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#71: The Complete Guitar Manual

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Covering every aspect of learning how to play the guitar, from choosing an instrument and using a pick for the first time to starting a band and writing your own music, The Complete Guitar Manual is a complete course of professional lessons that works both as a personal tutor and a comprehensive textbook.
The Complete Guitar Manual is the ultimate self improvement guide for all aspiring guitar players great for aspiring guitarists and professionals alike, the book includes techniques and step by step photographic instructions that help you build new skills or hone existing ones.
Includes a DVD with video sequences showing how to play and how it should sound.
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: DK ADULT; Har/DVD edition (April 18, 2011)
  • ISBN: 9780756675530
  • DK Canada
  • Amazon.ca
My Opinion:
There is a ton of useful information in this book. I was amazed at how well laid out it is and how much you can learn. I do believe you need some existing music knowledge to fully comprehend all the tips and even just the general talk. I had already known how to read music, so I found it easy to learn where to find the notes on the guitar. The neck became a composition of music turned sideways, and I was able to learn quickly. I think people with no prior understanding of anything music, and not just singing along with the radio, will struggle a bit more. This book, along with the DVD, are so great for beginners. I plan to use this book for a long time yet, since I am so green, but so far it has taught me a lot.

 3.5/5

Recommend? Only to those that want to learn to play guitar.

DISCLAIMER: I received a copy for review. I was not compensated for my opinion or this post.

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