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Our guitar books for beginners will help you learn how to play this incredible instrument. Our guitar music books are suitable for those starting out or for anyone looking to refresh their picking, plucking and shredding skills. There’s a whole range of guitar music books suitable for electric, bass and acoustic guitarists!

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Guitar Books

Our guitar books for beginners will help you learn how to play this incredible instrument. Our guitar music books are suitable for those starting out or for anyone looking to refresh their picking, plucking and shredding skills. There’s a whole range of guitar music books suitable for electric, bass and acoustic guitarists!

  • Guitar Basics

    Nick Walker

    Product Code: AHTQY
    Paperback 7 years +
    "Guitar Basics" is a landmark method for young guitarists. It starts at absolute beginner level and progresses to Initial/Preparatory Grade. The method is set out in fifteen stages and contains original pieces and traditional tunes in an array of styles including classical, folk and world music as well as well-known favourite film and TV themes such as "James Bond", "Batman" and "The Flintstones". There is a thorough introduction to standard notation, with sections on chords and TAB, whilst ensemble pieces are ideal for group teaching, including 'Wider Opportunities'. The enhanced CD provides accompaniment parts, teachers' notes and tips for parents which are easily downloaded, or it can be simply used to play the fun backing tracks.
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  • Black Gibson Guitar Pocket Diary 2020

    Flame Tree Studio

    Product Code: BYZUX
    Other
    Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, this luxurious week-to-view pocket diary has a foil and embossed cover with magnetic closure. Featuring on its cover a design of a sleek Gibson guitar, this diary makes a perfect gift or a special treat just for you. This second edition of the Les Paul guitar was introduced in 1954. Called the Gibson Les Paul Custom, this entirely black guitar was an expertly decorated work of art, dubbed 'Black Beauty' It featured a mahogany top, the new Tune-o-matic bridge, and an Alnico-5 magnet in the neck position. In 2007 Gibson released a new edition to celebrate the anniversary of this classic.
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  • Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass

    Geddy Lee

    Product Code: BTLLF
    Hardback
    "Its not surprising that sooner or later Id dive down the proverbial rabbit hole into the world of vintage bass guitars."-Geddy Lee From Rush frontman Geddy Lee's personal collection of vintage electric bass guitars, dating from the 1950s to the 1980s, comes the definitive volume on the subject. Geddys love of the bass has been nurtured over a lifetime spent in the limelight as one of the worlds premier rock bassists. For the past seven years, hes dedicated himself to studying the history of the instrument thats been so essential to his career, collecting hundreds of basses from around the globe, 250 of which are presented here in breathtaking detail with specially commissioned photography by Richard Sibbald. Representing every tone in the bass palette, every nuance of the rock and roll genre as well as blues, jazz, pop, and country, this one-of-a-kind collection features so-called "beauty queens"-pristine instruments never lifted from their cases-as well as "road warriors"-well-worn, sweat-soaked basses that proudly show their age and use. Complete with personal commentary from Geddy that showcases his knowledge both as a musician and an aficionado, this luxuriously produced volume is a revelatory look at the heavy hitters in the world of bass-Fender, Gibson/Epiphone, Rickenbacker, Hoefner, Ampeg-and lesser known but influential global luthiers such as Antonio Wandr Pioli, Dan Armstrong, and Tony Zemaitis. The book also features interviews with John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin); Adam Clayton (U2); Robert Trujillo (Metallica); Jeff Tweedy (Wilco); Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones); Les Claypool (Primus); Bob Daisley (Rainbow); Fender expert and owner of the legendary Gibson Explorer, Bass Ken Collins; veteran guitar tech for The Who, Alan Rogan; plus comments from many other great players across three decades of rock and roll. Written in Geddy's singular voice, this book reveals the stories, songs, and history behind the instruments of his inimitable collection. Complete with an index and a graphically designed timeline of the history of the bass, as well as an up-close look at Geddys basses on Rush's final R40 Tour, his stage and recording gear from 1968 to 2017, and forewords by author and respected vintage expert, Terry Foster, and Rush band member, Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee's Big Book of Beautiful Bass is the ultimate compendium for the consummate collector, musician, Rush fan, and anyone who loves the bass guitar.
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  • Left Hand Guitar Chords (Pick Up and Play)

    Jake Jackson

    Product Code: BSBUT
    Other
    Now for the left hand guitarist, introducing a major new feature for print books: sound! With your mobile, scan the QR code to launch flametreemusic.com and listen to the chord as a strum, or an arpeggio. Of course, Flame Tree'e easy-to-use diagrams make this a fantastic new book for home, studio, writing and rehearsal.
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  • Ukulele from the Beginning

    Music Sales Corporation

    Product Code: BJBFZ
    Paperback
    A great collection of favorite songs chosen specially for primary school age children starting to learn the instrument. The songs are very simple, using only chords taught by Ukulele From the Beginning Book 1, and each song is displayed with the chord diagrams and a strumming suggestion at the top, making this, the perfect songbook for the youngest ukulele player.
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  • Guitars

    David Schiller

    Product Code: BIYAF
    Paperback
    Here are guitars that made history, that changed the course of music, that inspired new generations of players and listeners. Here are milestones in the guitar's search for its true self - Torres' classical, the amazing Gibson L-5 - and experiments that ushered in a new world of sound - Rickenbacker's Frying Pan and Les Paul's Log. Plus B. B. King's Lucille, Willie Nelson's Trigger, Eric Clapton's Brownie, the J-160E that John Lennon played during his 1968 'bed-in' with Yoko, Jimi Hendrix's hand-painted Flying V in full psychedelic regalia. And the far-out Gittler - no body, no neck, no peghead, yet every inch a guitar.Also here are profiles of famous builders, including C. F. Martin, Orville Gibson, Leo Fender - the Henry Ford of guitars - and the mad genius Lloyd Loar. And individual luthiers, like Linda Manzer (her Pikasso II has 42 tunable strings), the maverick Ken Parker, and old-world artisan John D'Angelico, staring at skyscrapers from his Lower East Side shop and creating the ultimate art deco masterpiece, "The New Yorker." Marrying visual pleasure with layers of information, "Guitars" captures the soul, the significance, history, magic, and the raw mojo of this most beloved of instruments.
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  • The Jazz Guitar Handbook

    Rod Fogg

    Product Code: BDBPB
    Paperback
    The Jazz Guitar Handbook is a step-by-step guide to jazz guitar playing. It takes you from the basics through to advanced harmony and soloing concepts, and teaches you the music theory a jazz guitarist needs to know. Along the way it covers a wide range of styles, including jazzy blues, swing, bebop, modal, jazz-funk, Gypsy, and more. The handbook features over 120 exercises in notation and tab and includes a 96-track CD of examples, play-alongs, and backing tracks. It also presents the history of the jazz guitar and its great players. Easy to use and useful for players at various levels, this volume is a must-have reference for players looking to expand their jazz skillset.
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  • Living Like a Runaway

    Lita Ford

    Product Code: AWONE
    Paperback
    THE "FEARLESS ...VIVID ...FAST-PACED ...AND INSPIRING"* NATIONAL BESTSELLER (*ROLLING STONE) "Heavy metal's leading female rocker (Rolling Stone) bares all, opening up about the Runaways, the glory days of the punk and hard-rock scenes, and the highs and lows of her trailblazing career Wielding her signature black guitar, Lita Ford shredded stereotypes of female musicians throughout the 1970s and '80s. Then followed more than a decade of silence and darkness-until rock and roll repaid the debt it owed this pioneer, helped Lita reclaim her soul, and restored the Queen of Metal to her throne. In 1975, Lita Ford left home at age sixteen to join the world's first major all-female rock group, the Runaways-a "pioneering band" (New York Times) that became the subject of a Hollywood movie starring Kristen Stewart ad Dakota Fanning. Lita went on to become "heavy rock's first female guitar hero" (Washington Post), a platinum-selling solo star who shared the bill with the Ramones, Van Halen, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Poison, and others and who gave Ozzy Osbourne his first Top 10 hit. She was a bare-ass, leather-clad babe whose hair was bigger and whose guitar licks were hotter than any of the guys'. Hailed by Elle as "one of the greatest female electric guitar players to ever pick up the instrument," Lita spurred the meteoric rise of Joan Jett, Cherie Currie, and the rest of the Runaways. Her phenomenal talent on the fret board also carried her to tremendous individual success after the group's 1979 disbandment, when she established herself as a "legendary metal icon" (Guitar World) and a fixture of the 1980s music scene who held her own after hours with Nikki Sixx, Jon Bon Jovi, Eddie Van Halen, Tommy Lee, Motorhead's Lemmy, Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi (to whom she was engaged), and others. Featuring a foreword by Dee Snider, Living Like a Runaway also provides never-before-told details of Lita's dramatic personal story. For Lita, life as a woman in the male-dominated rock scene was never easy, a constant battle with the music establishment. But then, at a low point in her career, came a tumultuous marriage that left her feeling trapped, isolated from the rock-and-roll scene for more than a decade, and-most tragically-alienated from her two sons. And yet, after a dramatic and emotional personal odyssey, Lita picked up her guitar and stormed back to the stage. As Guitar Player hailed in 2014 when they inducted her into their hall of fame of guitar greats: "She is as badass as ever." Fearless, revealing, and compulsively readable, Lita Ford's Living Like a Runaway is the long-awaited memoir from one of rock's greatest pioneers-and fiercest survivors.
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  • Guitar

    David Schiller

    Product Code: CBLCC
    Hardback
    Celebrate the world's most seductive instrument. An obsessive, full-colour gift book, Guitar captures the soul, the significance, the history, the magic, the raw mojo of the guitar in all of its beauty and variety. Written by David Schiller, author of Guitars and the Guitars wall calendar, here are 200 instruments in stunning detail. Iconic instruments - Leo Fender's history-making "Broadcaster," Les Paul's log, the Gretsch Country Gentleman, the trio of Martins (D-18, D-28, OM-28) collected, coveted and also copied by every important guitar builder since. Historic instruments - Eric Clapton's Brownie, George Harrison's hand-painted Rocky, Prince's Yellow Cloud, Willie Nelson's Trigger, the Hauser that was inextricably bound up with Andres Segovia's preeminent artistry. Hand-carved archtop jazz guitars, pinnacles of the luthier's art, from John D'Angelico to Ken Parker. There are instruments from a new wave of female builders, including Shelley D. Park, Joshia de Jonge, and Rosie Heydrich of England, with a guitar she built out of 5,000 year-old wood retrieved from a peat bog. And quirky, one-of-a-kind guitars, like Juha Ruokangas's steampunk masterpiece, "Captain Nemo," and Linda Manzer's Pikasso II built for Pat Metheny - four necks, 72 strings, and a thousand pounds of pressure. Marrying pure visual pleasure with layers of information, Guitar is a glorious gift for any guitar lover.
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  • Cello Exam Pieces 2020-2023, ABRSM Grade 1, Score & Part

    ABRSM

    Product Code: BYNNP
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    This book contains nine pieces from ABRSM's Grade 1 Cello syllabus for 2020-2023, three pieces chosen from each of Lists A, B and C. The pieces have been carefully selected to offer an attractive and varied range of styles, creating a collection that provides an excellent source of repertoire to suit every performer. The book also contains helpful footnotes and, for those preparing for exams, useful syllabus information. Inspiring recordings of the nine pieces featured in this book, plus piano accompaniment tracks, are available. These can be purchased as part of the Cello Exam Pieces with CD package or as audio downloads (see www.abrsmdownloads.org for more details).
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  • Cello Exam Pieces 2020-2023, ABRSM Grade 3, Score, Part & CD

    ABRSM

    Product Code: BYNNO
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    This book contains nine pieces from ABRSM's Grade 3 Cello syllabus for 2020-2023, three pieces chosen from each of Lists A, B and C. The pieces have been carefully selected to offer an attractive and varied range of styles, creating a collection that provides an excellent source of repertoire to suit every performer. The book also contains helpful footnotes and, for those preparing for exams, useful syllabus information. The enclosed CD features inspiring recordings of the nine pieces in this book, plus piano accompaniment tracks for use when practising. A version of this book without the CD is also available, as are audio downloads (see www.abrsmdownloads.org for more details).
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  • Cello Exam Pieces 2020-2023, ABRSM Grade 4, Score & Part

    ABRSM

    Product Code: BYNNF
    Other
    This book contains nine pieces from ABRSM's Grade 4 Cello syllabus for 2020-2023, three pieces chosen from each of Lists A, B and C. The pieces have been carefully selected to offer an attractive and varied range of styles, creating a collection that provides an excellent source of repertoire to suit every performer. The book also contains helpful footnotes and, for those preparing for exams, useful syllabus information. Inspiring recordings of the nine pieces featured in this book, plus piano accompaniment tracks, are available. These can be purchased as part of the Cello Exam Pieces with CD package or as audio downloads (see www.abrsmdownloads.org for more details).
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  • How to Use Popular Chords

    Jake Jackson

    Product Code: BYIIL
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    A handy guide for both guitar and piano players, this book places the most popular chords in context. The simple and clean layout provides clear diagrams and practical advice on chord progressions, with concise information on what chords are, how they can be used, and what they can be used alongside. In its compact spiral-bound format this is an essential companion for both beginners and more experienced players looking for extra ideas.
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  • And on Guitar...

    Jim Cregan

    Product Code: BXXQF
    Hardback
    Jim Cregan is an English rock guitarist, songwriter and producer, who in a career spanning fifty years has recorded numerous albums with stars such as Cat Stevens, Family, Willie Nelson, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, Joe Cocker, The Gypsy Kings and Katie Melua among many others. However, he is perhaps best known for his 40-year association with Rod Stewart, as both his guitarist and co-writer/producer. In And on Guitar..., Cregan lifts the lid on an extraordinary career in which he toured for 13 weeks with Elton John as part of Family, recorded two albums with seminal psychedelic group Blossom Toes, and was recruited by Steve Harley to form the new Cockney Rebel (his sublime solo on their hit single `Come Up and See (Make Me Smile)' is considered to be one of the best). And on Guitar... recounts Cregan's early life, his burgeoning music career, extraordinary tales of hedonism, and features a Who's Who of music's biggest stars.
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  • The Complete Beginners Guide to The Guitar

    Product Code: BWHLW
    Hardback
    The guitar is one of the most popular instruments for first-time learners, allowing players the flexibility to play various musical styles. But whether you aspire to play for fun or to live out your ambitions of taking the stage at Wembley, the end goal may seem like a distant dream when you strum your first chord. With what might seem like an endless list of notation marks, scales and chords to grasp, practice and commitment are essential. The Complete Beginners Guide is on hand to be your learning companion, guiding you through the basics and helping you lay firm foundations for future development. * Develop your own playing style * Practise techniques * Understand music * Learn vital chords. With plenty of practice, you will be finger picking, string bending and making compositions worthy of that Wembley stage in no time at all.
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  • Perilous Journey

    Steve Pilkington

    Product Code: BUMKO
    Hardback
    Guitarist Gordon Giltrap is the epitome of what is often referred to as a `musician's musician', in that the respect in which he is held by his peers speaks volumes for his ability and influence. Beginning his career as a solo acoustic guitarist and vocalist in the late 1960s, it was 1976 before the name Gordon Giltrap came into the public eye with the release of his landmark album Visionary, and album and single chart success followed over the next few years with the albums Perilous Journey and Fear Of The Dark, as he formed The Gordon Giltrap Band to perform these progressive rock-tinged works in the live environment. By now a wholly instrumental performer, his greatest commercial success came with his signature piece Heartsong, which followed up its chart success by being picked up by the BBC for use as the theme tune to their long-running Holiday programme. Following this, Gordon retreated largely to the acoustic realm with his next few albums, and retained a devoted hardcore following, as well as the aforementioned admiration of some of the biggest names in modern guitar music. Coming from the humblest of childhoods in South East London, Gordon's life in and out of the spotlight has proved to be a rollercoaster of highs and lows and one which ultimately transcends even his musical achievements as a story of human triumph and tragedy
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  • The Birth of Loud

    Ian S. Port

    Product Code: BUGVQ
    Hardback
    A riveting saga in the history of rock `n' roll: the decades-long rivalry between the two men who innovated the electric guitar's amplified sound-Leo Fender and Les Paul-and their intense competition to convince rock stars like the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton to play the instruments they built. In the years after World War II, music was evolving from big-band jazz into the primordial elements of rock 'n' roll-and these louder styles demanded revolutionary instruments. When Leo Fender's tiny firm marketed the first solid-body electric guitar, the Esquire, musicians immediately saw its appeal. Not to be out-maneuvered, Gibson, the largest guitar manufacturer, raced to build a competitive product. The company designed an "axe" that would make Fender's Esquire look cheap and convinced Les Paul-whose endorsement Leo Fender had sought-to put his name on it. Thus was born the guitar world's most heated rivalry: Gibson versus Fender, Les versus Leo. While Fender was a quiet, half-blind, self-taught radio repairman from rural Orange County, Paul was a brilliant but egomaniacal pop star and guitarist who spent years toying with new musical technologies. Their contest turned into an arms race as the most inventive musicians of the 1950s and 1960s-including bluesman Muddy Waters, rocker Buddy Holly, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Eric Clapton-adopted one maker's guitar or another. By the time Jimi Hendrix played "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Woodstock in 1969 on his Fender Stratocaster, it was clear that electric instruments-Fender or Gibson-had launched music into a radical new age, empowering artists with a vibrancy and volume never before attainable.
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  • Obsession With Cigar Box Guitars

    David Sutton

    Product Code: BTKVD
    Paperback
    The author of Cigar Box Guitars shares his amazing photo gallery of handmade musical greatness. This new edition includes a new step-bystep project for building your own tenor ukulele, and instructions for playing homemade guitars using both innovative and traditional techniques. In a modern revival of a great American tradition, sliders, pickers, strummers and makers are coming together in what they call the Cigar Box Guitar Revolution. Musicians and hobbyists are finding new creative freedom by making their own musical instruments out of unconventional materials. Their ingenious creations range from simple cardboard diddley bows to an electrified washtub bass. Cigar Box Guitars celebrates the modern craft of these irresistibly alluring instruments. In this new edition, professional photographer and woodworking enthusiast David Sutton shares his obsession with the genre in an expanded photo gallery that profiles inspiring examples of handmade musical greatness. Sutton details multiple techniques for playing the fretted, three-string cigar box guitar, with easy-to-follow chord diagrams and instructions for a selection of classic tunes. Authentic stories of legendary American roots music personalities.
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  • Guitars and Heroes: Mythic Guitars and Legendary Musicians

    Julien Bitoun

    Product Code: BSBZT
    Paperback
    An encyclopedia of more than 100 guitars and the musicians who have mastered them. Guitars & Heroes is organized by era, from the rockabilly pioneers to the guitar heroes of the future. Each chapter contains portraits of guitarists (past and present) and their favourite instruments. The authoritative text describes the musician's favoured guitar or guitars and why they are preferred, often revealing a hidden facet of the musician's artistic approach. Special photo spreads include The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Van Halen, Prince, Billie Joe Armstrong, AC/DC, Les Paul, anatomy of a Stratocaster, 5 Replica Guitars; Burst, the world's most expensive guitar; 5 Most Desirable Amplifiers, 5 Pedals That Changed the World, 5 Groundbreaking Sounds, The Chicago Blues in 5 Albums, 5 Essential Hard Rock Albums and 5 Design Gibson Mistakes. The book is organized into three sections (Birth of an Art, The Golden Age, Modern Times) and nine chapters, each with a selection of artists and their guitars, including these: Delta Blues & Rockabilly Robert Johnson, Jimmie Rogers, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Buddy Holly; Chicago Blues & Jazz Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Trini Lopez, George Benson; British Blues Boom Dave Davies, Pete Townshend, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Peter Green; Surf, Garage Rock & Psychedelic Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Santana, Ry Cooder, Duane Allman; Birth of Hard Rock Ritchie Blackmore, Neil Young, Brian May, Peter Frampton, Joan Jett; Arena Rock, Shred & New Wave Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Edge, Joe Satriani, Slash; Grunge & Alternative Rock Kurt Cobain, Buzz Osborne, Sonic Youth, Rivers Cuomo, John 5; Metal to Djent Dimebag Darrell, John 5, Buckethead, Meshuggah, Tosin Abasi; Guitar Heroes of the Future St. Vincent, Joe Bonamassa, Jack White, Ron Thal, Matthew Bellamy. Guitars & Heroes is a sensational encyclopedia for all guitarists, guitar geeks, collectors and avid listeners, and an essential purchase for all collections.
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  • 1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing Before You Die

    Terry Burrows

    Product Code: BRZHI
    Paperback
    Never before have so many guitars been profiled within a single illustrated volume. 1001 Guitars To Dream Of Playing Before You Die showcases the greatest instruments from across the globe: some are of historical or cultural significance and some were made famous by well-known musicians; others are included as examples of technological breakthroughs, innovative design or extraordinary sound quality. From the earliest models produced by Belchior Dias in the sixteenth century to the latest Gibson "Robot" series of guitars with computer-controlled self-tuning capabilities and onboard sound-processing features, 1001 Guitars To Dream Of Playing Before You Die tells the fascinating stories behind the creation of each one. A striking colour photograph of each guitar is accompanied by specification details and illuminating text that traces the guitar's history and reveals which famous musicians like to play the instrument and on what albums it can be heard. Chronologically structured, this visually stunning reference will enable you to trace the evolution of the guitar in sound and design and observe how and why it has altered over time. It is certain to be essential reading for guitar aficionados, guitar players and all those with an affection for this influential, beautiful and diverse instrument.
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  • Guitar Exam Pieces from 2019, ABRSM Grade 3, with CD

    ABRSM

    Product Code: BRVLA
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    This book brings together, for the first time, nine pieces from ABRSM's Grade 3 Guitar syllabus from 2019. The pieces - two solos and one duet chosen from each of lists A, B and C - have been carefully selected to offer an attractive and varied range of styles, creating an excellent source of repertoire to suit every performer. The book also contains helpful footnotes and, for those preparing for exams, useful syllabus information. The enclosed CD features inspiring recordings of all 30 pieces on the Grade 3 syllabus, performed by Abigail James, Gary Ryan and Laura Snowden. ABRSM also offers a range of apps to support musical learning, available from www.abrsm.org/apps.
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  • Guitar Exam Pieces from 2019, ABRSM Grade 5

    ABRSM

    Product Code: BRVKZ
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    This book brings together, for the first time, nine pieces from ABRSM's Grade 5 Guitar syllabus from 2019. The pieces - two solos and one duet chosen from each of lists A, B and C - have been carefully selected to offer an attractive and varied range of styles, creating an excellent source of repertoire to suit every performer. The book also contains helpful footnotes and, for those preparing for exams, useful syllabus information. Recordings of all 30 pieces on the Grade 5 syllabus are available. These can be purchased as part of the Guitar Exam Pieces with CD package or as audio downloads (see www.abrsmdownloads.org for more details). ABRSM also offers a range of apps to support musical learning, available from www.abrsm.org/apps. Support material for ABRSM Guitar exams [GEPs with CD] [Scales] [Specimen sight-reading] [Specimen aural tests]
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  • Guitar Exam Pieces from 2019, ABRSM Grade 2, with CD

    ABRSM

    Product Code: BRVKY
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    This book brings together, for the first time, nine pieces from ABRSM's Grade 2 Guitar syllabus from 2019. The pieces - two solos and one duet chosen from each of lists A, B and C - have been carefully selected to offer an attractive and varied range of styles, creating an excellent source of repertoire to suit every performer. The book also contains helpful footnotes and, for those preparing for exams, useful syllabus information. The enclosed CD features inspiring recordings of all 30 pieces on the Grade 2 syllabus, performed by Abigail James, Gary Ryan and Laura Snowden. ABRSM also offers a range of apps to support musical learning, available from www.abrsm.org/apps.
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  • Guitar Exam Pieces from 2019, ABRSM Grade 1, with CD

    ABRSM

    Product Code: BRVKX
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    This book brings together, for the first time, nine pieces from ABRSM's Grade 1 Guitar syllabus from 2019. The pieces - two solos and one duet chosen from each of lists A, B and C - have been carefully selected to offer an attractive and varied range of styles, creating an excellent source of repertoire to suit every performer. The book also contains helpful footnotes and, for those preparing for exams, useful syllabus information. The enclosed CD features inspiring recordings of all 30 pieces on the Grade 1 syllabus, performed by Abigail James, Gary Ryan and Laura Snowden. ABRSM also offers a range of apps to support musical learning, available from www.abrsm.org/apps.
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If you dream of rocking a guitar instrumental like Jimi Hendrix then you’re going to need to start studying those chords. Don’t worry though, we’ve got loads of brilliant guitar books to help you learn the basics and become a fully-fledged guitarist in need of your own rock band.

Easy-to-follow-guides

We have easy step-by-step guitar-playing guides for adults and children so that anyone of any age or ability can pick up a plectrum and get stuck in.

Become a master musician

Or, if you’ve already been playing guitar for years and want to take your skills to the next level then grab yourself a copy of one of our brilliant guitar books or read up on one of music’s best guitarists in our range of biographies and autobiographies.