The Essential Guitar Patterns That All the Pros Know and Use. These essential fretboard patterns are roadmaps that all great acoustic guitarists know and use. By studying them, you'll learn to play lead and rhythm and chords and progressions anywhere on the fretboard, in any key and in a variety of styles. You'll expand your chord vocabulary and learn to think musically, the way the pros do. Each chapter presents a pattern and shows how to use it, along with playing tips and guitar insights. An absolute beginner can follow the diagrams and instruction from the beginning. Intermediate and advanced players can use the chapters non-sequentially to increase their understanding of the guitar. The CD includes demos of all the exercises as well as six practice tracks to help you learn six different soloing techniques. Softcover with CD - TAB. ©2007. Book & CD, 80 pages.