Learn to Play the Guitar: A Beginner's Guide to Playing Acoustic and Electric Guitar

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This hardcover book with internal wire-o binding is 6.5in x 8in, a perfect size for readers to keep handy. The binding allows it to lie open flat for easy reference during practice. The stylish design of the book, along with the interior photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for beginners and enthusiasts. The book also includes an audio CD for examples and accompaniment.

Learn to play the guitar the easy way, following simple, illustrated lessons that will have you jamming in no time. From choosing a guitar and reading tablature to learning picking patterns and playing power chords, find out everything you need to know to start strumming in style. Chord progressions and riffs are illustrated using clear tab diagrams, and additional photographs indicate correct fingering positions. Includes an at-a-glance directory of illustrated chords and scales, with tips on playing everything. The free CD includes various chord progressions as well as play-along tracks. Over 200,000 copies sold worldwide.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780785821892
  • Publisher: Chartwell Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/15/2007
  • Edition description: Book and CD
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.58 (w) x 8.24 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Meet the Author

Phil Capone studied guitar at Newcastle College and the prestigious Guildhall School of Music in London. Phil frequently performs on the London jazz circuit and enjoys a popular residency with his own quintet. He teaches at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (formerly The Guitar Institute) in London and the King Alfred School in Hempstead, and is also a regular contributor to Total Guitar magazine.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    Phil Capone's "Learn to Play the Guitar"

    Capone's insightfulness to target specific guitar learning methodologies ensures "Learn to Play the Guitar" a cut above all beginner's guitar instructional books.

    Capone addresses learning how to play the guitar analytically, which developed "Learning to Play the Guitar not only a beginner's guide, but it also could be used by guitar instructors. Moreover, Capone analytical develop moves the student to start playing the guitar by fast developing guitar skills to enhance the joys of music. Also encased between the covers is music theory to help instructors with the more studious students.

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