Review of the Guitar Fretboard Workbook by Barrett Tagliarino

Here is another review that I have already published on, but now that I have owned this book for almost two months I can add to what you will read in my Amazon review, those thoughts will be posted under the review.

I have only recently purchased this book, so I can’t give an example of how well it has affected my long term playing, but as far as how much I have learned in only a few short weeks is nothing short of fantastic.

Barret teaches in such a way that makes learning the fretboard and note relationships seem so basic and easy, it makes me wonder why it has taken me so long to understand even some of the absolute basics.

I have learned more about root note relationships and their positions in the first 4 chapters of this book than any other book I have owned, not to say the information isn’t in the other books, but it’s the way Barrett goes about getting you to learn it.

Thanks Barret, 5 stars, and can’t wait to get the next book.


I also showed my brother this book, who by the way already has a great knowledge of the fretboard and note relationships and he was so impressed at the teaching methods used in this book that he wanted me to get him a copy, so the book is well suited for both beginner and advanced players.

Since using this book as part of my regular practice routine I am finding that the fretboard is simply opening up before my eyes.

My confidence in breaking out of the old scale patterns is becoming increasingly evident in my playing.

I am also gaining a whole new level of knowledge as far as building scales and finding them in any part of the guitar’s fretboard, and although I am still very much in the early stages of the book I can honestly say that it has been a huge revelation for me.

One of the biggest benefits from using this book is the level of enjoyment I am now getting from my playing. I can see those walls that have restricted my playing for so long starting to come crashing down as I am learning more and more through this book.

Guitar Fretboard Workbook: A Complete System for Understanding the Fretboard For Acoustic or Electric Guitar (Musicians Institute: Essential Concepts)

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