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Anyone here have the Rick Beato Book?

Discussion in 'Theory and Technique' started by Cardamonfrost, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. Cardamonfrost

    Cardamonfrost Gold Member

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    Hi All, I am looking for some reviews. Not sure I want to shell out (about) 60$ for a pdf.

    I love his videos, and a lot of the time I like the way he explains stuff.

    C
     
  2. Rozz

    Rozz Gold Member

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    I do. My brother bought me a copy. I look at it like an encyclopedia. Good for reference, but it isn't a course. At the time he bought it, it was had-written and not searchable. Not sure if that has changed.
     
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  3. Cardamonfrost

    Cardamonfrost Gold Member

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    huh... good info Rozz, thank you.

    Are there exercises at all, or pure reference?

    I believe its still handwritten. Are there other books you know of that are similar?

    Great thanks!
     
  4. Dorian2

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    Great question. @Rozz , how does he break down the chapters and cover the concepts? I need a good refresher on a lot of things I've forgotten since the 90's..
     
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    @Cardamonfrost

    Hi guys most of it it is general theory maybe 75-80% and the rest is advanced concepts for guitar players. To be honest I only perused it when I first got it. It reminded me of an encyclopedia.I probably would have looked at it more if there was a TOC that linked to the different chapters or concepts. I will see if I can dig it up and look through it to give you guys better answers.
     
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    Found it quicker than I thought I would lol. Here is the TOC. I had to split it up because it is so many characters If you guys want any info on the chapters I can look it up for you...within reason. ;-)

    Table of Contents
    Forward................................................................................................................................................3
    Chapter 1: Theory and Harmony..........................................................................................................7
    Interval Names and Symbols...........................................................................................................7
    Naming Intervals.............................................................................................................................8
    Enharmonic Intervals.....................................................................................................................10
    Chords and their formulars............................................................................................................11
    Building Diatonic Triads.................................................................................................................12
    Building Diatonic Seventh Chords..................................................................................................13
    Major Scale (Triads & Seventh)......................................................................................................14
    Natural Minor Scale.......................................................................................................................15
    Melodic Minor Scale......................................................................................................................16
    Harmonic Minor Scale...................................................................................................................17
    Harmonic Major Scale....................................................................................................................18
    Double Harmonic Major Scale.......................................................................................................19
    More About Seventh Chords...........................................................................................................20
    Suspended Triads and other three note structures.......................................................................21
    Chord Scales..................................................................................................................................23
    Chord Families and Their Scales......................................................................................................25
    Scale Degree Names and Basic Progressions.................................................................................28
    More About Roman Numeral Analysis..........................................................................................32
    Cycle of FiDh and Back Cycling.......................................................................................................34
    Roman Numeral Analysis and Chord Scale Choice........................................................................35
    Basic Rules for Chord Subs%tu%ons...............................................................................................37
    Triad and Seventh Chords over Bass Notes and Polychords..........................................................51
    Triads Over Bass Notes...................................................................................................................54
    Reharmoniza%on and Chord Subs%tu%ons....................................................................................60
    Advanced Reharmoniza%ons.........................................................................................................62
    Reharmoniza%on of Standard Forms.............................................................................................75
    Common Tone Reharmoniza%on...................................................................................................77
    Modal Harmony and Theory..........................................................................................................80
    Sharp and Flat Direc%on Modal Modula%on.................................................................................82
    Resolu%on Tendencies Between Modal Groups............................................................................88
    Voiceleading..................................................................................................................................89
     
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    Chapter 2: Chord Forms......................................................................................................................93
    Triad (and Suspension) Chord Forms.............................................................................................93
    Drop Voicings..............................................................................................................................101
    Triads Over Bass Notes.................................................................................................................174
    Spread triads over bass notes......................................................................................................193
    Quartal Voicings..........................................................................................................................215
    Skipped String Voicings................................................................................................................234
    Open String Voicings....................................................................................................................239
    Polychords (Triads over Triads)....................................................................................................250
    Using Comping Voicings in new Ways..........................................................................................253
    Construc%ng Chord Scales...........................................................................................................254
    Diminished Scale Voicings............................................................................................................264
    Stretch Voicings...........................................................................................................................268
    Chordal Lines (ii7 V7 Imaj7)..............................................................................................................272
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    Chapter 3: Scales and Arpeggios.......................................................................................................275
    Mode (Scale) Prac%ce..................................................................................................................275
    Close Posi%on Fingerings.............................................................................................................284
    Scales With Two Notes Per String..................................................................................................287
    Diatonic Intervals........................................................................................................................294
    Diatonic Arpeggios......................................................................................................................295
    Seventh Chord Arpeggios............................................................................................................298
    Seventh Chord Arpeggios Root 6.................................................................................................300
    Seventh Chord Arpeggios Root 5.................................................................................................306
    Bitonal Arpeggios........................................................................................................................312
    More About Prac%cing Scales and Arpeggios...............................................................................322
    Chapter 4: Linear Studies.................................................................................................................324
    ii V I Progressions........................................................................................................................324
    ii7 V7 Imaj7 Subs%tute Pa1erns........................................................................................................336
    Turnarounds................................................................................................................................338
    Turnarounds Over Four Measures................................................................................................340
    Turnaround Subs%tues.................................................................................................................343
    Cycle of Fiths...............................................................................................................................344
    Cycle of FiDh Exercise..................................................................................................................346
    Pentatonic Scales.........................................................................................................................347
    Triadic Superimposi%on...............................................................................................................352
    Seventh Chord Superimposi%on..................................................................................................361
    Hybrid Arpeggios........................................................................................................................368
    Playing Over Unusual Resolu%ons................................................................................................373
    Melodic Ideas (Stackes)...............................................................................................................378
    Modes: Linear Approach..............................................................................................................385
    Modal Mixture............................................................................................................................403
    Using One Interval Set Over Many Chords..................................................................................405
    Outside Playing Over One Chord.................................................................................................409
    Chroma%cism And Twelve Tone Applica%ons..............................................................................413
    Twelve Tone Triadic Formulas......................................................................................................416
    Modal Shapes.............................................................................................................................425
    Unorthodox LeD Hand Techniques..............................................................................................428
    Modern Linear Examples.............................................................................................................429
    Pedal Point Soloing......................................................................................................................433
    Chapter 5: Technique and Prac%ce...................................................................................................436
    Bass Lines....................................................................................................................................436
    Comping Rhythms........................................................................................................................446
    Solos Over Standard Forms..........................................................................................................447
    Prac%cing.....................................................................................................................................457
     
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  9. Rozz

    Rozz Gold Member

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    My buddy Carl is an instructor and has a degree in music, he would know better than I would. What exactly are you looking for? I can ask him for a recommendation.
     
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    I just noticed I have another copy called the Beatto Book 2.2, which I assume my brother gave me as well and it isn't hand written. It still has the same hand-written/sketched Chapter Intro pages, but the rest is text. The TOC is still not linked, but it is searchable.
     
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    That is better than the C&P I did thx. . I should probably have take a screen shot:
    beatto_1.jpg
     
  12. From the Beato Book purchase page...
     
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  13. Dorian2

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    Thanks much!! Looks like a great 1 book reference.
     
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  14. Cardamonfrost

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    460 pages?! Wow. I don't think there is anything in there for me at the moment. I need something a bit more focussed.

    I am just finishing up Ted Dunbars book; A system of tonal convergence for improvisers composers and arrangers. none of it makes any sense, lol. Most of the 'regular' rules are thrown out the window and I get the feeling that Beatos book is similar. ULTRA advanced.

    Thank you for all of the info.
    C
     
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    Rozz Gold Member

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    I didn't know there was one, I guess I could have searched
    No problem.

    Beato's book starts at the most basic level, but it is bare bones. As an example the Harmonic Minor Scale is one page. It has the formula for the scale and the 7 modes on one page. That is what I meant when I said it reminded me of an encyclopedia, it is like a reference source, not a text book.
     
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