How to Play Guitar: Everything You Need to Know to Play the Guitar

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  1. zmorosini@chelsea.mec.edu says:
    164 of 165 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The best choice for anyone just starting–really!, August 17, 1999
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    zmorosini@chelsea.mec.edu (Boston, MA) –

    I just happened upon this book by chance when first beginning my quest for journalism on guitar instruction. Simply place, I didn’t want to pay for lessons from the very beginning if all I needed were some basics (holding the guitar, tuning, culture the parts of the guitar, some basic tunes and chords, etc.) to get my feet wet. I was previously intimidated by guitars and guitar playing, sure it was hopelessly complicated. Evans’ simple and approachable text, very excellent illustrations and slow, step-by-step instructions really altered my outlook. I’ve learned so much already, and I barely play four chords well! Although most of the tunes you learn ahead of schedule on in the book aren’t necessarily “well loved” ones, they get the job done. Later on in the book you learn the skills to approach any kind of music. In my opinion, it’s the best bargain out there. My only suggestions would be a spiral strip and accompanying CD for future editions.

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  2. J. Gustafson "worldtreeone" says:
    79 of 81 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    For the Absolute Beginner, February 23, 2001
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    J. Gustafson “worldtreeone” (California) –
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    I wanted to learn to play guitar but had no thought where to start. I didn’t even know how to change the strings on my guitar. Luckily I found this book. This book teaches you everything you need to know including how to string, tune, and hold your guitar. I learned to play chords and fiddle with picking nearer than I ever thought possible. The slow, iterative approach builds upon previous lessons which give you the skills to tackle the next lesson. A lot of books I have seen throw you right into the deep end which can be frustrating for beginners. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn how to play a guitar. If not for this book I doubtless would have become frustrated and quit playing before I even started.

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  3. Mickey Armes says:
    120 of 127 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    NO TECHNICAL JARGON IN THIS BOOK!, September 8, 2003
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    Mickey Armes (Reno, Nevada USA) –
    This review is from: How to Play Guitar: Everything You Need to Know to Play the Guitar (Paperback)

    Most how to books for “beginners” are laced with technical jargon that only someone with a effective knowledge of the subject could know. Not so with this book. I have no knowledge of the guitar and can really know this book. A must buy for the beginner.

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