(Rock House). Designed for electric or acoustic guitar, this book/CD pack will help you to learn the essential techniques needed to play all genres of music. Start with how to hold the guitar, pick and proper hand position for fast and effective learning. Next learn chords, rhythm, timing, strumming techniques and how they are used to play popular songs. Learn scales, riffs and the basics of lead guitar. From theory to complete songs everything you need to play guitar is here for you. The CD includes audio playing demonstrations and full band backing tracks for you to play along with and apply what you learn. This comprehensive book is a great place to start your musical journey!