This book is a continuation of Volumes I and II, Modern Method for Guitar.
Most of the terms and techniques are directly evolved from material pre-
sented in them. Fingerings for (two octave) scales and arpeggios are de-
veloped to the ultimate... in that any other patterns that you may discover
will consist of nothing more than combinations of two or more of those
presented here. Three octave patterns will be shown in a latter volume, but
many can be worked out with the aid of the position to position fingerings
on pages 76 and 77.
With regard to chords and harmony, diagrams are totally dispensed with
and everything is worked out from a knowledge of chord spelling and the
construction of voicings. There will be further development later in this
area of study also.
Mastery of the "right hand rhythms" pages should enable you to perform
any rhythmic combinations that may confront you at any time.. .assuming,
of course, that you have the ability to "swing". (If this property is lacking
then perhaps you had better throw the pick away. )
Should you be fortunate 'enuff to possess a creative soul, the pages devoted
to chord and scale relationships will be (I'm sure) a rather large help.....
In any event this knowledge can certainly keep you out of trouble when you
have some on the spot "filling" to do.
As in the preceding volumes, all music is original and has been created
especially for the presentation and perfection of the lesson material.
... Once again, all the best and good luck.
William G. Leavitt
It is important that the following material be covered in consecutive order.
The index on page 158 is for reference purposes only and will prove valuable
for review or concentration on specific techniques.