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Guitar Lessons for Beginners: Teach yourself guitar, learn guitar chords and all guitar basics in 20 step-by-step lessons. Learn to play guitar with these easy beginner guitar lessons! Paperback – August 13, 2010

3.1 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 110 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 13, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1453691251
  • ISBN-13: 978-1453691250
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,255,756 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
I'm learning how to rock.

I decided in a dream last night that I need to at least be able to pull the kind of female talent that the likes of John Mayer and Bo Diddley refer to as 'Tuesday'. Heck, I'd even take Jason Mraz's Thursday night chicks.

I was thankfully gifted this ebook before even purchasing my guitaring device because I literally had no clue what the difference was between the big ones, the small ones, or the ones with the pictures of dragons on them.

I read through the selection chapters and took extreme notes and doodling alongside. I drafted a picture of what my dream'tar would be based on the Author's advice and it turns out that it is a Gibson Firebird X. So so so sick...bro, seriously.

I'm still picking through the teachings but from what I've learned so far, I've arranged a date with a former toddler pageant winner and a college teachers aid from Iowa.

A few people have complained that there are spelling and grammar errors in this book. Yeah, there are a few, but are you kidding me? Do you think Keith Richards is a master wordsmith? Could Jimi Hendrix recite the likes of Thoreau. STFU...this is a book on how to rock, not how to take the ROCK out of rocking. You're learning from a pro and that's more valuable then spelling bee championships.
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I was concerned when I read multiple "typos" and couldn't find copyright info. The book is no better than a sixth-grader's special assignment - even if he had access to software to allow appropriate images, not to mention an older sister who could proof the text. I rarely buy items like this online, and this is a good reason why.
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Got this for my husband, he has only flipped through it so far but it is decently thick and he is excited to get into it.
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it is reasonable to assume that if u purchase a book and there is a contents page where u can reference chapters found in the text, that EACH PAGE would be numbered. i purchased this book and to my surprise NOT ONE of he pages were numbered so i exchanged the item (thru Amazon)in the hope that the copy i received was damaged. today i received the replacement (quite efficient i must say - under 7 days from placing my request)only to realize that the very same problem exists. guess i will have to number the pages myself as well as pay to ship the originally purchased book back to Amazon.

highly annoyed...
DP.
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I will not buy this book if the word "practicing" is really spelled wrong as "practising" (as soon in the "look inside!") - especially for $999.99!
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Maybe I am missing something here, but the Kindle edition of this book seems to be missing something. The book seems to progress well, teaching you the background of the guitar and how to sit and hold the instrument properly. It then moves into teaching you chords. Simple enough. The diagrams show you where to put your fingers and which strings to play. This is what I expected. HOWEVER, at the end of the first lesson the author introduces "a new way of writing" chords. Maybe in the print edition it is explained better, but all that shows up in the Kindle edition is numbers. He mentions "solid dots, X's and Diamonds, but they do not show up for me. Great start, but then it becomes worthless without teaching you much at all. I could have learned all of this for free from the interwebs. I bought the book because I thought it would teach me more. And please, if I am being dense and missing something, please correct me and point me in the right direction.
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This book is titled for beginners. It may well be but not for anyone younger than 18. It's geared toward the adult beginner. Unfortunately I was looking for a book for an 11-12 year old. So if you have a preteen or even a younger teen, find a different book.
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For $500, I hope it comes with a guitar. And with Eric Clapton to play it for me. Seriously. $500.
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