Guitar For Dummies

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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 budget 

Shows you how to build strength and dexterity while playing 

Teaches 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. 

NOTE: 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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The bestselling music guide now updated!

Gearing up to play the guitar? Whether you′re a new or seasoned player, this handy guide makes it easy. You get expanded coverage of musical styles ranging from rock, blues, and jazz to folk and classical; you′ll also find updated photos, new songs, and the latest advancements in guitars and accessories to keep you up to speed.

  • Guitar 101 find out how to tune a guitar, read guitar tablature, pick and strum, and produce a clean, clear, buzz–free tone
  • Start playing jump right in with real music by strumming major and minor chords, picking single–note melodies, and adding color to your music with 7th chords
  • Be cool move beyond the basics and discover how to play lead and rhythm guitar, use barre chords, and create cool–sounding effects
  • Find your style discover the many popular music styles for playing acoustic and electric guitar, including rock, blues, folk, classical, and jazz and everything in between!

Bonus DVD includes

More than 50 short videos that show you how to play key examples, more than 150 audio recordings of the songs and exercises in the book, printable chord sheets, and tab paper

Please see DVD appendix for complete system requirements.

Open the book and find:

  • The parts and workings of the guitar
  • Everything you need to play chords and scales
  • How to play hammer–ons, pull–offs, slides, and bends
  • Helpful guidance on shopping for a guitar
  • What to look for in guitar amps, effects, cases, and accessories
  • Fast and easy instructions to tune your guitar, change strings, and more
  • Plenty of music examples and hands–on instruction
  • Strum basic chords and play simple melodies
  • Tune, change strings, and make simple repairs
  • Expand your range with songs using special techniques

Play along with the videos and audio tracks on the interactive DVD

About the Author:

Mark Phillips is Director of Music at Cherry Lane Music, where he has edited or arranged the songbooks of artists such as John Denver, Van Halen, Guns N′ Roses, and Metallica. Jon Chappell is an award–winning multi–style guitarist, arranger, author, and former editor–in–chief of Guitar and Home Recording magazines.

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