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The First Stage Guitar Book: Learn How To Play Guitar Easily & Quickly!
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The charts showing chords in the open and "barre" combinations, in my opinion, takes this knowledge to a level that any student can expand with to the best of their current ability. The availability of this "BUILDING BLOCK" feature paints a bright picture where as other books pile this information in following chapters.
From the easy to read diagram explanations, transposing and "tips along the way" the potential here is something that not only will the beginner find useful but many a player I'm sure will find resourceful. From the majors, minors, flats, sevenths and ninths this book by far is the best I have seen anywhere.
I doubt anyone will find this too elementary.
A Definite 5+ *****
I am pleased that it is a spiral bound book, the pages stay flat making it easy to practice. It is a valuable guitar book for a beginner like myself.
I would consider this most beneficial as a companion to lessons or to a complete method found elsewhere. There just isn't much to it. It's 80 pages, but each page generally contains two 4-chord progressions. I also found that several of the chords listed are inaccurate -- or at least inconsistent with several other sources I checked them against.
I've used about 6 different books and software on learning the guitar, and I found this to be the least helpful. But there are some great reference diagrams that I still refer to, and as it is entirely focused on popular progressions, it finds a home being used in conjunction with another book.
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I have to figure out the discipline required to become self-taught. The book is fine, the learning is difficult. ThanksPublished on December 20, 2013 by David Hoffman
My friend for whom I bought this book swears by it. He has mastered the guitar according to his skill level using this wonderful book.Published on April 9, 2013 by Richard Crandon
Excellent book for a beginner or anyone for reference. I bought it for my teenage daughter who is a beginner. I would highly recommend.Published on February 27, 2013 by Joan M. Hathaway
This book is mostly page after page of chords and chord progression. If you've never played before, all it will teach you is finger positions for different chords. Read morePublished on January 26, 2013 by Tommyb