Long story short: In February of 2012 I published a blog entry titled "The Only Guitar Chord Book You'll Ever Need." A few months later I realized there were most certainly more guitar books that people should know about, and that is more or less where the idea came from. Well that and Tom Butler-Bowdon's fabulous book 50 Prosperity Classics, which I highly recommend.
I am very happy with the final result. I hope readers will be as well. Here is a bit from the book's preface and the dust jacket. Below you will also find a link to the book's 104 Free mp3 audio lessons.
Whether you are a beginner or an advanced player, weekend hobbyist or seasoned professional, have never read a guitar book in your life or have written a couple of your own, every guitarist feels he or she could get a little better. But where to start? Wending your way through the jungle of guitar instruction can be a daunting prospect – it was for me. I have researched more than 2,000 guitar books, in every style and with every approach. The 50 Greatest Guitar Books is the result of that research. The authors featured herein will do more than make you a little better. They will enlighten, educate, entertain, and inspire.
The 50 Greatest Guitar Books will expand your guitar education, no matter your level of ability, stylistic interests, preferred learning style, age or personal background. With that in mind, let me state that this is not a history of guitar education or pedagogy. No single teaching method suits all students. As a result the books featured herein deliver their material using a multitude of diverse approaches: academic and anecdotal, effortlessly and diligently, factually and hypothetically, physically and spiritually. The common thread running through every book is that they embody the same hopes and desires I have for you: to have fun, to develop into the best guitarist you can be, and to become a more thoughtful musician.
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