Learn to Play the Guitar

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Chartwell Books, Aug 19, 2009 - Music - 256 pages
3 Reviews
This hardcover book with internal wire-o binding is 6.5in x 8in, a perfect size for readers to keep handy. The binding allows it to lie open flat for easy reference during practice. The stylish design of the book, along with the interior photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for beginners and enthusiasts. The book also includes an audio CD for examples and accompaniment.

Learn to play the guitar the easy way, following simple, illustrated lessons that will have you jamming in no time. From choosing a guitar and reading tablature to learning picking patterns and playing power chords, find out everything you need to know to start strumming in style. Chord progressions and riffs are illustrated using clear tab diagrams, and additional photographs indicate correct fingering positions. Includes an at-a-glance directory of illustrated chords and scales, with tips on playing everything. The free CD includes various chord progressions as well as play-along tracks. Over 200,000 copies sold worldwide.

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User Review  - ldmsbargains - Overstock.com

Haven't used this yet but it looks okay although maybe not as clear and straightforward as a beginner might want. It doesn't have a ring binder though which makes it easy to leave open so you can be handsfree. ... Read full review

Good present for friend who needs inspiring to learn

User Review  - Anonymous - Tesco

Easy to understand instruction. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Phil Capone studied guitar at Newcastle College and the prestigious Guildhall School of Music in London. Phil frequently performs on the London jazz circuit and enjoys a popular residency with his own quintet. He teaches at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (formerly The Guitar Institute) in London and the King Alfred School in Hempstead, and is also a regular contributor to Total Guitar magazine.

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