Rick Beato is an American YouTuber, record producer, songwriter, musician and educator whose careers in the music industry and education have spanned many decades and have won him several awards and a great deal of professional recognition.
Beato was brought up in the small town of Fairport, New York, by his mother, who worked in the American Can Company factory, and his father, who worked in various jobs during his life, including working for New York railway companies. Beato is part of a big family and the sixth oldest of seven brothers.
Graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in music and jazz from the New England Conservatory, Beato started his educational career shortly after graduating from the NEC when he entered the music faculty at Ithaca.
While he never taught, Beato is qualified to teach grades K-12. During this time, he wrote a detailed textbook on music theory, The Beato Book, which he continues to update and sell via his website.
I also bought it because Rick claimed the solution to my question was in the book, but I can’t seem to locate it. For me, the book accumulates a lot of digital dust. Rick knows a lot and could definitely put out some excellent reference books if he worked with a ghost writer.
I also like his videos and theory concepts.
I was blown away by his Modal Modulations (as well as some of the Piano Chords that may be played on the guitar).
BUT, since he is so C.S.T. focused, he refers to any Major type chord with a flat five as a ” Lydian Chord “, and any Minor b6 as a ” Aeolian Chord “…
In contrast to his video, a Phrygian Chord contains a real Semitone, exactly like the Mode itself.
Is it standard to refer to any Major 7th chord with a flat fifth as a ” Lydian Chord,” as he often does?
I’d seen a number of his videos and wanted to help him, so I purchased the book. I had a look at it, and all I can say is that it’s handwritten. I’m not really interested in reading another theoretical book. I wish there was more information on recording and engineering in the book, but there isn’t. He is very knowledgeable in both music and recording/engineering.
The book seems to be mostly a compilation of self-study resources collected or created by the author over time. Most of the ideas are given with little to no explanation, and the information is not presented in any specific sequence. Mr. Beato often directs viewers to the book for additional information or a more comprehensive explanation in his outstanding videos. This is advice with which I completely disagree.
I admire Beato and want to learn more about him. Could anybody who has the book tell us whether it’s all charts and graphs and such, or if there’s some explanation as well? If I’m going to gain anything out of it, I need to read words that describe and explain things, not simply letters and pictures.
On Friday, he aired a chord replacement video and offered a 40% discount on the book. His discount has previously been combined with his Instagram tabs and the book, but this is the first time I’ve seen just the book. The code RB122 reduces the price to $30 (£25?). Discount for this week only, although he sometimes releases other codes.
I just purchased it. Because I’m assisting Mrs Pintspiller with her tax return, I haven’t looked yet.
Hello there, the most of it is broad theory, maybe 75-80%, and the remainder is advanced ideas for guitarists. To be honest, I just read it briefly when I initially received it. It looked like an encyclopaedia to me. If there was a table of contents that connected to the various chapters or ideas, I’m sure I would have read it more. I’ll see what I can do about digging it up and looking through it so I can offer you better answers.