With this one easy-to-follow, brilliantly instructive manual, anyone will be able to pick up a guitar and learn to play. Filled with diagrams, pictures, and music, Guitar for Beginners takes would-be musicians from introductory theoretical concepts to simple scales, chords, and rhythms and finally to entire songs. As you progress from one lesson to the next, you’ll come to understand musical notation, the structure and elements of electric and acoustic guitars (tuning pegs, frets, finger board, bridge), how to tune up, and fretboard positioning. Gain dexterity, coordination, and speed by practicing finger exercises, such as plucking each string four times, and doing arpeggios. The real fun starts with the series of classic songs that will make you feel like a genuine musician. So start strumming: it’s your turn to play.