Getting Started: A Beginner’s Guide to Guitar Playing

For the complete beginner: chords, accompaniment techniques and essential information about the musical language and the instrument, including parts of the guitar, how to tune, how to change strings, proper technique, notes on the fretboard and staff, chord progressions, strumming and fingerpicking patterns, songs to sing and play, and more. 41 pages, cd, dvd.  Click here to look inside the book.

The Non-Method Guitar Book

The Non-Method Guitar Book / 52 Lessons for Teachers and Students provides a diversion from and expansion of conventional guitar methods or repertoire-based study. In addition to presenting instruction in essential guitar skills, it offers motivation and inspiration for guitarists at any stage of learning.

Click here to purchase this book in the PDF format for $9.95. Combine the print book and the PDF in one purchase and save $9.00 with the following coupon code:  book+PDF

Moving On: Beyond the Basics of Guitar Playing

For the guitarist who has experience playing in the first position and is ready to begin using the entire fretboard to play chords, scales and melodies. Topics covered include: rhythm, barre chords and moveable chords, right-hand accompaniment patterns, bass lines and fills, scales and note reading 64-page book, cd. Click here to look inside the book.

Online, Personalized Theory Course

Plan I: Independent study – $39.00

Print version and PDF of book

Extra worksheets/answer sheets

9 instructional videos

Plan II: Guided Study – 6 weeks/ $69.00

Print version and PDF of book

Extra worksheets/answer sheets

9 instructional videos

Personalized weekly assignments, with checking and feedback provided by email

Plan III: Fully Assisted Study – 6 weeks/ $110.00

Print version and PDF of book

Extra worksheets/answer sheets

9 instructional videos

Personalized weekly assignments

 plus (3) 30-minute Skype lessons

Access to Digital Library

Add just $15 to any plan and receive a subscription to the digital library

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A Guitar Player’s Guide to Music Theory

For the beginning guitarist and the seasoned player alike. Topics covered include: the staff, time signatures, key signatures, scales, chord construction, the circle of fifths, transposing and more. Worksheets and answer sheets provided.  88 pages spiral bound.   Click here to look inside the book.

A Guitar Player’s Guide to Ear Training

For beginning and intermediate guitarists. Topics include: recognizing and writing intervals, chord qualities and melodies; sight-singing and guitar-specific tips. 42 page workbook/manual and 2 cd set (135 min.)   Click here to look inside the book.

One of Each

Buy one of each book and save $22.80! Included are the following spiral bound books: Getting Started, Moving On, A Guitar Player’s Guide to Ear Training, A Guitar Player’s Guide to Music Theory and Learning to Play Lead Guitar  plus The Non-Method Guitar Book in PDF format.

Want the The Non-Method Guitar Book in hard copy? Add $10 for a total price of $82.90.

Learning to Play Lead Guitar

For the guitarist who is in command of the basics and is ready to expand into playing leads. Topics covered include: methods for efficient learning, aural comprehension, scales, arpeggios, transcription and analysis, technique and style, cultivating creativity, balanced.  Click here to look inside the book.