What are the best guidebooks on how to play the guitar?

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    #1Guitar Handbook

    Guitar Handbook

    Guitar Handbook is a guidebook written by Ralph Denyer in October 1982. It is about famous guitarists and a detailed narration of how guitars are made and taken care of.

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    Heather Watkins
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This book is a must-read for guitar beginners. Highly recommend"
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    #2The Missing Method (Vol. 1)

    The Missing Method (Vol. 1)

    The Missing Method: Reading Guitar Music Beyond the Open Position is the first volume in the guitar-playing guidebook series written by Christian J. Triola and Amy Joy. It was originally published in 2013 and was re-released in 2017.

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    Eugene Gardner
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This is a good guide book for learning guitar. Maybe not the best, but definitely worth time reading."
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    #3Creative Guitar 1

    Creative Guitar 1

    Creative Guitar 1: Cutting Edge Techniques is a guidebook on how to play the guitar and music theory by Guthrie Govan. It is designed for mid-level guitarists and it comes with a CD.

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    Janet Mitchell
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This is the first in a series of three books and comes with a CD. This books contains a complete explanation of Music Theory and is more advanced than beginner play. It helps you learn pentatonic patterns, minor arpeggios, and backing tracks. "
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    #4Blues Rhythm Guitar

    Blues Rhythm Guitar
    Blues Rhythm Guitar is a guidebook on how to play the classic old blues on guitar written by Keith Wyatt. It is designed for complete amateurs and early level players. It was published in 2008.
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    Donna McDonald
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "I am a beginner at playing guitar, and needed something to help me learn how to play. I thought this book was a really good guide for a beginner. I would definitely recommend. "
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    #5How to Play Blues Guitar

    How to Play Blues Guitar

    How To Play Blues Guitar: The Basics & Beyond is an introductory and midlevel guidebook on how to play blues guitar written by Richard Johnston. It has charts and photos and details the styles of famous blues icons.

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    Shreyas Rodrigues
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Not really for me - it's a collection of articles and not a comprehensive guide. Plus, learning guitar from a book is really hard. I much prefer videos. "
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    #6Creative Guitar 2

    Creative Guitar 2

    Creative Guitar 2: Advance Techniques is the second book in Guthrie Govan's guidebook on how to play advanced level guitar. It was released in 2006 and comes with a CD full of riffs and licks for readers to follow.

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    Nicholas Smith
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "This is for musicians who are too much in to guitars and are trying to learn new things day by day. If you get tutoring then you might not be in need of this because you would know that stuff already. If you are the sole learner then this should be bought."
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    #7From Zero to Rock Hero in Six Weeks

    From Zero to Rock Hero in Six Weeks
    From Zero to Rock Hero in Six Weeks: The Crash Course That Teaches You How to Play the Guitar is a guidebook on how to play the guitar for amateurs written and prepared by Owen Edwards. It comes with a CD for a better experience.
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    Marie Cooper
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "From Zero to Rock Hero in Six Weeks was rather average to me and won't get to an expert in the timetable listed. But I love that it comes with a CD, so that's a bonus if you want to try this out."
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    #87 Keys to Becoming a Better Guitar Player

    7 Keys to Becoming a Better Guitar Player

    7 Keys to Becoming a Better Guitar Player is a short, step-by-step guidebook on how to play the guitar written by Don Sansone for beginning and midlevel guitarists. It was published in 2013.

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    Marcela Muñiz
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "For anybody considering learning to play guitar, this could possibly be a starter guide to help you on that path. This convenient book contains 13 essential chords for beginning guitarists. This is one way to learn for those who do not want to interact with a live instructor, and this way is much cheaper, although it is up to you to be disciplined enough to make this work. This also contains valuable information which could be useful to the intermediate player as well. "

Summary

Best What are the best guidebooks on how to play the guitar
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Guitar HandbookBooks 34 Paid
2The Missing Method (Vol. 1)Books 31 Paid
3Creative Guitar 1Books 29 Paid
4Blues Rhythm GuitarBooks 26 Paid
5How to Play Blues GuitarBooks 25 Paid
6Creative Guitar 2Books 22 Paid
7From Zero to Rock Hero in Six WeeksBooks 18 Paid
87 Keys to Becoming a Better Guitar PlayerBooks 6 Paid
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