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

Havent used this yet but it looks okay although maybe not as clear and straightforward as a beginner might want. It doesnt 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

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About the author (2009)

Phil Capone studied guitar at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music in London. His many years of experience as a professional guitarist and teacher have given him a unique understanding and knowledge of the world of the contemporary guitarist and an insight into the pitfalls and frustrations that the aspiring guitarist can be faced with. Phil is a regular performer on the London music scene. He teaches at the Contemporary Institute of Music Performance, London, and is a regular contributor to Total Guitar magazine and Guitar Techniques.

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