Not a theory book and not for dummies but excellent nonetheless,
This review is from: Guitar Theory for Dummies (Paperback)
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One of my major gripes with any product is if it does not do "what it says on the tin". In that sense this book fails because it really is not aimed at dummies and it is not a theory book and yet I'd still say this is excellent. What this does, and does better than most guitar tutorials that I have seen is present theory combined with practical application. Don't expect to learn much from this without a guitar in your hands but with one this is a great practical way to get to grips with theory. For example a lot of theory books will cover the concepts of keys, tonics and scales and in principle they are easy enough to understand this extends the theory with a few practical examples and a list of popular music that will give examples.
The only real complaint I have with this is a tendency to use too much simplified notation and tablature rather than staff notation but that's so common in guitar music that it's something I've come to expact rather than criticise.