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Good choice for raw starters
on 4 August 2009
I first borrowed this book at the local library before I even bought my acoutic guitar. Was so impressed with its ease of presentation that I bought it.
The spiral binding allows it to be laid flat on your music stand, and it is really suitable for someone who doesn't know squat about guitar playing. There are photo diagrams of how to play step by step. The buyers guide section is immensely helpful in helping recognise the most famous guitar designs, like the Fenders and Gibsons - it helped me identify the guitars used by YUI!
The virtue of this book - that it is aimed for raw beginners - becomes a limitation for those who want to understand further. To avoid overloading the reader, finger positions are displayed in tab only, while the chord library omits the 4 string open F chord shape that starts with first position.
In summary, highly recommeded if you're new to guitar, but you will need another book if you want a deeper understanding.