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The Big Acoustic Guitar Chord Songbook [German] [Paperback]

Nick Crispin
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
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  • Paperback: 191 pages
  • Publisher: Music Sales Ltd; 1st ed edition (15 May 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0711979944
  • ISBN-13: 978-0711979949
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 21 x 30 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,075 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A collection of over 60 songs for acoustic guitarists. Each song is presented with full lyrics, chord symbols and guitar chord shapes. The songs are by artists including The Beatles, Boyzone, Oasis, Sting, The Beautiful South, the Lighthouse Family, Bob Marley, The Who, The Corrs and Pulp.

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for Intermediate 10 Sep 2001
Format:Paperback
As a total beginner I wouldnt recommend this book. There is only one page of tips at the back and I was hoping for some step by step instructions for the total beginnner. On the plus side, there are some really good songs in the book. If you want easy play Knocking on Heavens Door, think there are only 4 chords in it. My boyfriend thought i was a real pro. Now need to buy a Capo as a lot of the songs require use of a capo.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good but... 6 April 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
A good selection of songs with a range of easy to hard(ish) chords to play. However there is no music in this book so if you don't know the melody you are stuck!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but some obscure chords 19 Mar 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
The book is a good chord book but some of the chords are a little obscure and take a bit of learning. Having said that, there are some easy songs in there as well. Possibly suffers from trying to cater for everyone but overall a decent buy.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good for someone wishing to learn new chords 8 April 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
this book has some good songs and also has pictures of the chords for each song which makes it a good book for learning new chords and technics however some songs are extremely difficult and need a capo so not for the beginner but definetly someone wishing to develope theyre skills. a half decent book with an excellent price!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Is this the right book for you? 1 Feb 2008
By MaxC
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Use Amazon's 'Search Inside' feature to check the content; quite a good selection of classic pop numbers, 80's pop and reggae here. Some other books in the Big Acoustic series repeat these numbers, but my view is that you can't please everybody; if you wanted exactly the content to suit you, you'd need to buy your music one-by-one, and that would cost a great deal more than these books.
Then use the same 'Search Inside' feature to check out a music page; look - no score. Also, the suggested chords are very basic. For example, Paul Simon's "The Boxer" starts with an intricate bit of guitar picking over several bars; these bars are represented in the book by one basic, simple C chord. This could be good, or it could be bad, depending upon what you want to do.
If you just want to sing and strum along to the radio, then the absence of the staves makes things clearer. If you want to do your own interpretation of a number, the bare bones information given here is also good.
But if you don't know the number very well, or want to reproduce it note for note, then you need the score. Sorry folks, there isn't one.
Some spelling errors are annoying, but I can live with that. My conclusion; good value for money, but you need to already know and have an ear for the piece you're trying to play.
p.s. This may seem a nit-picking point but it may matter to you; because of the way the book is bound, you need a music stand to hold it open.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice collection of song for Guitar Players 23 May 2010
By K. Trebell TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I was purchased this as a birthday present, along with a Capo (somewhat essential as many songs require one).

This contains a variety of songs from the past 40 years or so.

It contains words and music, so is designed for those of us who want a good strum and sing-song. It doesn't contain Tab or Musical Notation, so you will need to have heard the songs (Youtube springs to mind) in order to play them.

I've been spending lots of time with my Guitar of late and really improving and it's been highly rewarding to pick a book like this up and find I can already play a good chunk of the songs. I got the "Gold edition" some time back. That was also excellent but , at the time, my lack of skill made it somewhat daunting as I was limited to a hanful of songs. It's certainly encouraging to keep revisting the book and seeing just how much you've improved.

Overall an excellent book from an excellent series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Singlehandedly responsible for my advancement 25 Mar 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This series of books presents popular songs in lyric format with chord names inserted at the points where chord changes should happen.
I currently own nine books from this series.

The chords themselves are presented as shapes at the top of the first page of each song.
Some of the shapes can be quite challenging to play and that is why these books are so good.

As a beginner you can miss out the difficult chords or substitute them for simpler chords or more familar shapes. As you advance you'll find yourself adding the more challenging chords and trying new things. Because of this, these books will be with you for many years.

I would recommend this series for players who already know at least the basic C, G, A, Am, E, Em, D, Dm chords and the 4 basic barre shapes.

A single page of instruction shows relative tuning and how to read the chord diagrams.

The books require that the player possesses a good degree of familiarity with the songs in order to be able to play them. Some songs you may be hearing for the first time and some songs appear in more than one book.

The writing is fairly big and the page size is somewhere between A5 and A4.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Useful but poor binding 26 Sep 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
A pair of pages fell out as soon as I opened the book! The binding's not good - even if the pages stay in it's difficult to get the book to open flat and stay open so you can view two full pages as you play. The selection of songs you can judge for yourself by previewing it using Amazon's system.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Buy
The book fulfils its title admirably and is an excellent source for the guitar player wanting to learn and possibly sing songs.
Published 2 months ago by Raymond Berry
4.0 out of 5 stars Guitar Book
Full of a really good selection of songs to work on and at the same time lots of different chords to learn in a fun way. Read more
Published 4 months ago by janet
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
As a beginner I thought I would try this book, not disappointed it is very easy to follow, even for me
Published 5 months ago by Alec Whittaker
5.0 out of 5 stars really good
Excellent little book of great tunes. some harder to play than others but in general really good base of tunes.
Published 9 months ago by clare griffiths
5.0 out of 5 stars A good to have
It's a great practice book to have. Good songs to practice at your own pace. The price is great for the content you get.
Published 10 months ago by Yaw
5.0 out of 5 stars The Big Acoustic Guitar Chord Songbook
I bought this book for my husband when I bought him an acoustic guitar although he knew the cords it has helped him to learn some different tunes to play and sing to as he's... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Julie Crosby
4.0 out of 5 stars AS ADVERTISED
AS ADVERTISED. Arrived in good time. I have no complaints. Would recommend. I like.
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Published 19 months ago by Mr J Bain
4.0 out of 5 stars Still working on it.
Still working on the songs but I'll get there. Still working on other aspects of guitar playing so might have been too early to purchase.
Published 19 months ago by Colfro
4.0 out of 5 stars Cool Song Book.
Yep this is a cool song book i,ve had it awhile now so its starting to fall apart through constant use.
There are some great songs in the book. Read more
Published 19 months ago by David J. Houghton
4.0 out of 5 stars Guitar chord book
I bought this book for my student who studies singing with me but also plays the guitar, as a present! He said to me a few weeks ago that it's the best gift he's ever been given!
Published on 9 Feb 2012 by H.R
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