Harvey Reid Books

Harvey Reid has written a number of books, mostly about guitar. Here is the list, with descriptions and info on where to find them.

Title
Description STATUS
Year

The Troubadour Guitar Chord Book

A Complete Library of Chords in Standard Tuning

Capo Voodoo- The Cut Capo Partial Capo Chord Book
The best, most complete and readable standard-tuning chord encyclopedia, it's an essential new reference too, and a monumental and important new work. Features over 2900 open and closed-string voicings, optimized and selected for solo acoustic and troubadour-style guitarists. Other encyclopedias of chords are for jazz only.

 

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2013

Capo Voodoo- BOOK 5

Secrets of the Universal Partial Capo

Capo Voodoo- The Cut Capo Partial Capo Chord Book
An astounding 33 ways to use a 4 or 5-string shortened partial capo on your guitar. With over 900 chords showing beginners, songwriters & professionals where to put the capo and where to find the amazing new sounds. The 94 pages are jammed with photos, diagrams, tips, tricks, advice and lots of great chords.

 

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2012

Capo Voodoo- BOOK 4

Secrets of Partial Capos in DADGAD Tuning

Capo Voodoo- The Cut Capo Partial Capo Chord Book
Most people think partial capos are for imitating open tunings, and don't realize that they can be combined with any tuning. This book shows 27 ways to explore this hidden dimension in your guitar. If you play in DADGAD tuning, youy need this book

 

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2012

Capo Voodoo- BOOK 3

Secrets of 1 & 2-String Partial Capos

Capo Voodoo- The Cut Capo Partial Capo Chord Book
How to use the mysterious Woodie's G-Band 1 and 2-string partial capos. 33 clever ways to get new music with these capos, in standard tuning as well as in DADGAD and some other common tunings.

 

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2012

Capo Voodoo- BOOK 2

Secrets of 4 & 5-String Partial Capos

Capo Voodoo- The Cut Capo Partial Capo Chord Book
Dozens of ingenious ways to use a shortened 4 or 5-string partial capo to play new music. RECENTLY EXPANDED, with 47 ideas now.

 

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2011

Capo Voodoo- BOOK 1

Secrets of the 3-String Partial Capo

The "Cut Capo" Chord Book

Capo Voodoo- The Cut Capo Partial Capo Chord Book
24 ways to use the 3-string "E-sus" partial capo on guitar. The "Missing Manual" for this now-popular partial capo, with over 1200 chords showing beginners, songwriters & professionals where to put the capo and where to find the amazing new chords. 98 pages packed with photos, diagrams, tips, tricks, advice and lots of great chords.

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2010
The Wreck of the Isidore: A Glimpse Into Maine's Hidden History
Wreck o the Isidore Book & CD
102 page premium quality hardback color book, with a 13-song CD included. Tells the story of this once-famous local shipwreck and how it illuminates the rich local history of Southern Maine. (Harvey wrote 4 songs relating to it that appear on this CD along with 9 other nautical themed instrumentals. READ MORE

available on this web site

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2009
The Song Train
Song Train- Beginning Guitar Songbook Technically, it is a 4-CD boxed set recording, but it has a beautiful, 80-page hardback book that is a must for any beginning guitar player - filled with valuable information for anyone starting out in music

still in print / available on this web site or at www.songtrain.net

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2007
Modern Folk Guitar
320 pages- the first college textbook for folk guitar / originally published by Alfred Knopf, re-printed by McGraw-Hill, now belongs to Woodpecker Records

out of print/ scheduled to be republished in 2014

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1984
Duck Soup Guitar
Using the partial capo for beginning guitar. Several clever ways to greatly simplify guitar chord fingerings to allow children, adult bginners and people with special needs to play full-sounding chords and 3-chord songs right away

still in print available from Woodpecker Records . Recently upgraded and expanded. NOW AVAILABLE FROM AMAZON

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1983
Sleight of Hand

Instrumental guitar arrangements for the universal (Third Hand or Spider Capo) partial capo, mostly fingerstyle but a little flatpicking. TAB & standard notation.

Revised and upgraded in 2011.

 

 

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Suite: For the Duchess and Für Elise from the #105 album. Includes Scarborough Fair, Minuet in Dm, Flowers of Edinburgh, Simple Gifts, Sally Goodin‘, Irish Washerwoman, Pavanne, Minuet in Dm, Red-Haired Boy, June Apple, Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring, Devil's Dream, Sally Goodin', Scherzo, Shenandoah, Greensleeves, Sailor's Hornpipe, Fisher's Hornpipe

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1983
Capo Inventions
Instrumental guitar arrangements for the Esus partial capo/ with CD included / TAB and standard notation, with lots of explanations and tips. Intermediate to expert level.

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Skye Boat Song, Highwire Hornpipe, Windy Grave , Hard Times, The Unknown Soldier, Suite: For the Duchess, The Arkansas Traveler, The Minstrel Boy, Red in the Sky, Prelude to the Minstrel’s Dream, Norway Suite: Parts 1 &2, Star Island Jig, Macallan’s Jig. BUY NOW

2006
The Partial Capo Handbook
Not Yet
extensive, 350-page book all about the partial capo. Songs, chords, explanations, examples, everything all in one place at last. available in 2011 - Harvey is working hard on it right now
2010
A New Frontier in Guitar

the first book about the partial capo

free PDF download

Out of print / collector's item. Probably the first book ever published using desktop publishing technology. (Xerox Alto computer/ Diablo laser printer/ Scribe software )
May 1980
   

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