Pentatonic Pathways

by Michael J Relf in United Kingdom


£1,000 target 5 days left
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This project will only be funded if at least £1,000 is pledged by 25th October 2020 at 10:54am

I am here to fund the completion of a book project that will help beginner stage guitarists in learning to read musical notation.

by Michael J Relf in United Kingdom

This project is to fund the completion of a book series that will help beginner stage guitarists in learning to read musical notation, as well as gain confidence with improvising and being creative. A lot like the 'chose your own adventure' books, learners will be able to make choices on where next to go and how to management their own development as they progress.

Funding will pay for audio recording in a studio with real musicians, so that students will have the best experience as they play along with the backing tracks. Money will also go towards more artwork commissions (book two is also nearly complete but doesn't have a cover) and also trial print runs and promotional copies that will help to refine the product as we move forwards. 

I have been a musical educator and touring musician for many years, as well as a musical examiner for an international exam board. My experience tells me that people will enjoy these workbooks and I also feel passionate about bridging the gap that so many mid-level guitarists face in the working world (owing to a lack of good notation reading). They will also be learning through a very specific method that uses five note (pentatonic) scales and makes the information really stick, thanks to the Pathway Wheel (explained in the video). 

Thank you for your interest so far. I'm very happy to answer any questions that may arise as you consider your contributions. 


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Donation

Maybe you're not interested in the book, but I sure would love your help with the funding. Thanks in advance. :)

£15 or more

Posted Pre-Order

You'll be first in the list to receive the final copy of Book One in the post. The play along audio will be finished and you'll be good to get cracking! Enjoy...

£35 or more

2 of 30 claimed

Posted Pre-Order and a 1-1 Online Lesson

You'll also get the first batch of physical Book One (with Audio), in the post but will also receive a 30 minute 1-1 lesson to help improve your existing guitar playing! Or to get your journey started. This can be used before the books are even finished and will most likely take place over Zoom.

£50 or more

2 of 15 claimed

Book One & 1 hr Zoom lesson!

The posted Book One (with Audio) and a full one hour 1-1 lesson over Zoom. A longer chance to get started on your guitar journey or to sharpen existing skills. Any topic(s) of your choice, I'm just here to help you improve. :) Feel free to use the lesson before the book is ready for shipping.

Let's make 'Pentatonic Pathways' happen

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