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Guitar Mastery Simplified: How Anyone Can Quickly Become a Strumming, Chords, and Lead Guitar Ninja [Kindle Edition]

Erich Andreas
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (553 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Discover How ANYONE Can Quickly Become a Strumming, Chords, and Lead Guitar Ninja.

Guitar Mastery Simplified, by Erich Andreas AKA Your Guitar Sage, is packed with the most important guitar lessons that will help you take your guitar playing ability to the highest level it has ever been!  Erich has taught/played guitar professionally for almost 30 years.


- Exactly "Where to Start?"
- The 3 Most Important Dexterity Exercises
- How to Play Open and Bar Chords
- The Power of the Pentatonic Scale
- How to Read and Play Chord Charts
- Guitar Fingerpicking Basics and Exercises
- The 6 Most Fundamental Concepts to Guitar Strumming
- How to Play Guitar Tablature
- Chord Noodling and Improvisation
- All There is to Know About the Major Scale
- How to Use a Capo The Correct Way
- Where the Notes Fall on the Fret Board
- How to Play by Ear
- The "CAGED" System
- How to Tune Your Guitar
- Relative Major and Minor
- Chord Construction and Building Seventh Chords
- Guitar Diagrams
- Diatonic Harmony and Guitar Music Theory
- And Much, Much More...

You will FINALLY get to fully understand guitar music theory while at the same time learn all the important guitar chords needed to become an advanced guitar "ninja".   This book is for beginners to advanced guitar players.

The solutions you'll discover inside Guitar Mastery Simplified will have you on your way to playing the guitar like a true strumming, chords and lead guitar ninja!   The guitar lessons inside this book will have you rockin' out to all your favorite guitar jams and songs in no time.

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Editorial Reviews

Review Reviews:
Erich has the ability to break the subject down into workable pieces. He blends the musical theory with practical demonstrations that enables you to understand the various basic skills. His use of videos and written material is well thought out. All you have to do is practice. This ebook is a great place to start learning the guitar. It's also an excellent refresher to review your skills." - Henry
"This is an excellent book, with lots of encouragement from the author for the student. He has solid advice for everything except what to do about my small hands!... I recommend this book for beginning to intermediate guitar students." - G-MAn, "Gary"

From the Back Cover

Guitar Mastery Simplified unlocks the quickest, step-by-step, full-proof system for mastering the guitar.  Quickly tame left and right hand techniques like the masters and know EXACTLY where to play on the neck for melodies and rhythms.  As the title states, the information in this book will FINALLY simplify your mastery of the guitar.  Erich's unique teaching methods have made possible what was not possible before to millions of players throughout the globe. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced guitarist, the methods and paths chosen in this book will create immense breakthroughs even if you have studied this instrument before.

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  • Print Length: 206 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 148265010X
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  • Language: English
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72 of 75 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent November 8, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
There is A LOT of information available on the Internet about learning to play guitar. Two years ago I decided to re-start learning to play (to entertain myself) after being away from guitar for more than 35 years. I found, after trial and error a couple of online teachers I really like.

A few weeks ago I found Erich's website when I was looking for some country styles. I had been concentrating on blues prior to that. I liked his YouTube videos so I bought a couple of his modules. They were, well ... ok. As I said, I had found a couple of REALLY good blues teachers.

So, when he announced this book I was a bit skeptical. But, I thought I would at least check it out for $3.99.

I kind of speed read through it and I am AMAZED! He has done an awesome job on this book. Not only the book. There is a ton of supplementary videos and other resources linked to just where you need them in this book.

I HIGHLY encourage anyone just starting out to get this book now. For beginners like myself that have already gotten a head start, it has some good info in it too. More advanced players may not find it useful.
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87 of 99 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A "Feel-Good" Book with Scanty, Misleading Information August 22, 2013
By Dr. Joe
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book contains many gaps in teaching the basics, thus could even be a setback to beginners. Its author is strong on encouragement, but unrealistic about the basics of performance.

Seeing the great number of positive reviews on Amazon for this book, I ordered it, and hoped to pick up some pointers, but unfortunately, I was incorrect. One apparent reason for the many positive reviews and the author's claim it is the "#1 Amazon bestseller" (quite unlikely since it's been available only for a few months and is gotten mainly through mail, not at music stores) is his frequent pleading to the reader---SIX times through the book's pages---to click on the website given to email positive reviews for posting on Amazon.

But to the specific problems in the book's content:

1. The book's exercises are all drill, with nary a single song given to practice them. One learns guitar techniques and learns to enjoy the guitar mainly by playing songs. This is a serious flaw.

2. He omits many basics, the exclusion of which can get beginners practicing incorrectly, leading to even more difficulty in unlearning those errors later, e.g., chord changing, the kinds of strings and how to put them on, etc. The book purportedly is for both acoustic and electric guitarists, but he says virtually nothing about the latter, for instance, the use of power chords. On the other hand, he will sometimes go into excessive complexity for beginners to sort through, e.g., listing dozens of fingerpicking patterns, rather than giving a few most useful and versatile ones.

3. He develops unrealistic expectations about practice and proficiency. Note the book's subtitle: "How anyone can quickly become a strumming, chords, and lead guitar ninja.
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37 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Guitar Mastery Simplified - a newbie perspective December 19, 2012
By G-Man
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Usually, students want to start their guitar training by playing a simple song and working up from there. Back in the day, I tried that, too. I got frustrated, and put it away for many years. A few years ago, I took lessons from a very accomplished classical guitarist. Most of his students were in Junior High or High school, and his method may have worked well for that age group, but I am over 60 years old now.

My frustration in the past was that I had no finger strength, little flexibility, and small hands.

This course starts with basics like posture, anatomy of the guitar and the usual basics, like tuning, etc., but quickly moves to dexterity drills and other exercises to increase strength and reach -- the things needed to play any style of music on the guitar. I have been practicing the exercises, and already feel like I am further along than I was with the expensive lessons.

He also started with 3 basics of left hand mechanics: use finger TIPS to fret, fret just behind the fret, and keep some room between the neck and the palm of the left hand. Using those three tips, I have already improved.

I skimmed over the rest of the book because it quickly gets into material I am not ready for. I want the music theory, chord progressions and it is all there when I am ready for it. There is depth to this material, so I will be using it for quite a while.

This is an excellent book, with lots of encouragement from the author for the student. He has solid advice for everything except what to do about my small hands! I recommend this book for beginning to intermediate guitar students. There is a lot of material for advanced students, but I don't feel qualified to express an opinion on that material at this time.

I purchased the Kindle version, which has lots of links to other resources,
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26 of 32 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It goes from A to Z, all you need to do is add practice. For the price this is a book chock full of enough information to keep a beginner busy for many years. He even throws in a little motivation now and then. A beginner will have to proceed slowly because it covers complex ground very quickly. Some of the information herein will not be usable for a few years or even more. However, that is also a strength. If you have been at it for a while and want to retest your knowledge, just read through until you hit the part you never got through before and proceed from there. He also has all of the links for actually watching the various skills performed which is a bonus.

His motivation is spot on. Practice will in fact get you there. That's true in life. However, his example of Michael Jordan missed the mark a little. If you practiced as much as Michael and you were five foot eight inches tall it would be a little harder to get into the NBA. That said if you only buy one guitar skills book, this might be the one. I have been at it many years and have already learned some new things. The guy can be inspirational, which ain't bad as a teacher.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Clear and comprehensive...
Erich's writing and lead-off finger exercises are brilliant. The book will clearly take one w/ patience & perserverance to an unashamed mid-level skilll, if not SRV. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Nom du guere
1.0 out of 5 stars How did this get published!? Oh yeah, with his own money...
Since when do books have POP UP ADS!?
Seriously, there are random pages in here that have nothing to do with the context, and simply ask the reader to go on Amazon and rate... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Keenon Bernal
5.0 out of 5 stars guitar mastery simplified
great product got me going again, after some down time, easy to follow helped me to put sme more pieces together.
Published 7 days ago by keith lambert
5.0 out of 5 stars Guitar Mastery Simplified is awesome
Our family guitar night will never be the same. Our 2 year old son loves the guitar, my husband and I fell in love around our love of guitar, it is only fitting that we dedicate... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Camille Hattan
2.0 out of 5 stars Another Episode in Extreme Frustration
I worked my way through this book slowly as I was reading it very closely. The net benefit was marginal. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Tome Raider
1.0 out of 5 stars This Book Didn't Help Me
The book plugs for good Amazon reviews, so if you shop by good Amazon reviews, it tends to sell a lot.

I don't think it is worth it. Seemed confusing and not intuitive. Read more
Published 1 month ago by M. Staples
4.0 out of 5 stars Guitar Mastery Simplfied
As a player for 50 years who has started a number of folks to have fun with the guitar I found Erich to be a great teacher. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dennis W. Derr
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
Easy to read and follow. Especially like how the author keeps it light and gets the point across that learning guitar is a marathon not a sprint. Recommended!
Published 1 month ago by Jim Sandusky
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift for explaining thing in a way that beginners can comprehend and...
With the vast assortment of guitar programs promising instant success, Erich reinforces the necessity for practice and preserverence. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Frank Thomas Kegg
3.0 out of 5 stars A little disapointed
Some good tips and some very good warm up and practise exercises, but not fun to read like guitar playing should be.
Published 1 month ago by Mark Myers
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I have been playing/teaching guitar for nearly 30 years. My expertise is in rock, blues, country and folk styles. I am VERY passionate about teaching guitar to the world and have a unique way of teaching concepts in ways that YOU WON'T FORGET! I believe that if you can envision it, you can do it. I am a big advocate of animal welfare. I believe in Karma and dying having changed this world for the good! NOW, let's play some guitar!

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