The instrument we know as a guitar today has had a long history going back to the 8th century and perhaps even further than that. It was about the 12th century that the guitar of today took it’s shape and has become so popular in the music we hear today, especially pop, rock and country. Today the guitar is an instrument most people can afford.
The guitar has an attraction that pulls people toward it but for most it seems just too tough to conquer and is why so many people have an old guitar stuck in a closet somewhere. I started that way and it was many years before I actually learned to play. My brother kept his guitar in the closet to the day he passed away and never learned to play it.
We both started to learn together back in the early 70s but just couldn’t get it without anyone to help us learn. We did try a few books but only became more frustrated. I eventually gave my guitar away and Bob just stuck his in a closet, like I said.
Start With The Right Guitar Books
We had limited access to guitar books back then and just didn’t get the right ones which led us to give up in frustration, so you can see that it’s vital to get the right guitar book for your level of understanding.
Today we have such a select of great guitar books that it’s easy to get overwhelmed. No need to get stressed. You are looking for a beginner’s guitar book. Leave the song books out of the picture until you have learned the basics of playing guitar.
It doesn’t matter what level you are at there is a guitar book for you which will meet your needs.
There are self starters and there are those that need to be taken by the hand and guided step by step, that latter was me. I really lacked confidence and couldn’t hold a note in a bucket so I was rather slow getting started.
For those who need or want to be led you should look at Jamorama.com where you can signup for free lessons to get a feel for what they can do for you. I was very excited with them because they helped me take my guitar playing to the next level and to correct a few things I had been doing wrong.
I have a number of guitar books today and love taking them with me when I’m on the road for work or please and won’t have access to the Internet where I spend a lot of my free time learning new songs to play. One of the places I look for guitar books is the Clickbank Marketplace because they are digital products I can take them with me on my laptop.
There is not end to what you can learn to do with your guitar, guitar techniques, theory, and even compositions on your guitar so you can keep learning til the day you drop dead. There are so many guitar books available to help you get there too.
I use books to learn, I use Jamorama to learn more and I use Youtube to learn all kinds of guitar licks, riffs and songs.