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Best Guitar Theory Books Worth Your Attention

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Guitar Theory books.

Music Theory for Guitarists: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask (Guitar Method) (2005)

 Best Guitar Theory Books Worth Your Attention(Guitar Method). Guitarists of all levels will find a wealth of practical music knowledge in this special book with online audio access. Veteran guitarist and author Tom Kolb dispels the mysteries of music theory using plain and simple terms and diagrams. The accompanying recordings provide 94 tracks of music examples, scales, modes, chords, ear training, and much more!
Author(s): Tom Kolb

The Practical Guide to Modern Music Theory for Guitarists: The complete guide to music theory from a guitarist’s point of view (Guitar theory) (2014)

 Best Guitar Theory Books Worth Your AttentionLearn guitar theory – The simple way, musical wayThird Edition Master, hear and play music theory for guitarThe Practical Guide to Modern Music Theory for Guitar is different. Instead of boring and meaningless guitar theory essays, it makes music come alive.
Author(s): Mr Joseph Alexander, Mr Tim Pettingale

Guitar Theory For Dummies: Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction (2013)

 Best Guitar Theory Books Worth Your AttentionWith an approachable and engaging style, Guitar Theory For Dummies goes beyond guitar basics, presenting the guidance intermediate to advanced players need to improve their improvisational and compositional skills.
Author(s): Desi Serna

Guitar Theory: Straight Talking Music Theory for Guitarists (2018)

 Best Guitar Theory Books Worth Your AttentionMaster Fundamental Theory Skills and Take your Guitar Playing to the Next LevelMusic theory can be an extremely complicated subject. The fact is, we don’t need to know half of it; so why over-complicate things? This book is about the building blocks of music theory and how it applies to the guitar.
Author(s): Lee Nichols

Fretboard Theory Volumes I + II Combined: The complete guitar theory series on scales, chords, progressions, modes, song composition, and more. (2017)

 Best Guitar Theory Books Worth Your AttentionDo you love sitting at home playing guitar, but find yourself playing the same old things over and over without making much progress? When other musicians invite you to jam, do you worry that you won’t be able to keep up? Are you a veteran guitarist who has played for years, but you’re embarrassed to admit you have no idea what you’re doing?
Author(s): Mr. Desi Serna

Guitar Fretboard: Memorize The Fretboard In Less Than 24 Hours: 35+ Tips And Exercises Included (2018)

 Best Guitar Theory Books Worth Your AttentionLearning all the notes on the fretboard taking too long? Or worse – seems impossible? This book will unlock all the notes in 5 Simple steps!Why Should I learn the Fretboard?Throughout my years of experience with the guitar, I have come across multiple “pro guitarists” who cannot name the note they just played.
Author(s): Guitar Head

The Complete Technique, Theory and Scales Compilation for Guitar (2014)

 Best Guitar Theory Books Worth Your AttentionThis compilation brings together three best-selling books that will help you master the essential rudiments of playing the guitar; Technique, Theory and the Application of all the Essential Scales in Music. At over 285 pages, this book contains over 400 notated audio examples and 60 backing tracks that demonstrate every technique, lick and scale clearly in a musical context.
Author(s): Mr Joseph Alexander

Guitar: The Circle of Fifths for Guitarists: Learn and Apply Music Theory for Guitar (2016)

 Best Guitar Theory Books Worth Your AttentionMaster the Circle of Fifths and Crack the Secret Code of Music TheoryDiscover how to form any scale – in any keyUnderstand key signaturesChange key musically and effectivelyUnderstand how to apply and hear music theory on the guitarInstantly know the notes of any major of minor scale The Circle of Fifths for Guitarists The Circle of Fifths for Guitarists will teach you to build, understand and use the essential building-blocks of music Author(s): Mr Joseph Alexander

Guitar Music Theory: The Complete Music Theory Methods for Beginner (2019)

 Best Guitar Theory Books Worth Your AttentionSome books will tell you that you can learn the guitar within a week or a month. Well, this book doesn’t dish out lies, keeping your hopes high. In this book, you will get to start from the basics, grooming you gradually to the top. Before learning to play, you need to know what you are playing right? If you have the mind of learning guitar becoming perfect by reading this book, unfortunately, you have got the wrong book.
Author(s): Franklin’s Instruments

The Guitarist’s Music Theory Book: The Most Useful Guitar Music Theory Book (2017)

 Best Guitar Theory Books Worth Your AttentionThe Guitarist’s Music Theory Book by Peter Vogl is the first music theory book designed for guitar by a guitarist. The book explains music theory as it applies to the guitar and covers intervals, scales, chords, chord progressions, and the Nashville Number System.
Author(s): Peter Vogl

Vaideology: Basic Music Theory for Guitar Players (2019)

 Best Guitar Theory Books Worth Your Attention(Guitar Educational). Named Guardians of Guitar 2019 NAMM top pick! Experience must-know music knowledge and wisdom through the highly focused lens of legendary guitar virtuoso Steve Vai.
Author(s): Steve Vai

Guitar Fretboard Workbook (2003)

 Best Guitar Theory Books Worth Your Attention(Musicians Institute Press). Navigate the guitar neck better than ever before with this easy-to-use book! Designed from Musicians Institute core curriculum programs, it covers essential concepts for players of every level, acoustic or electric. A hands-on guide to theory, it will help you learn to build any scale or chord on your own and unleash creativity. No music reading is required.
Author(s): Barrett Tagliarino

Guitar Scales Handbook: A Step-By-Step, 100-Lesson Guide to Scales, Music Theory, and Fretboard Theory (Book & Videos) (Steeplechase Guitar Instruction) (2012)

 Best Guitar Theory Books Worth Your AttentionGuitar instructor and music theory professor Damon Ferrante guides you through step-by-step lessons and streaming videos that will give your playing the speed and fluidity you have always dreamed about. This new edition has over 200 lessons, guitar licks, exercises, streaming videos, and scales-over chords concepts.Used by thousands of professional guitarists, students, and teachers, this book and streaming video course will take your guitar playing to a whole new level!
Author(s): Damon Ferrante

No Bull Music Theory for Guitarists: Master the Essential Knowledge all Guitarists Need to Know (‘No Bull’ Guitar) (2019)

 Best Guitar Theory Books Worth Your Attentionby quickly and easily unlocking Essential Music Theory. No confusing words and no music reading required!
Author(s): James Shipway

Music Theory for the Bass Player: A Comprehensive and Hands-on Guide to Playing with More Confidence and Freedom (2015)

 Best Guitar Theory Books Worth Your AttentionNote: To ensure to receive the latest version of this book buy from Amazon directly (not an Amazon marketplace seller).Music Theory for the Bass Player is a comprehensive and immediately applicable guide to making you a well-grounded groover, informed bandmate and all-around more creative musician.
Author(s): Ariane Cap

Best Guitar Theory Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some guitar theory books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Guitar Lessons & Music Theory : Teach Yourself How to Play Guitar and Read Sheet Music, Theory & Technique.

Author(s): Woody Morgan
ID: 2754586, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Music Theory : The Complete Guide From Beginner to Intermediate, Learn, Practice and Compose Music for Piano, Guitar or Any Other Musical Instrument (Music Theory for Beginners Book 3)

Author(s): Roy Maxwell
ID: 2808758, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

Visual Guitar Theory An Easy Guide to Recognizing and Understanding Essential Fretboard Patterns

Author(s): Johnson, Chad
ID: 2654486, Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation, Year: 2018, Size: 47 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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