Bruce Dean


A life learner, I've been teaching guitar for well over 10 years now. My 'Chord Genius' books are available at, and will soon all be available for electronic download. They are written for the non-note reader who has no music theory background and take you from A to G#m13b5. It's all as easy as learning to run a scale and being able to count.

The chord genius books are available for Guitar, Mandola, Mandolin, Octove Mandolin, Mandocello, Tenor Guitar, Tenor Banjo, Ukulele, Baritone Ukulele, Bouzouki, and soon for Cavaquinho on They are all being converted for epublication at the moment. Books for various popular tunings, CGDA, GDAE, GDAD, DGBE, DGBD, and CGBD, also available for the traditional instruments. Ukulele tunings DGBE, GCEA, and ADF#B are also available.

I love teaching. It allows me a different perspective on how people learn and how they perceive things, making me the perfect person to help you with your musical education.

I live in Northern BC Canada with my wife and my new pup, Tika. It's a wonderful, quiet place to live. My kids are all grown and making their way. I'm proud of all of them.

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Guitar Chord Genius
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 17,990. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Theory
Guitar Chord Genius walks you through chords with proper technique while you learn chords A to G#m13b5. Guitar Chord Genius provides the discussion and technical demonstration that you would receive from an experience instructor. There is no need for skill in theory or note reading. Perfect for a new player, professional, or songwriter who wants to broaden their tonal palette.
Barre Chord Theory, Practice, and Troubleshooting
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,950. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Exercises
A lot of people have tried barre chords. They couldn't make them work, and clearly, someone saying 'just do this' doesn't help. Most books do little better. Barre Chord Theory provides the discussion you would receive from a teacher. I'll show you how to fix the common errors and technique problems. Don't fear playing with other musicians again. Over 60 photos and diagrams with clear explanation.

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