On the 'tube

Rick Beato rocks a Streamliner 2420

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Rick livestreams, using an unamplified 2420 acoustically to demonstrate some guitar-educational principles.

He doesn't talk about the guitar, but there it is, front and center for the whole episode.

(It's a couple minutes in before he picks it up.)

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I like this guy, he always has huge content in his videos. I've learned a lot from him over the past couple of years, he definitely keeps my interest and I've supported his efforts by buying his book.

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Does anyone else (besides Wade H) have Rick Beato's book? How is it? Is it pretty dense or can you progress through it at a good pace? Has it influenced how you play since you have had it? Was it a good investment of $50? What was the best thing that you took from it and made your own?

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Kudos! Wish I could play like that. Much to learn.

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Hi Ric, The Beato Book has a huge amount of music theory, written on a collage level, I bought it about 2 months ago. I already had a basic knowledge of music theory, from 6 years of piano lessons, 8 years of band, and 3 years of theory in High School, this book goes far beyond basic theory. I graduated High School in 1978, so much of what I learned had faded.

It's fairly easy to understand if you take your time with it. It's over 400 pages long and covers just about everything a musician would like to know. I'm working with Modal Modulation right now, attempting to improve my songwriting skills.

Rick Beato runs 25% discounts from time to time, which is how I bought it. I was a little overwhelmed with it at first, but I slowed down a bit, and took my time to absorb the material. Having a piano or keyboard is helpful, especially if you already read music.

It's a no nonsense approach to music theory, and you will need to focus your attention on the material. There are no superfluous words or diagrams, every word and notation is important. It's a tremendous bang for your buck, especially if you can take advantage of a 25% discount offer.

I can highly recommend The Beato Book, and I'm completely satisfied with my purchase of it. I think that there is something in it for any musician who wants to get serious about learning music theory, or add to an already existing foundation.

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Wade, does it simply go into the theory, or does it also discuss with practical illustrations of how to apply that theory to your own playing?

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Ric, Beato gives a tremendous amount of examples of arpeggios and chord relationships, that can be applied to your improvisational playing. There are over a hundred pages of chord charts, showing the dots on a graphic representation of the fretboard, however the section on arpeggios is written in sheet music form. There are no tablatures, only music notation on the 5 line staff in treble clef, it's necessary to read music to get the most out of the book. I haven't gotten into the section on arpeggios yet, but I think I'll work the first few out on the keyboard, then adapt it to the guitar. Although I am fluent reading music on some instruments (piano, violin trombone), I am not a strong sight reader on the guitar, that's one thing I'm hoping to fix by forcing myself to read on my guitar.


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