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Strings Series Music Books pride themselves on providing clear, concise and professional music tuition books. Our aim is to teach you what you need to know; no quick fixes and everything is presented with clear explanations, diagrams.

Beginner Guitar Book One (1 of 3)
Beginner Guitar Book One has been written with the complete beginner in mind. This isn’t a quick fix book- you’ll be set up with all you need to start playing guitar in a clear, concise and steady way.

You’ll find no nonsense explanations illustrated with clear photographic examples and informative diagrams. There are free downloadable audio files which range from a spoken explanation of a technique to an original backing track song.

Here’s what you’ll learn in Book One
• Guitar anatomy.
• Whether to use pick or fingers.
• Tuning and using a metronome.
• You’ll learn to read Tab.
• You’ll learn E, A, D, C and G major. E minor, A minor and D minor. E7, A7, D7, C7, G7 and B7 as well as F major 7.
• How to play along with the backing tracks available free from stringsseriesmusic.co.uk
• Suggested “real” songs to listen to and learn- all matched to your level of progression.

How Big Are the Books?
A common complaint among purchasers of “How to…” eBooks is that the description didn’t really give them a clear idea of how big the books were and they are invariably disappointed.
This book is around 5000 words (plus many music exercises) or roughly 60-70 pages when formatted in Word.

Who are you?
I am a musician and teacher. Much of my music book writing knowledge was gained when I wrote a syllabus for my Professional Musicianship degree. I learned even more about teaching during my many years as a fulltime music theory, guitar, bass and drum teacher. I no longer teach fulltime as I’m working more as a musician but I continue to learn from the awesome musicians I meet!

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3284 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004RIQAK0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

Excellent for a total newbie!

One person found this helpful.
 on 8 August 2012
By CaSundara
I love this little ebook for many reasons: the author has a friendly style, the information provided is clear and aimed at someone learning alone – with zero experience, and the free downloads provided for practising chord changes are a godsend!

Great for beginners

2 people found this helpful.
 on 3 July 2013
By R. J. Chapman
Well worth the money, am a beginner and this has helped me lots ,takes you step by step and am now trying songs i thought i wouldn’t have been able to this Quickly. 10/10.

A Proper good book

2 people found this helpful.
 on 21 April 2013
By Mark Maspero
I wanted a self teach idiots guide to playing the guitar and this is exactly what i was looking for.

Music to my ears

One person found this helpful.
 on 5 March 2013
By Kenneth Parker
At last a tutorial that I understand and enjoy working with .stopped me putting my guitar up on E Bay .Thank you Amazon.

Four Stars

 on 21 August 2015
By jack L
a good guide to start with!

Ideal point of departure for the novice

 on 29 December 2011
By Dr. T. M. Wakeley
What a great find. Over the years I’ve dabbled at the guitar using other books, but never made much progress. In this volume the author gets you going quickly with very clear explanations and exercises. I can see a way forward at last! If you’re a beginner or a re-beginner at guitar I strongly recommend this book.


One person found this helpful.
 on 18 September 2013
By Kermit Doorman
Why did I not find this book before? An easy and a great way to learn. Well done Mr. Taylor

Welcome to the guitar!

5 people found this helpful.
 on 17 March 2011
By L. Beale
This is a fab introduction to playing the guitar for someone with no experience. Different parts of the guitar are illustrated really clearly, and its very easy to understand. It comes with free audio clips too so you know how its supposed to sound!

Great Starter

 on 21 March 2011
By L Fradley
This is a great book for the true beginner. It takes time to cover those often over looked areas without leaving you drowned in theory. Most of all it’s good fun and the reference material always gives you something to work towards.
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