Author Kevin Kriescher Releases ‘Play Guitar’

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New book brings theory and mechanics of playing guitar to light in unique way.

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I reduce harmonic possibility – for any instrument – and apply it to fingerboard instruments like the guitar, Kriescher says.

In this delightful colored book, “Play Guitar” (published by Xlibris), author Kevin Kriescher explains harmonic possibilities on the guitar in terms that experienced players and beginners alike will understand. Anyone who shares Kriescher's love for the guitar will gain from reading this book.

Believing that music is easiest to comprehend in mathematical terms, Kriescher begins by deriving the western chromatic scale from its antecedents. He then adapts the circular symmetry of music to the rectilinear geometry of the fret board. The many charts and tablature diagrams contained herein are wieldy and easily copied in color for music stands.

Kriescher masterfully uses symmetry to expedite the reader's understanding of scales, sequences and inversions on the guitar. The substance and method of instruction used in “Play Guitar” are refreshingly straight forward, emphasizing musical possibility and creativity without imitation of any subgenre/musician.

“I reduce harmonic possibility – for any instrument – and apply it to fingerboard instruments like the guitar,” Kriescher says.

“Play Guitar”
By Kevin Kriescher
Hardcover | 8.5x11in | 56 pages | ISBN 9781503574663
Softcover | 8.5x11in | 56 pages | ISBN 9781503574656
E-Book | 56 pages | ISBN 9781503574670
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Kevin Kriescher also teaches physics.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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