Study guitar with some of my most recent instructional publications. Full details below on all guitar books I have written and co-authored with other writers and publishers.
Instructional GUITAR BOOKS
For several years now I have been involved in authoring and co-writing instructional music books and publications (predominantly for guitarists) Many of these guitar books have been produced by the excellent Fundamental Changes publishing company in the UK. FC are one of the fastest growing music publishers on Amazon, with many of their best guitar books receiving 5 star reviews.
In addition to the FC publications advertised on this page, I have also self-published several instructional e-books on Amazon.
I also regularly contribute HQ audio examples, music transcriptions, solo analyses and full scores for a variety of music publishers and independent writers. Contact me if you would like more information on my work in this regard and I’ll be happy to discuss your project with you via e-mail or by phone.
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Books FOR GUITARISTS
I have been collaborating with the Fundamental Changes publishing company in the UK for several years now and co-authored and contributed to many of their guitar books and music publications in that time. I was heavily involved in several of their “…In The Style of..” guitar books (see list below) as well as contributing performance audio examples, notated solos and transcriptions to many other publication in their ever-growing musical catalogue.
100 Classic Jazz Licks for Guitar
100 Classic Blues Licks for Guitar
100 Indie Rock Riffs for Guitar
100 Classic Rock Licks for Guitar
300 Blues, Rock and Jazz Licks for Guitar
If you think I could contribute to your new book project or article, please feel free to get in touch with me using the contact form/e-mail address at the bottom of this page.
Jazz Example (Licks)
BOOK SAmple (Jazz Licks)
Jazz Example (Chords)
BOOK SAMPLE (Jazz Licks)
100 Classic Rock licks
100 Classic Rock Licks goes way beyond every other ‘boring’ lick book, and teaches you 100 essential rock guitar licks in the style of the world’s 20 greatest rock guitarists….
100 Indie Rock Riffs
100 Indie Rock Riffs unpacks the playing styles of Indie rock’s 20 most influential guitarists in a way that will really grow your ability as a player.
Blues and Blues-Rock
100 Classic Blues Licks
100 Classic Blues Licks is different to every other guitar lick book available. It’s not simply a cold list of licks, it is a breakdown of the playing styles of the world’s most important blues guitarists.
Jazz and Jazz-Fusion
100 Classic Jazz Licks
Along with extensive biographies, the musical style and language of 20 jazz greats is discussed and analysed through five signature, “in the style of”, defining licks.
Self Published e-Books
Additional E-Books for Guitarists
Below are three publications for guitarists which will soon be available to purchase directly from this site. Each book contains 25 lines (or exercises) for you to work on in your own practice schedule. Within each book there is a brief explanation of each individual line/exercise as well as a downloadable audio files to listen to.
I am planning to further extend and expand this e-book instructional series with several future music books coming out over the coming months. The existing three books are also fully updated and revised from the ones previously sold on Amazon.
25 Jazz Fusion Guitar Lines
Crossing the musical divide between jazz and rock, this books offers you 25 jazz fusion guitar lines to help you in developing authentic sounding fusion lines in solos. Audio files are included for each line in the book as well.
25 Technique Exercises for Guitar
Here are 25 technique building exercises specifically written for guitar and primarily designed to help improve your alternate picking technique. As with the other books listed here, there are audio examples of each exercise.
25 Jazz Bebop Guitar Lines
This books offers you 25 jazz bebop guitar lines to assist you in developing authentic sounding jazz lines in your improvisations. Audio files are included for each line and a brief explanation of the line and how it could applied in soloing.
What Readers are Saying...
"..Rather than being yet another "hot licks" style book, Pete Sklaroff 's 25 Jazz Fusion Lines for Guitar is an excellent starting point for creating your own jazz fusion style lines or for adding a Jazz fusion style flavour to your playing. The lines, each with an excellent description, detail the scale that has been used to construct the line, possible chord choices and the thought process behind the construction of the line.
The real value of this book is Pete Sklaroff's excellent explanation of each line which offers something for both the novice player and those with a wider knowledge of Jazz.."
Peter B.Amazon Buyer
"..Pete's book of lines does exactly what it suggests on the front, and does it really well.
None of the usually flowery philosophical preamble, just good solid lines and a helpful commentary.
Thanks to excellent audio sample that accompanies it, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this book to any guitarist at any level..."
Russ L.Amazon Buyer
"..I recently ordered this book and I must say that I am glad that I did! Beautiful lines - flawlessly executed.. If you are looking for some Jazz "vocabulary" that doesn't sound like exercises, I highly recommend this book. The MP3 recordings of each line played in context are invaluable..."
Mike W.Amazon Buyer
"..Perfect combination of the theory and practical playing over common jazz fusion chord changes!
I have been waiting for something like this for a long time! I love the format too!
Keep it up, Peter! Looking forward to more books from you..."
"..This book includes 5 sections of exercises primarily focused on improving technique and inter-hand co-ordination.
Rather than being another technique book of "get fast quick" exercises like so many on the market Pete Sklaroff takes a holistic approach with exercises based around finding and overcoming weaknesses in your own playing.
The value of this book is not simply the exercises but the detailed descriptions and summary.
The commentary demonstrates a clear understanding of the struggle that many players have with aspects of their technique and the authors approach is both insightful and clear
This book has lots to offer for beginners and advanced players and the writing style makes it easily accessible at all levels. I cannot recommend this authors work highly enough.."
Peter B.Amazon Buyer
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