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A hallowed tome from the Saint of Guitar Tutoring.,
This review is from: Justinguitar.Com Beginner'S Songbook J. Sandercoe (Easy Guitar With Notes & Tab) (Paperback)
For the man who has given so freely of his time and knowledge to those of us trying to learn the guitar, I felt that the very least I could do, by way of a "thank you", was purchase Justin's book. I pre-ordered on Amazon and have had a few months with it to date.
Now I work in IT. I have grandiose ideas about my ability to learn from books and these plans never materialise. As a result, I have cluttered every place I have ever lived in with thousands of £$ worth of "Teach yourself . . ." type books. All I have learnt is that sleeping next to them (bedside table) or balancing the laptop on them does not assist learning by osmosis. (I have grave doubts now about that technique, but that is another story.)
Justin's book has proved to be an exception to my rule. It is dog-eared already, margins filled with my scribbled pencil notes and has that 'trusty textbook' feel about it. It got that by being truly, truly useful, engaging, entertaining and enlightening.
I cannot recommend it enough. Someone said something about it needing a CD. No way. Justin's lessons are available online. Get with the plan, Stan!
I have a past littered with those weak and failed attempts at learning the guitar. No longer. I am progressing positively, I feel guilty if a day passes without me picking my guitar up. I feel that I can advance from those annoying plateaus in the learning process. This book spurs me on. I give Justin Sandercoe all the credit with his method and, more-over, his making it available to me, free, online and it augments the book brilliantly to be able to follow online when I get stuck. This book has been the cherry on top. It has been a chance for me to feel a little better connected to the man who has given me so much. I know that I speak for plenty when I say this.
BTW, I have an extensive collection of IT related books available to interested parties, mostly covering very old versions of SQL, PHP, C, Objective C, CCNA, Perl, Python, ITIL, Prince2, Xcode with some as new as iPhone Programming. Anyone?? Also a few old songbooks and guitar technique books as found in your average old-hat sheet-music store. Just kidding.