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Help us print this new version full of enriched chords and uncommon scales and bring it to the guitar players of the world !
Help us print this new version full of enriched chords and uncommon scales and bring it to the guitar players of the world !
Help us print this new version full of enriched chords and uncommon scales and bring it to the guitar players of the world !
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Discovering music theory alone without knowing how to read sheet music is a tall order, I know it well. I managed to find in great books the notions of harmony, intervals and chords, but had a hard time deciphering sheet music notations.

Découvrir la théorie musicale seul, sans le solfège, est un défi de taille, j'en sais quelquechose. J'ai réussi à découvrir dans des livres de référence les notions d'harmonie, d'intervalles et d'accords, en déchiffrant difficilement les parties en solfège.

some of the main sources of the GuitarCookBook
some of the main sources of the GuitarCookBook

The GuitarCookBook is a "harmony on a guitar cheatsheet" born 2 years ago after a first successful french crowdfunding. It has already seduced nearly a thousand guitar players with its convenient chords and scales diagrams. This crowdfunding will help me print the new version I've been working on, adding enriched chords and new scales. It will also help me promote it and distribute it worldwide.

Le GuitarCookBook est une antisèche de l'harmonie à la guitare née il y a deux ans d'une première levée de fonds réussie. Il a déjà séduit presque un millier de guitaristes, pour la plupart Français. Cette levée de fonds permettra d'imprimer la nouvelle version complétée entre autres, des accords enrichis et encore de nouvelles gammes et me permettra de couvrir les premiers frais de communication et de distribution à l'international.

french guitar player extraordinaire Seb Garsia and his GuitarCookBook
french guitar player extraordinaire Seb Garsia and his GuitarCookBook

In short, the French GuitarCookBook is a tool that will :

  • help you discover any chord, from powerchords to enriched 13th chords
  • make you discover and learn new scales, from rookie pentatonic to harmonic, indian, japanese, oriental, symmetrical scales and more (over 120 scales)
  • ease your use of scales and modes, with diagrams of every position, in any key
  • show you which chords are contained in any key, in any scale
  • help you build your own chord/scales/modes/arpeggios shapes
  • make you discover music theory easily,
  • help you compose, 
  • all of that without having to know how to read music.

In the GuitarCookbook, beginners will discover the basics : intervals, chord building and scales. Teachers will use it as a teaching document to illustrate concepts (harmonization, modes ...) to students who do not read sheet music yet. Composers and songwriters will use the harmonization of all scales in all keys with all types of chords to create fresh chords progressions. Advanced guitarists will be able to add new sonorities to their playing through uncommon scales associated with enriched chords of all kinds, or create acrobatic modulations, or creative harmonic progressions. Shredders will use the book to set their guitar neck on fire, tapping, sweeping, string skipping...

En bref, le GuitarCookBook est un outil qui va :

  • vous aider à découvrir les accords, du powerchord à l'accord de 13ème
  • vous faire découvrir de nouvelles gammes, depuis la penta de base, modes grecs, jusqu'à des gammes indiennes, japonaises, orientales ou symétriques (plus de 120 gammes et modes),
  • faciliter votre apprentissage et utilisation des gammes avec des schémas de toutes les positions, dans toutes les tonalités,
  • vous montrer quels accords sont contenus dans chaque tonalité, pour toutes les gammes,
  • vous aider à créer vos propres formes et positions d'accords, gammes, modes ou arpèges
  • vous faire découvrir l'harmonie simplement
  • vous aider à composer,
  • tout ça sans avoir à savoir lire le solfège.

Les débutants y découvriront les bases : intervalles et construction des accords, découverte des gammes. Les professeurs pourront s'en servir de support pédagogique pour illustrer certains concepts (harmonisation, modes...) pour les élèves ne lisant pas encore le solfège. Les compositeurs et songwriters pourront utiliser les harmonisations de toutes les gammes dans toutes les tonalités avec tous types d'accords pour créer simplement des enchainements d'accords créatifs. Les guitaristes avancés pourront ajouter de nouvelles sonorités à leur jeu au travers de gammes peu courantes, associées à des accords enrichis de toutes sortes, ou créer des modulations acrobatiques, ou des marches harmoniques créatives. Les shredders utiliseront les schémas pour mettre le feu à leur manche, en tapping, sweeping, string skipping...

Every musical modes, in every key, with their relative chords...
Every musical modes, in every key, with their relative chords...

What about the guitars ? Guitar geek as I am, I want to share the pleasure of beautiful guitars. www.wildcustomguitars.com a company of high-end French luthiers that had supported me since day one had the great kindness to accept that I use photos of their instruments to illustrate this 2nd edition of my book. So you will enjoy the view of their last finest bespoke guitars as you practice scales, chords and everything in between.

et les guitares ? En passionné de la pratique, mais aussi de l’instrument, je veux partager le plaisir des belles grattes. L’équipe de Wild Customs Guitars (www.wildcustomguitars.com), une entreprise de lutherie haut de gamme française qui me soutient depuis le premier jour a eu l’immense gentillesse d’accepter que j’utilise des photos de leurs instruments pour illustrer cette seconde version de mon ouvrage. Vous pourrez donc en travaillant sur vos gammes et accords, profiter de la vue de leurs splendides guitares.

WildCustomGuitars master builder Ju in the workshop
WildCustomGuitars master builder Ju in the workshop

 If you have any question on the book, the project or the birds and the bees, contact me through kickstarter, or on the facebook page : www.facebook.com/guitarcookbook !

Si vous avez des questions à propos de ce projet, ce livre ou sur les choux et les roses, contactez moi à travers ce kickstarter, ou sur la page fecbook : www.facebook.com/guitarcookbook !

Risks and challenges

With my experience with the previous version of the GuitarCookBook, I'm used to pack and ship books so I don't fear any problem other than having to push back the shipping date of some rewards if it turns to be an extremely popular campaign.

Avec l'expérience que j'ai acquise grâce à la première version du GuitarCookBook, j'ai l'habitude d'expédier des livres, donc je ne redoute rien, à part peut-être devoir repousser un peu la date d'envoi de certaines contreparties si cette campagne devait avoir beaucoup de succès.

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    Thank you !

    A big thank you for your help ! Nothing will be sent, but the universe will surely send you some good guitar mojo. Plus you get 100 karma points !
    Un grand merci pour votre aide ! Rien ne sera envoyé, mais vous recevrez de l'univers plein de mojo, excellent pour votre karma !

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    Discover one page...

    Receive a brochure presenting a glimpse of the GuitarCookBook : all church modes (major/minor scale) in every key, every position presented with the chords they contain : enough to get a guitar player busy for years !
    Recevez un dépliant qui vous présente le contenu du GuitarCookBook, avec les modes grecs (gammes majeure et mineur) dans toutes les positions, toutes les tonalités, avec leurs accords relatifs. De quoi occuper un guitariste des années !

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    FR : la version iBook (Apple seulement)

    Vous recevrez un code pour télécharger la version iBook (seulement Apple, en Français seulement). Prenez bonne note que cette version ne sera mise à jour avec le nouveau contenu qu'au premier trimestre 2017.

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    the earliest bird GuitarCookBook

    Receive one GuitarCookBook at only a portion of its future retail price.
    Recevez un exemplaire du GuitarCookBook pour une bouchée de pain !

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    the early bird GuitarCookBook

    Receive one GuitarCookBook cheaper than its future retail price.
    Recevez un exemplaire du GuitarCookBook pour moins cher que son futur prix en magasin.

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    the GuitarCookBook

    Receive one GuitarCookBook before it hits the stores.
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    the signed GuitarCookBook

    Receive one GuitarCookBook personally hand signed by the author before it hits the stores.
    Recevez un exemplaire du GuitarCookBook signé à la main par l'auteur avant son arrivée en magasin.

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    Duo pack !

    Get two GuitarCookBooks !
    Deux GuitarCookBooks !

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    Hand signed Duo pack !

    Get two hand signed GuitarCookBooks !
    Deux GuitarCookBooks signés par l'auteur !

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    Your name in every GuitarCookBook

    As a generous donator, your name will be printed in the thank you page of the GuitarCookBook so each reader knows how lordly you helped this book to exist.
    En tant que généreux donateur, votre nom sera imprimé dans la page de remerciements pour que chaque lecteur puisse savoir avec quelle élégance vous avez permis au GuitarCookBook d'exister.

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    Trio pack !

    Get three GuitarCookBooks !
    Trois GuitarCookBooks !

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    Hand signed Trio pack !

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    Trois GuitarCookBooks signés par l'auteur !

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    Your name in every GuitarCookBook X2

    As a generous donator, your name and your best friend's will be printed in the thank you page of the GuitarCookBook so each reader knows how lordly you helped this book to exist.
    En tant que généreux donateur, votre nom et celui de la personne de votre choix seront imprimés dans la page de remerciements pour que chaque lecteur puisse savoir avec quelle élégance vous avez permis au GuitarCookBook d'exister.

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    pack of 10 !

    10 GuitarCookBooks, at the retailers price !
    10 exemplaires du GuitarCookBook, au prix revendeurs !

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    pack of 20 for schools/resellers

    20 GuitarCookBooks for your store or guitar school !
    20 exemplaires du GuitarCookBook pour votre magasin ou école de musique !

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    pack of 50 for schools/resellers

    50 GuitarCookBooks for your store or guitar school !
    50 exemplaires du GuitarCookBook pour votre magasin ou école de musique !

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