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Post subject: Guitar Books
Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:42 pm
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Any recommendation on a good book to read about guitars and playing? I am new to guitar but not looking for an instructional book on how to play but one that is more about the different guitars different tuning etc.

If there is a must read on how to play let me know that too. Just want to learn as much as I can.


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Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:59 am
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Starting to play;
Take sommes lessons from a guitar teacher. You 'll learn, in first, some good habits wich made guitar playing more easy.

Guitar books ! So many what did you looking for ?
Specific guitar like Strat or How to do set up ?

I have almost all guitars and amp books; this one is a must ;

https://www.amazon.com/Make-Your-Electr ... play+great

And second book , available for many popular guitars;
https://www.amazon.com/Fender-Stratocas ... ster+setup


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Post subject: Re: Guitar Books
Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:07 am
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stratele52 wrote:
Starting to play;
Take sommes lessons from a guitar teacher. You 'll learn, in first, some good habits wich made guitar playing more easy.

Guitar books ! So many what did you looking for ?
Specific guitar like Strat or How to do set up ?

I have almost all guitars and amp books; this one is a must ;

https://www.amazon.com/Make-Your-Electr ... play+great

And second book , available for many popular guitars;
https://www.amazon.com/Fender-Stratocas ... ster+setup


Thanks. I am just using the app to learn.


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Post subject: Re: Guitar Books
Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:29 am
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These books are cool:

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Post subject: Re: Guitar Books
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:34 am
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I am also new learner and this one is helping me out as well.
Thank you too.. :D

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KindaichiShota wrote:
I am also new learner and this one is helping me out as well.
Thank you too.. :D

Which one?


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Post subject: Re: Guitar Books
Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:43 pm
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These are the 2 books I started with. First one is a really good starting spot. Includes audio CD. Second one is a Guitar Chords book, with pictures. Does wonders for learning chords. Lots of free info on youtube also.

https://www.amazon.com/FastTrack-Guitar ... ard+guitar

https://www.amazon.com/Picture-Chord-En ... ard+guitar

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Wikd wrote:
These are the 2 books I started with. First one is a really good starting spot. Includes audio CD. Second one is a Guitar Chords book, with pictures. Does wonders for learning chords. Lots of free info on youtube also.

https://www.amazon.com/FastTrack-Guitar ... ard+guitar

https://www.amazon.com/Picture-Chord-En ... ard+guitar

Hi, KindaichiShota!

I have the first book,and I do have the Picture Chord Encyclopedia that Wikd presented. I second his comments on it.

Fantastic useful book that is laid out well, and not only will it help you as you learn, it will be a reference that is useful for life. The photos are very good and, although you will be hard pressed to find someone who knows all these chords, you’ll have them available here.

Highly recommended.

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Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:53 am
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ghost_of_strings wrote:
KindaichiShota wrote:
I am also new learner and this one is helping me out as well.
Thank you too.. :D

Which one?


This one: How to Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great - Second Edition Bk/online media
https://www.amazon.com/Make-Your-Electr ... play+great

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Post subject: Re: Guitar Books
Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:13 pm
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Thanks guys. I'm a beginner, can you recommend an easy book for a newbie? I often watch tutorials on youtube, but a book would help more, I think

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Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:15 am
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Wikd wrote:
This book, at least to me, made it VERY easy to get started and understand things. Along with using the included CD, I can't think it could be much easier, other than private lessons maybe.

https://www.amazon.com/FastTrack-Guitar ... ard+guitar

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Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:39 pm
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This is a good book for learning scales & modes in the beginning. It's called Scales & Modes in the Beginning. :wink:
https://www.amazon.com/Scales-Beginning-Guitar-Center-Proline/dp/0634012533/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1529530655&sr=8-2&keywords=scales+and+modes+in+the+beginning

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This is what I used when I first started at age 30 twenty-five years ago. I worked through it everyday and practiced everyday until I finish it. At the same time I was reading and using The Guitar Players Repair Guide 2nd edition by Dan Erlawine. IMO it was a great education and I still use the repair guide to this day and have kept notes in it over the years for reference. I will note on this version it references only 80 songs while the version I had let you go on line and find hundreds and hundreds of songs to play and practice.

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Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:53 pm
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mikesr1963 wrote:
This is what I used when I first started at age 30 twenty-five years ago. I worked through it everyday and practiced everyday until I finish it. At the same time I was reading and using The Guitar Players Repair Guide 2nd edition by Dan Erlawine. IMO it was a great education and I still use the repair guide to this day and have kept notes in it over the years for reference. I will note on this version it references only 80 songs while the version I had let you go on line and find hundreds and hundreds of songs to play and practice.

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I agree. I have the Deluxe version, & it has been a great tool. If you can get the Deluxe grab it, it has 350+ lessons, though the regular one is a great tool also. It's nice because it gives you feedback on your playing while you learn, & includes a lot of tools to help you master areas you have difficulty with. Def recommend these.

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Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:40 pm
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I started out with the Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method, which is a classic. For beginners, I also like the Hal Leonard Guitar series, which is very similar to the Mel Bay books but uses tab along with traditional notation.


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