Guitar for Dummies (Anglais) Broché – 20 mars 2012
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1) A decent enough introduction to chords, strumming rhythms and a few scales.
2) The section on hardware and setup is fairly good, covering the basics for those who want to learn to setup a guitar by themselves.
3) The sections on different styles cover a wide variety of music
4) They do try to be funny. I'm not sure they succeed, but the attempt to liven up the material is welcome
1) The CD is godawful. Listen to one of the first songs they teach you to play- "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" Virtually everyone knows this spiritual- very, very slow and soulful. Now listen to the CD version- much too fast with a cheesy synth part on top drowning out most of the guitar. My wife couldn't even identify the tune when I had her listen to it.
2) Doesn't really have a good way to integrate everything. They'll show you the chords, but don't really have exercises designed to speed up chord changes, or hand strength exercises and the like
3) Beginner or not, I'm a bit unsure of some of the hand positions they show in photos. They don't show thumb position on the back and the hand in the photos looks far too collapsed for many chords- compare the correct and lazy techniques shown at [...]%20hand%20shots.htm. This book is much closer to the lazy end.
The biggest reason I haven't bothered much with this book- there is far, far better available for free on the internet. There are multiple sites out there to teach beginners guitar technique, theory and songs, many with detailed videos or MP3s that break down the difficult bits into pieces. Consider going to the websites and then picking up some of the products they've developed, such as Jam Blues or Really Useful Play Along Tracks
Update 06/30/09 I will now hit 2 years on the guitar on August 5th 2009 and I am re-reading this book again and re-discovering that everything you need to know is in this book. If you just slow down an make a concerted effort to understand what is written you might catch it the first time, but probably not because there is so much to learn. This is really a great beginners "reference book" as you are still going to have to seek out full songs and tabs you want to learn elsewhere. I have also been taking lessons for about a year and a major breakthrough for me was learning the pentatonic major and minor scales. I went back through the book and - doh! - there they were in plain sight, I had just missed the importance of them on my first read. On another example, I missed the 12-bar blues progressions explained as the roman numeral system (I, IV, V progression). After my teacher got me using them with backing tracks, I looked back in this book and - you guessed it - they are there in plain sight. I guess my point is that is ONE book that you can use over and over - and should - because there is a lot to learn and you won't absorb it immediately. Learning guitar is a journey and you can never really learn guitar from one source. But you can get started with a good tool. This is a great at home tool that should help me for the next few years at least.
Update 04/30/15. I've now been playing guitar 7 years and 8 months. As a grown adult, no hobby has quite smitten me as much as playing guitar. I play almost every day and for the last two or so years - I have played in a 70's, 80's and 90's cover band. 6 months ago I became the bands only guitar (and "lead") player for the same band. Two weeks ago we played at a bar for 100 people. I am dumbfounded and grateful to have these experiences. Looking back now, it all started with an affordable guitar and a decision to buy this book. You have to start sometime. Start with this.
The Dummies books are typically fairly good and this one is a good single source book for learning guitar. It lacks a DVD which can be very helpful for beginners but there are plenty of guitar instruction videos available on the Internet, YouTube, etc., more than when this book was published in 2006. What this book lacks is music theory information. Music theory can be helpful for any musician to know where key signatures are determined, cycle of fifths, how chords are built, etc. Not much of that in the book but they probably want you to buy the Music Theory for Dummies book.