Our list of some of the best Guitar Instruction books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.
- Guitar All-In-One For Dummies, Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction (2014)
- Play Guitar Today! Beginner’s Pack: Book/CD/DVD Pack (Ultimate Self-Teaching Method!) (2003)
- Guitar Fretboard: Memorize The Fretboard In Less Than 24 Hours: 35+ Tips And Exercises Included (2018)
- Guitar Scales Handbook: A Step-By-Step, 100-Lesson Guide to Scales, Music Theory, and Fretboard Theory (Book & Videos) (Steeplechase Guitar Instruction) (2012)
- Guitar Book for Kids 5 & Up – Beginner Lessons: Learn to Play Famous Guitar Songs for Children, How to Read Music & Guitar Chords (Book & Streaming Videos) (2018)
- Music Theory for Guitarists: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask (Guitar Method) (2005)
- Guitar Fretboard Workbook (2003)
- Gibson’s Learn & Master Guitar Boxed Dvd/CD Set Legacy Of Learning (2010)
- Guitar Aerobics: A 52-Week, One-lick-per-day Workout Program for Developing, Improving and Maintaining Guitar Technique Bk/online audio (2007)
- Teach Yourself to Play Guitar: A Quick and Easy Introduction for Beginners (2004)
- Acoustic Guitar Primer Book for Beginners: With Online Video and Audio Access (Acoustic Guitar Lessons) (2019)
- 100 Jazz Lessons: Guitar Lesson Goldmine Series (2013)
- My First Guitar: Learn To Play: Kids (2013)
- JustinGuitar Beginner’s Songbook: 100 Classic Songs Specially Arranged for Beginner Guitarists with Performance Tips (2003)
- Guitar Scales for Beginners: How to Solo Effortlessly and Create Your Own Music Even If You Don’t Know What A Scale Is: Secrets to Your Very First Scale (Guitar Scales Mastery) (2019)
There’s no denying that guitar players have cachet. The guitar is an ever-present part of our collective musical heritage, and the sound can be sensual, aggressive, or a million things in between. Whether you’re hoping to conquer Free Bird, Bourée, or Bolero Mallorquin, you need to learn to walk before you can run. Even once you can run, you need something to help you clear hurdles along the way. That’s where Guitar All-In-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition, comes in.
(Play Today Instructional Series). Now you can get the Level 1 Book/CD Pack packaged with the corresponding DVD. It’s the perfect pack for anyone who wants to teach themselves! It covers all the basics you need to start making music.
Guitar Fretboard: Memorize The Fretboard In Less Than 24 Hours: 35+ Tips And Exercises Included (2018)
Learning all the notes on the fretboard taking too long? Or worse – seems impossible? This book will unlock all the notes in 5 Simple steps!Why Should I learn the Fretboard?Throughout my years of experience with the guitar, I have come across multiple “pro guitarists” who cannot name the note they just played. Learning guitar theory with no knowledge about the names of the fretboard is comparable to learning complex arithmetic equations without knowing numbers!
Guitar Scales Handbook: A Step-By-Step, 100-Lesson Guide to Scales, Music Theory, and Fretboard Theory (Book & Videos) (Steeplechase Guitar Instruction) (2012)
Guitar instructor and music theory professor Damon Ferrante guides you through step-by-step lessons and streaming videos that will give your playing the speed and fluidity you have always dreamed about. This new edition has over 200 lessons, guitar licks, exercises, streaming videos, and scales-over chords concepts.Used by thousands of professional guitarists, students, and teachers, this book and streaming video course will take your guitar playing to a whole new level!
Guitar Book for Kids 5 & Up – Beginner Lessons: Learn to Play Famous Guitar Songs for Children, How to Read Music & Guitar Chords (Book & Streaming Videos) (2018)
Music Professor Damon Ferrante guides children five and up through how to play the guitar with step-by-step lessons for beginners and streaming video lessons. This easy-to-follow method, used by thousands of guitar students and teachers, is designed to be interactive, engaging and fun.
Music Theory for Guitarists: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask (Guitar Method) (2005)
(Guitar Method). Guitarists of all levels will find a wealth of practical music knowledge in this special book with online audio access. Veteran guitarist and author Tom Kolb dispels the mysteries of music theory using plain and simple terms and diagrams. The accompanying recordings provide 94 tracks of music examples, scales, modes, chords, ear training, and much more! To access audio visit: www.halleonard.com/mylibrary
Guitar Fretboard Workbook (2003)
(Musicians Institute Press). Navigate the guitar neck better than ever before with this easy-to-use book! Designed from Musicians Institute core curriculum programs, it covers essential concepts for players of every level, acoustic or electric. A hands-on guide to theory, it will help you learn to build any scale or chord on your own and unleash creativity. No music reading is required.
(Instructional/Guitar/DVD). Winner of the 2008 Acoustic Guitar Magazine Players’ Choice Award, two Telly Awards and an AEGIS Award for Excellence in Education, Learn & Master Guitar is widely recognized as the best home instruction course for learning guitar available anywhere. It consists of 10 professionally produced DVDs, 5 Jam-Along CDs, a 100+ page lesson book, and a free online student support site.
Guitar Aerobics: A 52-Week, One-lick-per-day Workout Program for Developing, Improving and Maintaining Guitar Technique Bk/online audio (2007)
From the former editor of Guitar One magazine, here is a daily dose of vitamins to keep your chops fine tuned for a full 52 weeks. The guitar exercises cover several musical styles including rock, blues, jazz, metal, country, and funk. Techniques taught include alternate picking, arpeggios, sweep picking, string skipping, legato, string bending, and rhythm guitar.
(Guitar Educational). Teach Yourself to Play Guitar has been created specifically for the student with no music-reading background.
Acoustic Guitar Primer Book for Beginners: With Online Video and Audio Access (Acoustic Guitar Lessons) (2019)
The Acoustic Guitar Primer Book for Beginners with Online Video & Audio Access features step by step instruction taking the beginner through the basics of learning how to play the guitar, including rhythm and lead playing. The student starts off by learning beginning concepts like parts of the guitar, proper playing position, strumming, chords, and how to read guitar tabs. Later, you will learn how to play easy songs and then more advanced techniques.
(Guitar Educational). Expand your guitar knowledge with the Guitar Lesson Goldmine series! Featuring 100 individual modules covering a giant array of topics, each lesson in this Jazz volume includes detailed instruction with playing examples presented in standard notation and tablature.
With no sheet music to follow, kids can easily follow the clear and simple diagrams and photos to learn their first chords, play fun tunes and gain confidence playing their first guitar! * Easy to follow instructions and illustrations * Simple exercises to follow and practice * Learn at their own pace * Fun and easy songs, chords and tunes to play * Simply follow the lessons in the book and kids will be playing guitar in no time !
JustinGuitar Beginner’s Songbook: 100 Classic Songs Specially Arranged for Beginner Guitarists with Performance Tips (2003)
(Music Sales America). This fantastic collection is the ultimate songbook for the ultimate beginner’s guitar course. Justin Sandercoe’s revolutionary method is used by hundreds of thousands of people across the world. The book features 10 songs for each stage of the Beginner’s Course, building up from easy three-chord songs to more advanced tunes.
Guitar Scales for Beginners: How to Solo Effortlessly and Create Your Own Music Even If You Don’t Know What A Scale Is: Secrets to Your Very First Scale (Guitar Scales Mastery) (2019)
Break Through the Boxes and Get Soloing! Master Your Very First Guitar Scale and Change the Course of Your Musical Journey!Scales! The single most quoted technique of any successful musician! Yet many of us just can’t make sense of these patterns!Your Most Frustrating Guitar Lesson!I vividly remember the frustration I went through while learning scales.”What patterns should I learn? Do I just learn all the patterns?
Best Guitar Instruction Books Worth Your Attention
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some guitar instruction books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
Guitar Rhythm and Technique for Dummies, Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction
Author(s): Serna, Desi R
ID: 2858511, Publisher: For Dummies, Year: 2015, Size: 12 Mb, Format: pdf
Classical Guitar : a Beginner's Guide with Step-by-Step Instruction and Over 25 Pieces to Study and Play
Author(s): (Guitarist) Paul Henry
ID: 3125595, Publisher: , Year: 2015, Size: 134 Mb, Format: epub
Fingerpicking Guitar Basics: A First Instruction Book: Reading Musical Notation & Basic Fingerstyle Guitar Technique
Author(s): Alan Geddes
ID: 3222592, Publisher: , Year: 2015, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly chart-busters according to Chicago Tribune, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.