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Learning Guitar for Dummies
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An easy-to-follow guide to techniques and styles by award-winning guitarist, instructor, and author Jon Chappell.
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This unintimidating video presents the basics of playing guitar in an easy-to-follow format. By simply watching the instructor on screen and following along, you can learn to form chords, fingerpick and strum in different patterns, and play songs in a variety of stylesall without reading music! Guitar for Dummies provides step-by-step instruction of all the skills needed to become an accomplished guitar player. You start by learning to play in tune and in rhythm and then move on to left-hand chords and right-hand strumming patterns. From there, you apply these techniques to several different musical styles, picking up tips and tricks on playing authentically in each style. Along the way, you learn how to develop your own practice routine and focus in on the areas you want to improve.
About the Instructor: Jon Chappell is an author, writer, and award-winning guitarist. He has served as editor-in-chief of Guitar Magazine and has performed with Graham Nash, Judy Collins, and Pat Benatar. He has published over 20 method books in seven different languages and is the author of The Recording GuitaristA Guide for Home and Studio and two For Dummies books, Guitar for Dummies and Rock Guitar For Dummies.
- Basic guitar program
- 16 page song booklet enclosed
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The pace is very slow, but as a beginner, I liked it that way. It helped me to feel like I had the potential to keep up. This was very important to me so that I wouldn't give up.
Some may feel the pace of this DVD is too slow, but if you are interested in starting slowly... this may be just the right pace for you.
Eventually, I started collecting Guitar DVDs and I now have over 20, but this was the one that held my interest long enough to make it past the training wheel stages.
Still if you have the Guitar For Dummies book, get this as well.