I am a beginner and I watched a lot of different YouTube videos before purchasing this book and media files. I have only gotten through the first couple of lessons and he is a thorough and knowledgeable instructor, and I love his style. I’m looking forward to becoming a proficient player with his instructions.
The book concentrates on DAA tuning, not the DAD I'm set to as a beginner and for which most online beginner material is geared. Other than that, I find the information easy to understand and follow. If I ever get around to changing the tuning I'll use this as a reference. For now, like other reviewers, this is on the shelf.
Looks good,may help to already have a little knowledge of music.That being said happy with my purchase.
I bought this book because I love the playing of Bing Futch and I thought it would be a good way to learn to play. There are issues with his musical notation and he is not consistent in representing the notes on the treble clef. I found that confusing. Also, I think that he focuses on too many modes for a beginner. I would have preferred to start in one mode and learn the basics and then move to another mode rather than changing modes and tuning all the time. That is just my opinion. I intend to get back to this book later but for now it’s on the shelf.
I thought the book was great. Mostly my fault. I stick to DAD tuning and much of the material was for various other tunings. Therefore it’s use for me was limited.