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Guitar For Dummies, with DVD


The bestselling music guide – now updated and with a FREE DVD!

Have you always wanted to learn to play guitar? Who wouldn’t? Think of Jimi Hendrix wailing away on his Stratocaster. . . Chuck Berry duck-walking across the stage to “Johnny B. Goode”. . .B.B. King making his “Lucille” cry the blues. No doubt about it—guitars are cool.

Guitar For Dummies gives you everything a beginning or intermediate guitarist needs: from buying a guitar to tuning it, playing it, and caring for it, this book has it all—and you don’t even need to know how to read music. Full of photo-illustrated exercises and songs you can play to practice the techniques discussed in each section, this step-by-step guitar guide will take you through the basics and beyond before you can say “Eric Clapton.”

Helps you choose the guitar and equipment that best fits your needs and budgetShows you how to build strength and dexterity while playingTeaches you to play in different styles, including rock, blues, folk, jazz, and classical

Fully revised and updated, with an all-new interactive DVD packed with video and audio clips that help you learn, tune, and play along, Guitar For Dummies is the perfect introductory guide for any novice acoustic or electric guitar player.

CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

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Elisa 20 says:

Good for Beginners through Intermediates I wanted to review this because all of the other reviews were from beginners. I consider myself somewhere between “Advanced Beginner” and “Low Intermediate” and wanted to give a review from there: would you learn anything if you already knew a bit about guitar and would it be a lot or a little?I was very pleased with this book. First, I liked that the author, Mark Phillips, got right into the basics and saved all the part about how to choose a guitar for much later on. I think it’s…

Jess W. Dixon "Jess Dixon" says:

Good beginning “How to” book for basic guitar playing. I had played my Gibson Jumbo accoustic guitar for years and finally told myself I needed to. I’d forgotten most of the basic chords and seeing “Guitar for Dummies” advertise on Amazon I immediately ordered it. I am making what I would call slow progress. It took weeks to develop some callouses on my finger tips and move beyond the pain of those early practice sessions, and I have been practicing and memorizing the basic few beginning chords, taking a lot more time than it did when I…

Gordon M. Wagner says:

The best guitar instruction book ever Alas, I have zero musical talent. That has not deterred me from abusing a series of guitars over the years. That, coupled with a personal fascination for how-to books regardless of subject, finds me admiring this book and lamenting the fact that no amount of instruction seems to help me do more than plink away.This is the rare “Dummies” book I have no qualms about: it’s all muscle and no filler. From the expected introduction to the physical parts of the guitar through to various…

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