Tuning - Scales and Arpeggios
Hacking the CAGED System – Book 1

How to hack the CAGED System and make it more usable.

Hacking the CAGED System - Book 2
Hacking the CAGED System – Book 2

The melodic minor scale and its hacked CAGED chords and modes.

Hacking the CAGED System - Book 1
Fourths Tuning – Scales and Arpeggios

Learn scales and arpeggios the fourths tuning way.

25 Guitar Scale Hacks
25 Guitar Scale Hacks

Explore scales in a unique way to break out of the box.

50 Guitar Hacks for the Advancing Guitarist
50 Guitar Hacks for the Advancing Guitarist

Mini-lessons, insight, tips and tricks to take you into advanced territory.

50 More Guitar Hacks
50 More Guitar Hacks

50 more tips, tricks and out-of-the-box insight into learning guitar.

50 Guitar Hacks
50 Guitar Hacks

The original book of guitar hacks for the thinking man’s guitarist.

The 2 Position Guitar Scale System - Scales and Arpeggios
The 2 Position Guitar Scale System – Scales and Arpeggios

Learn guitar scales all over the neck in hours, not weeks, months or years.