Collin Bay, |
Glossary of Guitar Terms
(Mel Bay, 2013)
But with Glossary of Guitar Terms by Collin Bay, the publisher seems to be grasping for pennies.
The book provides a labeled map of an electric and an acoustic guitar. That's one page. It offers a roughly illustrated lexicon of words and phrases associated with the guitar -- entries such as "accent," "alternate picking," "capo," "fingerstyle," "lyrics," "pentatonic scale," "power trio," "singer-songwriter" and "strumming." That's seven pages -- most of the definitions are quite short and very basic. And, there's probably the most useful page for a beginning guitarist, a guitar fingerboard chart.
That's it. Nine pages of elementary-level information. Mel Bay's asking price? $6.99. That's, what, 77 cents a page?
Let me give you a tip: You can find much more detailed glossaries online for free. Want it in book form? Hit print and buy a binder for less than a dollar. There, I just saved you six bucks.
If we ever meet, buy me a Coke and we'll call it square.
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28 September 2013
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