Adam Smale is a guitarist, composer, teacher and author. He started playing guitar professionally at age 12, performing a variety of music from country, rock, and pop to funk, blues, and reggae. Since 1996, Adam has been primarily a jazz performer and composer; you can hear Adam's trio performing in and around New York City. Adam has a Master's degree in jazz performance from Western Michigan University and a Bachelor's degree in jazz studies from Humber College. Most recently Adam has written a book, New Approach to Scales for Guitarists: A Practical Modern Direction, which explains his fresh approach to applying scales on guitar.