Your comprehensive, hands-on guide to playing guitarHave you always wanted to play the guitar? You can start today with these 8 minibooks. Covering both acoustic and electric guitar, this hands-on resource gives you all the instruction you need to play across multiple genres, whether you're a beginner or an experienced guitarist. You'll find plenty of tips for playing easier and more complex pieces and for composing your own. Plus, you can play along with examples on the bonus CD!Gear up to start playing understand the different parts of a guitar, find the right guitar for you, string and tune the instrument, and develop basic playing skillsImmerse yourself in sounds and technique play major and minor chords, master left- and right-hand techniques, and play melodies in position and double-stopsGet ready to rock! from Chuck Berry to Keith Richards to The Edge, see how the best play barre chords, hot licks, and sweet leadsPlay the blues explore rhythm and lead techniques, signature riffs, blues progressions, and the achievements of great blues guitaristsGo classical learn about the history of classical guitar, combine arpeggios and melody, and sample different genresPractice, practice, practice try your hand at major scales, minor scales, and chord exercises to rev up stalled skillsWrite songs and music check out different song forms, understand modes, and compose with chordsOpen the book and find:Plenty of music examples and practice exercisesMusical styles and genres through the yearsCorrect hand position and postureBasic playing techniquesStandard music notation and tablatureTips for playing up the neckWays to solo and improvise leadsDifferent fingerstyles to playAccessories for your guitarA comprehensive guitar chord chartBonus CD IncludesMore than 90 tracks all played by the authorsSongs from different guitar genresExamples of chord progressions, riffs, and moreMajor and minor scale patternsNote: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.