This book delves deeply into playing in various keys and positions and Mel Bay’s musical thought process. Scales, chords and their inversions in the relative major/minor keys of C/A minor G /E minor, F/D minor, D/B minor, A/F# minor, B-flat/G minor, A-flat/F, and D-flat/B-flat minor are reviewed or presented for the first time. The author progressively introduces the theory behind diminished seventh and augmented chords with chord etudes and expertly arranged solos and duets interspersed. Includes exercises in reading melodic lines in the third, fourth and fifth positions as well as all chord forms in the second, third, fourth, fifth, seventh, and ninth positions. Concludes with the Cycle of Keys in fourths and fifths. Written in standard notation only. On completion of this book you’ll be well on your way to becoming an accomplished guitarist, with two grades yet to go!