Understanding DADGAD for Fingerstyle Guitar: The Ultimate Tuning

DADGAD is becoming such a popular alternate tuning for acoustic guitarists that’s it’s called “the other standard tuning.” Mel Bay Presents Understanding DADGAD for Fingerstyle Guitar offers a clearly-explained introduction to playing fingerstyle DADGAD guitar. See the post, Guitar Players Who Have Tuned in DADGAD. The book starts out with the basics: how to get your guitar … Read more

Yes You Can Learn Guitar: Mel Bay’s Modern Guitar Method

Mel Bay’s Guitar Method is a long-standing and popular method for learning guitar. The entire Mel Bay guitar method series is seven volumes and aims to build the theoretical and technical foundation needed to play guitar in any style. All seven volumes (or grades) of this method are written in standard notation to encourage better … Read more

Start Playing Acoustic Guitar with Hal Leonard’s Guitar Method

Hello and welcome to my Hal Leonard’s Acoustic Guitar Method review. Hal Leonard’s Acoustic Guitar Method is like a survey course for beginning acoustic guitar players. The book’s lessons not only cover the typical basics of strumming, chord changes, and single-note melody playing, they also provide an overview to a variety of musical styles and … Read more

The Jazzmasters’ Favorite: Mickey Baker’s Complete Jazz Guitar

Mickey Baker’s Complete Course in Jazz Guitar has been around for over 50 years. It’s definitely an “old school” style of music book. But if you’re an intermediate player, can read standard notation, and want to get started playing jazz guitar, this book will get you started. Watch the video briefing for Mickey Baker’s Complete … Read more

Complete Idiot’s Guide (CIG) to Guitar Exercises Review: A Guitar Book for Ambitious Players

Complete Idiot’s Guide (CIG) To Guitar Exercises Review

The Complete Idiot’s Guide (CIG) to Guitar Exercises by Hemme Luttjeboer is a complete book of guitar exercises. It covers chord exercises based around the CAGED system, single note exercises employing scales and Arpeggios. The book also includes an introduction to fingerpicking with some right-hand exercises. While you’re likely to learn some basic theory while working … Read more