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Sound Innovations for Guitar Book 2

Sound Innovations for Guitar Book 2 Overview

Bill Purse and Aaron Stang bring years of extensive teaching and performing experience to Sound Innovations for Guitar.

Expanding upon the concepts in Book 1, Book 2 introduces new concepts including moving up the neck, sixteenth notes, speeding picking, playing power chords in higher positions, classical guitar fits, and more.

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Barre chords (major, minor, and seventh) are taught in context, allowing for better understanding. Barre chord introduction is starting by exploring the 5th and 6th strings as a prelude to moveable barre chord forms.

Videos are included, featuring explanations and demonstrations for all concepts and techniques, allowing for a more thorough and accurate understanding for students.

Accompaniments and performances are provided for every song in the book, plus specialized instruction tracks that convent new concepts and techniques, providing at-home lessons.

Real-world guitar skills are taught in order to keep your students progressing, including blues progressions and improvisation, power chords, palm muting, and more.

Plenty of repertoire is included in a variety of musical styles, providing plenty of reinforcement and practice materials.

Free resources online provide additional opportunities for student and teacher assessment of performances.

Teacher Help Line: The Sound Innovations for Guitar authors, Aaron Stang and Bill Purse, are available to answer teachers’ questions about using the method or implementing a guitar program. Email them at

Check out additional worksheets and reference materials here.

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