Learn how to play guitar with this effective guitar method successfully used by thousands of busy New Yorkers in their classes at New York City Guitar School. You'll learn the fundamentals of guitar with this motivating step-by-step comprehensive course for beginners which covers all the basics of guitar playing, and includes detailed practice session plans, motivating stories and great song examples.
Topics covered include: The fundamental habits of great guitar players; The rest stroke; How to read chord diagrams; The D and G chords; How to tune your guitar; How to practice; The A7 Chord; How to play with a pick; The secret to memorizing songs; How to read tab and play cool licks; Pivot changes; G Major; E Minor; D 7th; The concept of chord progressions; The small barre--gateway to future guitar greatness; and much more. You'll get to play great songs while learning, too!
Songs include: Chain of Fools, DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love, The First Cut Is the Deepest, I Fought the Law, Mirrorball, Mustang Sally, Old Town Road (I Got the Horses in the Back), Pumped up Kicks, Rebel, Rebel, Sons & Daughters, Truth Hurts, Up on the Roof, and more. This book is ideal for use with a teacher or in a class, and has also been used successfully around the world as a self-study course.