Play Guitar in 10 Easy Lessons

Play Guitar in 10 Easy Lessons

A Simple, Structured Approach to Learning Guitar

Book - 2011
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If you've ever wanted to play guitar this is the quick and easy way to learn. By the end of the 10 lessons you will be able to play chords and scales, improvise your own solos, and strum chords in every key.

This clearly illustrated guide shows you all you need to start playing the guitar, from getting to know the instrument, posture and tablature, to playing advance chord extensions, scales, and arpeggios.

There are tips for perfect technique and innovative illustrations to show you how to play even the most complicated sounding chords. Easy-to-follow text helps you understand the relationship between notes, and there is even a directory of over 250 chords for you to experiment with.
Publisher: New York : Hamlyn, 2011, c2006
ISBN: 9780600622383
Branch Call Number: 787.8719 B
Characteristics: 159 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Play guitar in ten easy lessons

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yycdaisy
Mar 11, 2020

Could not use this book. Most books display the chord diagrams in one of two standard ways: 1) upright - as though the guitar head is facing up, or 2) sideways - with the highest sounding string (high E) on the top. This book is the first one I've seen with the chord diagrams drawn out sideways, but the lowest sounding string (low E) on the top. For someone who is used to the other way of seeing the chords (#2 above), it was disorienting to see them this way.

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davidcitizen
Sep 18, 2019

NOT for BEGINNERS. The title is very misleading: "10 Easy Lessons..."
Not easy. Exampe: Lesson 3 covers every single major, minor, seventh, minor seventh, and major seventh chord! (That would take like 5, or 10 real life lessons!) Including some barred shapes that I've never played in my 45 years. But it doesn't stop there. It covers strumming and finger picking too! Wow! All in the third "easy" lesson. Ridiculous. Lesson 4 covers music theory, from arpeggios to inversions, diatonic, chromatic... I would say this could work for an intermediate to advanced student who is scholastically inclined. For others, find another book. By page 63, he still hasn't taught you to play a single song. Not for beginners.

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