#1
So yeh a title suggests, iv just started playing and would like a couple of decent books that will help me learn to play. thanks ug
My Beginner setup:
Ibanez rg321mh
Roland Micro cube
#3
Ralph Denyer - The Guitar Handbook.

covers everything (and i mean everything)
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Gear:
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Gibson Les Paul Classic
Washburn D-10 Acoustic
Santos Martinez SM-650 Classical
Marshall AVT 50 Valvestate 2000
Line 6 Pod XT
#4
Quote by blue_strat
There are generally a few decent books in any Borders or Waterstones, but you can learn everything from the Internet.

Good sites include:

www.ultimate-guitar.com
www.musictheory.net


gotta feeling hes heard of ultimate guitar before

nah but check out cyberfret.com as well
#5
Quote by s6k
Ralph Denyer - The Guitar Handbook.

covers everything (and i mean everything)


cheers for that dude, and il also check out the site mentioned above. Thing is i know there is lots of stuff on the internet but sometimes i find sitting at my pc and playing becomes annoying as i always get distracted by games, films, porn lol, and with a book i could get more out of practising i reckon.

ok i just checked out that book and there appears to be 2 versions, a "the guitar handbook" and "the NEW guitar handbook" which one do i want exactly?
My Beginner setup:
Ibanez rg321mh
Roland Micro cube
Last edited by lwayneio at May 12, 2008,
#6
This site helped a lot when I was starting out: http://www.zentao.com/guitar/
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#7
they are both the same book, but the new guitar handbook was brought out a few years later and has some updated stuff, so you wanna go for that one.

i got mine off ebay for very cheap, best book i ever bought. every guitarist should have a copy.
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Gear:
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Gibson Les Paul Classic
Washburn D-10 Acoustic
Santos Martinez SM-650 Classical
Marshall AVT 50 Valvestate 2000
Line 6 Pod XT
#8
I'd actually recommend picking up the Guitar for Dummies book. It's really well laid out and goes through a good regimen for new players. From what I hear its pretty good compared to some of the more in depth complicated books. It's what I've been using, along with the internet and vids. I'll say if you ever have trouble learning a technique from a book, just look for video tutorials on the same topic. It is like having a personal trainer right there, plus sometimes seeing a technique can make it click when reading it wont.
#9
ok il look on ebay for the books mentioned, thanks guys. yeh i agree with you that videos are often very helpful, exper village seems to have a few good ones and youtube isnt too bad but not great... On a random note dream theater rule! never really listened to em till the other day and i have to say they are amazing, i really like Under A Glass Moon. but yeh any more tips keep em coming
My Beginner setup:
Ibanez rg321mh
Roland Micro cube
#11
okay will do, i have this thread bookmarked so any advice given il go over tonight . About the guitar for dummies book there are a few of them as well, like "guitar for dummies", " Learning Guitar For Dummies", "rock guitar for dummies" lol is it the 1st one you recommend?
My Beginner setup:
Ibanez rg321mh
Roland Micro cube
#12
The one that I've got is just "Guitar for Dummies" It's pretty informative for new players and I like the layout they choose. Although the song selections for the practices kinda suck, but if you just look through it to learn techniques and chords it's got some pretty good sections and it's easy to understand because well... it's the book for dummies lol.
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Quote by Exodus04
The one that I've got is just "Guitar for Dummies" It's pretty informative for new players and I like the layout they choose. Although the song selections for the practices kinda suck, but if you just look through it to learn techniques and chords it's got some pretty good sections and it's easy to understand because well... it's the book for dummies lol.


yeh cool dude, not too fussed about what songs are in it, as long as they are allowing me to put things i learn into practise . Thats the one that comes with the cd and has a les paul on the front right?. cheers guys
My Beginner setup:
Ibanez rg321mh
Roland Micro cube
#14
Type in vguitar lessons on youtube for starters.

Then type in youtube guitar lessons "name of song" and someone has done something.

Some are crap some are really good.

Over all though this site is the most top notch site for tab itself but if you like learning from watching youtube is your savior.
#15
check out guitartricks.com, no books needed...everything and anything you need is on there
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#16
Quote by s6k
Ralph Denyer - The Guitar Handbook.

covers everything (and i mean everything)


I just looked at Amazon and this looks very good, so I ordered it. Thanks for the tip.
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#17
its awesome, from changing strings to tuning to chords to modulation

i might get the dummies book too for quick reference
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Gear:
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Gibson Les Paul Classic
Washburn D-10 Acoustic
Santos Martinez SM-650 Classical
Marshall AVT 50 Valvestate 2000
Line 6 Pod XT
#18
Quote by s6k
its awesome, from changing strings to tuning to chords to modulation

i might get the dummies book too for quick reference


yeh looks good, the cheapest i have found so far is gak.co.uk so i might order from there if i cant find cheaper.
My Beginner setup:
Ibanez rg321mh
Roland Micro cube
#19
i have a great technique book that my teacher recommended me. it is called "Speed Mechanics For Lead Guitar", by troy stetina. really intense finger exercises that will really make you coordinated. also all of troy stetina's books are good
edit: it took me a month to find though because it is out of production i think