The subtitle for this book is "A complete system for understanding the fretboard".
This book is focused on understanding the fretboard and excels at making the reader understand getting intimate with the fretboard.
I like that this book doesn't pretend to be anything it is not; no promises of cool licks, hot riffs, blazing shredding etc.
The book deals with THEORY and does a pretty good job of explaining it well. Like all good instructional treatises, this isn't a book you read in a day or even week or even a month. You use it, bit by bit, come back to old bits again, read new material, go back to old material etc.
It's a book you keep handy on your bookshelf, a ready friend when you need one.
It's a bit dry, though, be warned. It's not a dummy's guide and doesn't treat you like an idiot. It'll teach you all you need to know how to play lead and rhythm without actually teaching you and licks or riffs. How about that?
Overall, it's a good book that I'll be happy to recommend to anyone who wants to understand the guitar fretboard.
(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.