Fretboard Theory for Guitar: Many guitar players can spend years playing chords, riffs and scale patterns without knowing really what they are playing. It seems the beginning guitarist can go for about two to three years before falling into a rut. I find most guitarists do not actually practice. They spend the majority of their time playing songs and trying to learn the latest riff from their friend. Why is this not practicing? Because most of us just learned a pattern but missed the understanding of the music behind the pattern. This is where the rut starts. It's like memorizing a poem, regurgitating it and thinking you are a poet. You just missed all the elements that make up a great poem. This book was written in hopes of taking you to a new level. A true understanding of music and how you create it, not just repeat it. This book was designed with the absolute beginner in mind or the intermediate guitarist who is stuck in a rut.