Starting Guitar

Books and CDs | Guitar

Publisher: Wise Publications
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor
Starting Guitar is a successful and enjoyable induction to playing the guitar. It has been designed specifically with children in mind: the book and CD are packed with pop, folk, rock and classical pieces that are all easy to approach and yet great fun to play.

It is the number one method for young guitarists and is much like having your own music teacher! Simply listen to the CD, practice the pieces from the book, and then play along with the backing tracks. You will soon become proficient at reading notation, tablature, chord diagrams and a host of other musical symbols.

A number of example and repertoire pieces have been included to help learning and these begin with basic single-line melodies and progress to full chords and strumming patterns.

This method is packed full with tips, helpful diagrams, summary checklists, re-caps and loads of useful advice, this book will get you playing the guitar in no time!

ISBN: 9780711967502
Skill Level: Beginner Explain this
Published on: 07 July 2005
No of pages: 48
Language: English
Catalogue No: AM945296

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            Overall rating
            Scores 7.7 out of 10 based on 3 reviews
            5 out of 10


            Bournemouth GB Novice just learning the
            Learning what everything means on a guitar
            Not really for beginners
            Confirmed purchase: 28 December 2016
            Published on: 13 January 2017
            9 out of 10


            Hertfordshire GB
            A modern playing guide that is easily used with very clear diagrams and chord fingering photographs.

            Amazing value for money.
            The cover photographs of posed children bear no resemblance to real playing positions or fingering.
            Confirmed purchase: 01 April 2015
            Published on: 23 April 2015

            Musicroom Reviews

            Not bad at all, one of the few books for children that uses tablature and open chords, as any guitarist after 1955 is likely to do. The book starts off with melodic pieces before introducing chords then combining the two to make songs. The main problem with the book is the varying difficulty curve. Some of the melodic pieces can be quite difficult for a beginner only to be followed by something significantly easier. In the chord section the notoriously difficult F is used early on but then it is never used in the songs. The good aspect of this book is the pieces that have chords and melodies so they can be played as a duet. If you pick and choose what you do this is a good book and kids find it enjoyable. All in all it's a pretty good book that would have benefitted from the input of a decent editor.
            Anonymous - ()
            During my time as a professional guitar teacher I have often found it a challenge when introducing younger children to the instrument. This book has helped me tremendously in my efforts to establish an achievable and structured course of study for these younger students. The book provides a variety of pieces and exercises in a range of styles and solves the tablature/notation dilemma by using both methods along with chord boxes and finger diagrams. I would recommend this book to any parent or teacher as a great introduction to guitar playing and at under six quid you really can't go wrong!
            Anonymous - (Swansea, United Kingdom)

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