Guitar All-In-One For Dummies

Books and CDs | Guitar

Publisher: J. Wiley & Sons
Series: For Dummies
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor

Your comprehensive, hands-on guide to playing guitar.


Have you always wanted to play the guitar? You can start today with these 8 minibooks. Covering both acoustic and electric guitar, this hands-on resource gives you all the instruction you need to play across multiple genres, whether you're a beginner or an experienced guitarist. You'll find plenty of tips for playing easier and more complex pieces — and for composing your own. Plus, you can play along with examples on the bonus CD!


  • Gear up to start playing — understand the different parts of a guitar, find the right guitar for you, string and tune the instrument, and develop basic playing skills
  • Immerse yourself in sounds and technique — play major and minor chords, master left- and right-hand techniques, and play melodies in position and double-stops
  • Get ready to rock! — from Chuck Berry to Keith Richards to The Edge, see how the best play barre chords, hot licks, and sweet leads
  • Play the blues — explore rhythm and lead techniques, signature riffs, blues progressions, and the achievements of great blues guitarists
  • Go classical — learn about the history of classical guitar, combine arpeggios and melody, and sample different genres
  • Practice, practice, practice — try your hand at major scales, minor scales, and chord exercises to rev up stalled skills
  • Write songs and music — check out different song forms, understand modes, and compose with chords

Open the book and find:

  • Plenty of music examples and practice exercises
  • Musical styles and genres through the years
  • Correct hand position and posture
  • Basic playing techniques
  • Standard music notation and tablature
  • Tips for playing up the neck
  • Ways to solo and improvise leads
  • Different fingerstyles to play
  • Accessories for your guitar
  • A comprehensive guitar chord chart

Bonus CD Includes:

  • More than 90 tracks all played by the authors
  • Songs from different guitar genres
  • Examples of chord progressions, riffs, and more
  • Major and minor scale patterns
ISBN: 9780470481332
Skill Level: Beginner Explain this
Published on: 11 February 2013
No of pages: 696
Language: English
Catalogue No: 9780470481332

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