Mcfadden thesis will blow your mind...

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Mcfadden thesis will blow your mind...

Post by 2handband » Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:30 pm

Go to the university of Toronto website and download the doctoral thesis on fretboad harmony by Jeffrey Mcfadden. It's by no means comprehensive and I think a few things could have been done better, but it's the best treatise on theory for the classical guitarist I have seen. Chapter 3 is where the real meat can be found.

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Re: Mcfadden thesis will blow your mind...

Post by markodarko » Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:41 pm

Can't seem to find it, Mr. 2. Do you have a link?
Negative, I am a meat popsicle.

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Re: Mcfadden thesis will blow your mind...

Post by 2handband » Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:52 pm

Gimme two hours and I'll be at home in front of my laptop. Copy/paste on my phone never works as advertised.

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Re: Mcfadden thesis will blow your mind...

Post by markodarko » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:01 pm

:D thanks, and no rush.
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Re: Mcfadden thesis will blow your mind...

Post by pmiklitz » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:22 pm

markodarko wrote:Can't seem to find it, Mr. 2. Do you have a link?
Googling McFadden Thesis yields:

Mod edit:Deep link removed; please see the forum rules on this topic here.


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Re: Mcfadden thesis will blow your mind...

Post by 2handband » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:38 pm

And there it is. Thanks Peter.

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Re: Mcfadden thesis will blow your mind...

Post by markodarko » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:46 pm

pmiklitz wrote:Googling McFadden Thesis yields:
Thanks, Peter - although as a heads-up, a direct link to a PDF will eventually be removed by a mod.
Negative, I am a meat popsicle.

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Re: Mcfadden thesis will blow your mind...

Post by EricKatz » Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:08 pm

The method part of his thesis is published as a book: Fretboard Harmony (published by D'oz, $ 51,50). This thread won't benefit his sales :evil:

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Re: Mcfadden thesis will blow your mind...

Post by 2handband » Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:15 pm

I wasn't aware of the book, but if the thesis is available online via legal means I don't see an ethical dilemma here. And holy hell that book is over $40...

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Re: Mcfadden thesis will blow your mind...

Post by pmiklitz » Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:48 pm

markodarko wrote:
pmiklitz wrote:Googling McFadden Thesis yields:
Thanks, Peter - although as a heads-up, a direct link to a PDF will eventually be removed by a mod.
OK. This page has a link to the download, which is public and non-commercial:

https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/handle/1807/24825

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Re: Mcfadden thesis will blow your mind...

Post by Luis_Br » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:01 pm

He rewrote this in a clearer way, as a book. You can buy it at SBM and other similar music sites.

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Re: Mcfadden thesis will blow your mind...

Post by 2handband » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:03 pm

Luis_Br wrote:He rewrote this in a clearer way, as a book. You can buy it at SBM and other similar music sites.
So the content is not identical to that of the thesis?I need to know how much of an upgrade it is before I decide to spend that kind of $$$.

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Re: Mcfadden thesis will blow your mind...

Post by Adam » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:01 pm

What about it is mind-blowing?

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Re: Mcfadden thesis will blow your mind...

Post by 2handband » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:25 pm

Adam wrote:What about it is mind-blowing?
A reasonably in-depth theory treatise aimed at classical guitarists with a focus on practical applications. It's the first such example I've seen, which is why it's mind-blowing.

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Re: Mcfadden thesis will blow your mind...

Post by chiral3 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:35 pm

It is not uncommon the take a thesis and publish it as a book. In fact, many theses are bound and printed in limited quantities. Self publishing print-on-demand became popular 5 or so years ago. They may exist for sale, but it's really not about money. I have some publications that there are pdfs floating around for as well as bound print copies. If anyone wants some dated work in fluid dynamics and plasma physics with maybe 40 citations in total message me. They can be yours for $100.
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