These essential fretboard patterns are roadmaps that all great acoustic guitarists know and use. By studying them, you'll learn to play lead andrhythm and chords and progressions anywhere on the fretboard, in any ke y and in a variety of styles. You'll expand your chord vocabulary and learn to think musically, the way the pros do. Each chapter presents a pattern and shows how to use it, along with playing tips and guitar insights. An absolute beginner can follow the diagrams and instruction from thebeginning. Intermediate and advanced players can use the chapters non-s equentially to increase their understanding of the guitar. The CD includes demos of all the exercises as well as six practice tracks to help youlearn six different soloing techniques.