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Most Students need a Teacher,
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This review is from: A Modern Method for Guitar: Volumes 1, 2, 3 Complete (Paperback)This is one of the classic book sets on learning to play thoroughly. And yes as another reviewer observes you probably need a teacher to set you on the right road. (As I'm a guitar teacher I guess I would say that wouldn't I?) But this book raises some serious points about learning - do you want to just riff out on your favourites or do you really want to learn what this instrument can do. If you want to learn in depth this is one of the book series that will help - but you may need a teacher to sort out the why's and what's and how's that are not covered in the text. If you want something more simple try the Hal Leonard Guitar Method series or their Fast Track series.
Of its type this rates a 5 because its been out there for a long time and it's a course book from Berklee guitar courses which means its tried and tested over years. It's also often discussed by jazz players in forums as a way forward for learning jazz - although not a jazz book itself it represents some of the best material available to form a good foundation.