A Scales and Modes book assumes you have no prior knowledge of music or playing the guitar. It teaches the essential techniques of guitar, with all scales explained, along with how to read traditional music notation, guitar TAB, and rhythm notation. The accompanying CDs contain several jam-along tracks for you to play your solos over, or improvise with. There are sections on tuning, chord types and a glossary of musical terms. After completing the book, you will be ready to play in a band or perform solo.