oddtime wrote:I love the list but its a little overwhelming.
Yeah, I hear you
... I liked this list too -- and I have quite a few books on it, and I just bought the recommended Fernandes book (thanks for mentioning it: it is unique in some respects, very good) -- but otoh, I wonder if we get too taken by study materials of this sort. You can't really buy it all w/o financial ruin, and even if you could, you'd spend the rest of your life reading this stuff. Maybe just listening and playing is more important, or at least, it becomes so at some point of proficiency. I mean, there's tons and tons of advice literature; some of it good, some of it obviously written half-heartedly, purely in order to earn a couple of bucks (understandably: for most people, performing itself doesn't pay well)...
At least it'd be nice to set up something like an annotated
bibiography, kind of like in Gliese's book -- so that one could pick the books more immediately suitable to his situation. Otherwise it's just too many books, reading them will take all your time. And of course, this list, however extensive, is nothing next to what's available in general. Here's an idea: if you like a particular book, write an overview of it, from your personal standpoint. Maybe a separate thread can be given to each book started by someone's review of the book; with the ensuing discussion. That'll beat regular reviews posted on sites like A***n where, first, most reviews are stupid and nonspecific, and second, you can't trust them 'cause they look like they've been written by authors or publishers themselves to "move the merchandise" as it were. The congregants here, otoh, would be free from such motivations and in a better position to review guitar/music books to begin with. (And although I'm sure the industry could send their myrmidons here too, they would be easily outted and banished.)
What do you think?