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Jon Chappell - Learning Guitar For Dummies [DVD]

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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
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  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Anchor Bay
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Dec 2005
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000BW7IC0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,867 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Jon Chappell presents this guide to learning basic guitar skills and techniques, from left hand chords, to right hand strumming patterns, with advice on how to apply them to several different musical styles.

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Jon Chappell Learning Guitar For Dummies


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267 of 268 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
My daughter aged 8yrs decided that she wanted to learn to play the guitar a couple of mnths ago. The middle of October (last month) we bought her one. Suprised to see how she could manage the frets she now has lessons at school, sadly it appears for this yr. only.
I puchased this DVD for her not really knowing what to expect only to find this Brilliant step by step guide, simplistic to follow in every way.
The DVD zooms in on the guitar itself and positioning on fingers on frets etc. at the right hand side of the screen is the cord Mr. Chappell is playing once again denoting where positioning of fingers should be.
Having had no previous experience at all our daughter found this DVD informative and extremely easy to follow as did her father, only unable to follow correctly at the 9th out of 10 chapters when "Fingerpicking" was introduced.
This dvd is aimed at no particular age group only Beginners of whatever age. Mr. Chappell's experience and honesty shines through as he repeatedly states you will not beable to play overnight that practice is a must all the things beginners need to hear.
I cannot praise this DVD enough it hss to be one of the best if not the best DVD's and an invaluable aid to guitar playing irrespective of which type of guitar you choose to play.
If you are looking for a Beginners guide to learning to play the guitar i cannot recommend this one too highly. You will not regret this purchase!.
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158 of 160 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Buy for Beginners 5 Mar 2006
By A Customer
Format:DVD
I bought a number of different “teach yourself” tools on a variety to media to get myself started on the guitar and this is definitely top of the bunch. Unlike many of the others, this DVD schools the learner in exactly the same way a (very expensive) private tutor would. It spends time on teaching not just the basic notes, but also different ways of strumming and finger picking (I’ve found that may of the other books, CDs, and PC CDROMs tend to ignore the right hand).
The DVD progresses at a steady speed and allows the learner to stop and achieve competence in one area before moving on and, unlike some of the private music tutors that you run the risk of hiring from your local paper, this guy actually knows what he is doing. He can play AND teach!
I can’t say enough positive things about this DVD – it does exactly what it says on the cover!
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good DVD 8 Sep 2006
By J
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I bought this because I don't have time to go to classes and it has proved a very good investment so far. I have not got to the end yet but I recommend it to complete beginners as it spends some time going over really basic stuff like how to sit and hold your guitar - all good of course, but the more advanced may find it a little condescending.
I liked that he does go into detail and it's worth learning so as to not to fall into bad habits.
You get to play tunes fairly soon - although they could had been a lot better - like pop music instead of what amounted to nursery rhymes, but hey at least you get to play something!
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for an absolute beginner 17 Jan 2008
Format:DVD
I have no lessons other than this DVD and the Dummies book and I feel like I'm making real progress. The approach is very practical - getting you to play something as early as possible, and I found that very motivating. The style of presentation is light hearted and not at all intimidating.
I'm really pleased with this purchase and would reccommend it to any other newbie.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jon Chappell - Learning Guitar For Dummies 29 Jan 2009
Format:DVD
I would certainly recommend the 'Learning Guitar for Dummies' DVD tutorial for those new to guitar playing; I've worked through several tutorial books during the past two months, one included a CD, but this DVD is as good as one to one lessons, the various chapters can replayed time and time again until you get it right.
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76 of 79 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful accompaniment to book 14 May 2006
Format:DVD
I bought the Guitar For Dummies book when I got my guitar. I'm working my way through the book so thought this DVD would help - I haven't gone to an instructor (yet). It's not as in-depth as the book (there simply isn't enough DVD space), but it is very useful to actually see the strumming and finger techniques Chapell uses.

I'd recommend you buy the book along with this DVD, that way you can continue to progress once you've gone the DVD lessons.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not up to the standard of the book... 19 Nov 2007
Format:DVD
I bought this DVD along with the Guitar for Dummies book.
One of them was great and I got a lot out of it. The other was this DVD. It's not all that bad, it's just that half of it is incredibly basic, and it doesn't advance much from there. Compared to the depth and range of styles in the book, I just didn't find much here. Might be OK for a total beginner, but if you know how to do relative tuning and play a few chords (E, D, A, G...) then I don't think it is great value.
Just get the book...
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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Only a dummy wouldn't buy this 26 Sep 2006
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is the tutor I should have had when I started out learning 5 years ago. It's a little late for me now, though there are still some useful tips and some new tunes to learn.

Delivered in a pleasant and easy to follow manner, within minutes of the first playing lesson starting (after the introductory stuff about parts and tuning etc), you are strumming along to a real song (albeit on one chord, but heh, even Lennon started out somewhere!).

For anybody starting out playing, whatever age, this is recommended. I reckon obtaining the book probably wouldn't be a bad idea too.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars recommended, thank you
item as described, quick delivery, recommended, thank you!!
Published 17 days ago by Debra Hercules
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! First learnt the guitar in the late 60's
Excellent! First learnt the guitar in the late 60's, and have taken it up again. This is really easy to follow, and you can rewatch the chapters. Read more
Published 23 days ago by complete novice
4.0 out of 5 stars guitar lesson
yes a book worth buying he certainly takes he,s time teaching you ,ideal for beginers and menow back to my guitar
Published 1 month ago by SHOPPER
5.0 out of 5 stars good learning tool
I'm a slow learner and this is helping just got to master my fingers on the neck hopefully it will come soon and then i will be making sweet music
Published 2 months ago by paul g
5.0 out of 5 stars GET THIS IF WANT TO LEARN PLAY GUITAR
ITS SO EASY TO UNDERSTAND PLAIN ENGLISH ,WITHIN HALF AN HOUR I WAS PLAYING A CORD IT WAS SO EASY TO LISTEN JON TELLING U WHAT TO DO
Published 2 months ago by gaynor coussell
5.0 out of 5 stars Have fun learning.
Easy to follow instructions. Pleased Jon showed you do not need to have a singing voice to enjoy yourself. Read more
Published 2 months ago by John
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD Book
The book is well explained for the beginner the easiest way to start playing guitar. I recommend this book for learner
Published 2 months ago by Tommy rosvall
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
best dvd ever so easy to follow and understand. i have got further learning my guitar than anything else out there
Published 5 months ago by Lora-Denise Johnstone
3.0 out of 5 stars Guitar for dummies
This book is OK but I have lots of others that are more fun to use and get the point over just as well or better. Read more
Published 5 months ago by D
3.0 out of 5 stars christmas gift
got it for my grandson to go with his new guitar we thought it was good but he felt it did not help him that much he found he got better help from google.
Published 5 months ago by bill of kent
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