"Music Theory for Guitarists" is exactly as the title advertises. Tom Serb walks the reader through the basics of sound, rhythm, notes, rests, time classifications and signatures, pitch, clefs, scales and modes, chromatic scales, intervals, triads, chord inversions, extended chords, transposition, and chord progressions and cadences. Just under half of the book is dedicated to music theory itself without any particular application to guitar work. This is the section that covers things like notes, rests, and other items that apply to music in general. On page 41 he starts moving the reader into applying this knowledge to guitars and further developing your knowledge of music. For the serious guitarist who wants to know more than how to strum a handful of chords as backup, is a recommended text.