Meet SIGIL—the new language of guitar. Guitarists who want to improvise and compose, from novice to advanced, will find SIGIL works like a decoder ring for the guitar, yet it's simple enough to keep in one's head. Visualize the whole fretboard. Gain portable knowledge of modes, scales, and intervals without wall charts. This is guitar study re-engineered for every level. Create more interesting solos. Break through your lull or stall. Decrypt the instrument and unleash your play. The authors are a seasoned musician with albums under his belt and a lively storyteller who walk you through the toolset with eye-opening and sometimes hilarious examples. Many of us want to decrypt the instrument and unleash our play, but the study of music, particularly guitar, is fraught with complex theorems and diagrams, rote memorization, arcane reference points, and archaic devices. Most of what's occurring in guitar instruction is not new. There's been very little innovation in almost 600 years. Most guitar books are a rehash of tools invented centuries ago that turn the process into a slog. It's time for a new language. You will not find chord charts, scale patterns, mode charts, wheel of 5ths diagrams, or similar traditional devices in The Guitar Decoder Ring. This is an entirely new and portable language for the instrument that works everywhere, all the time, and does all of it faster and more simply. This book will equip you with a simple, portable, 5-letter alphabet and show you how to use it in every category of learning and progress to tear up the wall charts. Players will find new avenues for their creative energy and intelligence. Instructors will have a gold-standard go-to book for equipping learners at EVERY level.