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"I think this book is great. It covers all the stuff I teach, in a really clear but detailed way. I always find that different people take different amounts of theory to others, but this would be a great book to keep referring back to during lessons and song learning. It's pretty much exactly how I would make a guitar tutor book."
Keiren Wade, Guitar Tutor & Performer (UK)
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Learn to Play Guitar 130 pages with over 180 photographic examples, diagrams and illustrations; a Guitar method book designed to be comprehensive and understandable, including downloadable audio tracks. The eBook version is at a low introductory price! Click on contents pages to enlarge >>
Musical Pieces To get you straight into playing music, numbers have been added underneath pieces to indicate rhythm (tablature on its own doesn’t indicate this). Later, the rhythmical aspect of notation is covered so you can use it with tablature.
Chords Open chords; major chords and minor chords (open chords have non-fretted strings within them). An explanation of chord construction. Barre chords and Power chords are also covered.
Rhythm Guitar Changing chords and Strum patterns are presented separately at first so you can focus on each individually. They are then brought together from basic to more advanced until there’s a rhythm guitar piece to play.
Theory Music theory basics explained in terms of the fretboard and reinforced by musical pieces in various styles making the learning process of this guitar method book practical and enjoyable.
Audio 42 downloadable audio mp3 tracks in various styles with a demo and backing track for each. Listen to samples on player >>
Stretching Stretching exercises with illustrations are included to relieve tension and help avoid pains and injury. How to practice is also explained as well as stringing a guitar.
Learn Guitar - Sample Pages    click to enlarge >>       
Restringing a Guitar
Techniques Explaining basic techniques that can be taken for granted by more experienced players. Palm muting and some basic lead guitar techniques are also covered including hammer ons, pull offs, sliding and string bending.
Basics How to hold a guitar correctly and how to tune it. Tablature is explained clearly and the typical beginners problem of reading it the correct way around is addressed.
Rock guitar song Fretboard layout Learn to play guitar introduction Learn to Play Guitar contents pages guitar tablature diagram Using a plectrum Holding a plectrum Guitar method book image 2 Fretboard diagram Guitar method book image 3 Barre chords Guitar tablature Rhythm guitar Stretching for Guitarist Reviews
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“We loved the book. The information was well paced and concise enough not to overwhelm.  Any beginner would definitely benefit from having this book, and it's a great reminder for those who might have forgotten details or are looking for them.”
Nimal De Silva, The Music Garage (Singapore)
“Had a look at the book and all I can say is....awesome. To me, it is well laid out, easy to look at and there is the supplemental material to top it off. The theory may get tedious for some...its hard to not teach theory but most people seem to have an aversion to it.....the idea of discipline I think.”
Gernot Schlegel - Professional Guitarist & Teacher  (Canada)
“There’s two ways of learning the guitar – the first is two learn enough of the basics to fly towards playing your favourite songs competently, and the second is to intensively gain an understanding of the instrument by forming a solid foundation through taking your time with it in the early stages. The book titled “Learn to play Guitar” by Gareth Evans is of the latter approach. Through reading and learning from this book, players can discover a deep, extensive and in-depth approach to the technique, theory and everything else related to being a good beginner guitarist. Newcomers can learn positive and productive exercises to train their body to better play the guitar (not just their fingers) and across the 120 or so pages within, it’s clear that the writer has put a lot of time into figuring out the right approach for starters to take when adjusting to the standard 6-string. Would recommend this for anyone who is looking to get a really solid grip on how to play the guitar, and also to tutors who are looking at ways to improve their own tutoring abilities.
Logan Ellis, Mgr. Spiderhands Productions Ltd  (New Zealand)
“Plenty of detail that goes into posture, hand position, thumb position, etc. The notation and strumming is really good here because it builds up in stages. In a real life lesson, you can introduce it in this way piece by piece and not overwhelm the student."
Michael Hanna, Grade 8 RS.Guitar - Larne Guitar School         (Ireland)
“Learn to play Guitar is an ideal companion to support the beginner on their new found musical journey. Highly recommended.”
Liam Cain, BMus (hons) Professional Guitarist (UK)
“This top value eBook and MP3 package covers a wide range topics essential for all guitarists. Over 100 pages with plenty of information and solid advice that a player can dip into as needed. Evans does not gloss over the often neglected area of reading notation for rhythm. There are many examples to practice (melodies and rhythm patterns) with the backing tracks. I was especially interested in the final section of exercises to keep your body guitar-ready. A very useful tool to help you progress with your guitar playing.”
Hedley Timbs BA(Mus), Grad.Dip. Teaching      (New Zealand)
Tim, an Engineer, who has been a student for 1 year and 7 months. Comments: “Well written and laid out guide for guitarists, beginners to intermediate. Aimed mainly at beginners but lots of useful stuff for more advanced players too. Covers everything a beginner needs to know including maintenance, excercises and theory. Lots of diagrams and photos.”
Phillip, a retired Gardener, who has been a student for 1 year & 5 months. Comments: “Gareth is an excellent guitar teacher and both an outstanding teacher and guitarist.  All of his books are concise and easy to follow. I would thouroughly recommend him to anybody.”
Joseph Lustud who has been a student for 3 years and 1 month. Comments: “A very good book for beginners to intermediate guitar players, teaching the reader about the fundamentals, chords shapes, techniques, tips and how to read music (ed: I should point out that it covers only the rhythmical aspect to be used in conjunction with guitar TAB), in depth. It includes lots of examples and 42 tracks to download. Lots of pictures and easy to read.”
Danny, a Carpenter, who has been a student for 1 year and 7 months. Comments: “I have been working through this book ever since I started lessons with Gareth. I think it is an excellent book and has helped me progress a great deal! It is easy to understand and has clear diagrams so you can see what you are doing. Criticism: “It would be good if all the songs came on a CD with the book” (ed: just for the readers info, they come as downloadable tracks).
Louisa who has been a student for 6 months. Comments: “The book is clear and easy to follow. It is helpful for all levels. It includes some excercises which build your skills up to playing the chords of a tune / song.”
Neil, a Door Engineer, who has been a student for 2 years and 6 months. Comments: “Easy to follow, learnt to play a scale which turned into a tune. Lots of exercises and techniques, with backing tracks to play along to.”
George who has been a student for 1 years and 2 months. Comments: “Excellent teaching, helpful books with useful illustrations. As the author of the books, Gareth has a complete understanding of their contents. Being a beginner to guitar, I ask numerous questions about the books!”
Adrian, a mechanic, who has been a student for 1 year. Comments: “The Learn to Play guitar for Beginners is a very good guide for technique and theory. The book is set out very well with detailed photos, which help the learning process.”
Emma who has been a student for 9 months. Comments: “Easy to understand, taught me TAB reading, sight-reading and chords. You can learn guitar at your own speed. Book starts easy and gets harder as it goes on & has good diagrams to help you understand.”
Learn Guitar
Learn to Play Guitar 130 pages with over 180 photographic examples, diagrams and illustrations; a Guitar method book designed to be comprehensive and understandable, including downloadable audio tracks. The eBook version is at a low introductory price!
Musical Pieces To get you straight into playing music, numbers have been added underneath pieces to indicate rhythm (tablature on its own doesn’t indicate this). Later, the rhythmical aspect of notation is covered so you can use it with tablature.
Chords Open chords; major chords and minor chords (open chords have non-fretted strings within them). An explanation of chord construction. Barre chords and Power chords are also covered.
Rhythm Guitar Changing chords and Strum patterns are presented separately at first so you can focus on each individually. They are then brought together from basic to more advanced until there’s a rhythm guitar piece to play.
Theory Music theory basics explained in terms of the fretboard and reinforced by musical pieces in various styles making the learning process of this guitar method book practical and enjoyable.
Audio 42 downloadable audio mp3 tracks in various styles with a demo and backing track for each. Listen to samples on player >>
Stretching Stretching exercises with illustrations are included to relieve tension and help avoid pains and injury. How to practice is also explained as well as stringing a guitar.
Learn Guitar - Sample Pages    click to enlarge >>       
Restringing a Guitar
Techniques Explaining basic techniques that can be taken for granted by more experienced players. Palm muting and some basic lead guitar techniques are also covered including hammer ons, pull offs, sliding and string bending.
Basics How to hold a guitar correctly and how to tune it. Tablature is explained clearly and the typical beginners problem of reading it the correct way around is addressed.
Rock guitar song Fretboard layout Learn to play guitar introduction Learn to Play Guitar contents pages guitar tablature diagram Using a plectrum Holding a plectrum Guitar method book image 2 Fretboard diagram Guitar method book image 3 Barre chords Guitar tablature Rhythm guitar Stretching for Guitarist
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Free delivery worldwide, paypal accepted.
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“We loved the book. The information was well paced and concise enough not to overwhelm.  Any beginner would definitely benefit from having this book, and it's a great reminder for those who might have forgotten details or are looking for them.”
Nimal De Silva, The Music Garage (Singapore)
“Had a look at the book and all I can say is....awesome. To me, it is well laid out, easy to look at and there is the supplemental material to top it off. The theory may get tedious for some...its hard to not teach theory but most people seem to have an aversion to it.....the idea of discipline I think.”
Gernot Schlegel - Professional Guitarist & Teacher   (Canada)
“There’s two ways of learning the guitar – the first is two learn enough of the basics to fly towards playing your favourite songs competently, and the second is to intensively gain an understanding of the instrument by forming a solid foundation through taking your time with it in the early stages. The book titled “Learn to play Guitar” by Gareth Evans is of the latter approach. Through reading and learning from this book, players can discover a deep, extensive and in-depth approach to the technique, theory and everything else related to being a good beginner guitarist. Newcomers can learn positive and productive exercises to train their body to better play the guitar (not just their fingers) and across the 120 or so pages within, it’s clear that the writer has put a lot of time into figuring out the right approach for starters to take when adjusting to the standard 6-string. Would recommend this for anyone who is looking to get a really solid grip on how to play the guitar, and also to tutors who are looking at ways to improve their own tutoring abilities.
Logan Ellis, Mgr. Spiderhands Productions Ltd       (New Zealand)
“Plenty of detail that goes into posture, hand position, thumb position, etc. The notation and strumming is really good here because it builds up in stages. In a real life lesson, you can introduce it in this way piece by piece and not overwhelm the student."
Michael Hanna, Grade 8 RS.Guitar - Larne Guitar School             (Ireland)
“Learn to play Guitar is an ideal companion to support the beginner on their new found musical journey. Highly recommended.”
Liam Cain, BMus (hons) Professional Guitarist (UK)
“This top value eBook and MP3 package covers a wide range topics essential for all guitarists. Over 100 pages with plenty of information and solid advice that a player can dip into as needed. Evans does not gloss over the often neglected area of reading notation for rhythm. There are many examples to practice (melodies and rhythm patterns) with the backing tracks. I was especially interested in the final section of exercises to keep your body guitar-ready. A very useful tool to help you progress with your guitar playing.”
Hedley Timbs BA(Mus), Grad.Dip. Teaching          (New Zealand)
Tim, an Engineer, who has been a student for 1 year and 7 months. Comments: “Well written and laid out guide for guitarists, beginners to intermediate. Aimed mainly at beginners but lots of useful stuff for more advanced players too. Covers everything a beginner needs to know including maintenance, excercises and theory. Lots of diagrams and photos.”
Phillip, a retired Gardener, who has been a student for 1 year & 5 months. Comments: “Gareth is an excellent guitar teacher and both an outstanding teacher and guitarist.  All of his books are concise and easy to follow. I would thouroughly recommend him to anybody.”
Danny, a Carpenter, who has been a student for 1 year and 7 months. Comments: “I have been working through this book ever since I started lessons with Gareth. I think it is an excellent book and has helped me progress a great deal! It is easy to understand and has clear diagrams so you can see what you are doing. Criticism: “It would be good if all the songs came on a CD with the book” (ed: just for the readers info, they come as downloadable tracks).
Louisa who has been a student for 6 months. Comments: “The book is clear and easy to follow. It is helpful for all levels. It includes some excercises which build your skills up to playing the chords of a tune / song.”
George who has been a student for 1 years and 2 months. Comments: “Excellent teaching, helpful books with useful illustrations. As the author of the books, Gareth has a complete understanding of their contents. Being a beginner to guitar, I ask numerous questions about the books!”
Adrian, a mechanic, who has been a student for 1 year. Comments: “The Learn to Play guitar for Beginners is a very good guide for technique and theory. The book is set out very well with detailed photos, which help the learning process.”
Emma who has been a student for 9 months. Comments: “Easy to understand, taught me TAB reading, sight-reading and chords. You can learn guitar at your own speed. Book starts easy and gets harder as it goes on & has good diagrams to help you understand.”
Joseph Lustud who has been a student for 3 years and 1 month. Comments: “A very good book for beginners to intermediate guitar players, teaching the reader about the fundamentals, chords shapes, techniques, tips and how to read music (ed: I should point out that it covers only the rhythmical aspect to be used in conjunction with guitar TAB), in depth. It includes lots of examples and 42 tracks to download. Lots of pictures and easy to read.”
Neil, a Door Engineer, who has been a student for 2 years and 6 months. Comments: “Easy to follow, learnt to play a scale which turned into a tune. Lots of exercises and techniques, with backing tracks to play along to.”
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"I think this book is great. It covers all the stuff I teach, in a really clear but detailed way. I always find that different people take different amounts of theory to others, but this would be a great book to keep referring back to during lessons and song learning. It's pretty much exactly how I would make a guitar tutor book."
Keiren Wade, Guitar Tutor & Performer (UK)
Learn Guitar
Learn to Play Guitar 130 pages with over 180 photographic examples, diagrams and illustrations; a Guitar method book designed to be comprehensive and understandable, including downloadable audio tracks. The eBook version is at a low introductory price!
Musical Pieces To get you straight into playing music, numbers have been added underneath pieces to indicate rhythm (tablature on its own doesn’t indicate this). Later, the rhythmical aspect of notation is covered so you can use it with tablature.
Chords Open chords; major chords and minor chords (open chords have non-fretted strings within them). An explanation of chord construction. Barre chords and Power chords are also covered.
Rhythm Guitar Changing chords and Strum patterns are presented separately at first so you can focus on each individually. They are then brought together from basic to more advanced until there’s a rhythm guitar piece to play.
Theory Music theory basics explained in terms of the fretboard and reinforced by musical pieces in various styles making the learning process of this guitar method book practical and enjoyable.
Audio 42 downloadable audio mp3 tracks in various styles with a demo and backing track for each. Listen to samples on player >>
Stretching Stretching exercises with illustrations are included to relieve tension and help avoid pains and injury. How to practice is also explained as well as stringing a guitar.
Learn Guitar - Sample Pages  click to enlarge >>       
Restringing a Guitar
Techniques Explaining basic techniques that can be taken for granted by more experienced players. Palm muting and some basic lead guitar techniques are also covered including hammer ons, pull offs, sliding and string bending.
Basics How to hold a guitar correctly and how to tune it. Tablature is explained clearly and the typical beginners problem of reading it the correct way around is addressed.
Rock guitar song Fretboard layout Learn to play guitar introduction Learn to Play Guitar contents pages guitar tablature diagram Using a plectrum Holding a plectrum Guitar method book image 2 Fretboard diagram Guitar method book image 3 Barre chords Guitar tablature Rhythm guitar Stretching for Guitarist
Also available at most other retailers worldwide.
Free delivery worldwide, paypal accepted.
£1.49
£1.49 RRP
£10.99 RRP
Click on contents pages to enlarge >>
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“We loved the book. The information was well paced and concise enough not to overwhelm. Any beginner would definitely benefit from having this book, and it's a great reminder for those who might have forgotten details or are looking for them.”
Nimal De Silva, The Music Garage     (Singapore)
Gernot Schlegel - Professional Guitarist     & Teacher (Canada)
“Had a look at the book and all I can say is....awesome. To me, it is well laid out, easy to look at and there is the supplemental material to top it off. The theory may get tedious for some...its hard to not teach theory but most people seem to have an aversion to it.....the idea of discipline I think.”
“There’s two ways of learning the guitar – the first is two learn enough of the basics to fly towards playing your favourite songs competently, and the second is to intensively gain an understanding of the instrument by forming a solid foundation through taking your time with it in the early stages. The book titled “Learn to play Guitar” by Gareth Evans is of the latter approach. Through reading and learning from this book, players can discover a deep, extensive and in-depth approach to the technique, theory and everything else related to being a good beginner guitarist. Newcomers can learn positive and productive exercises to train their body to better play the guitar (not just their fingers) and across the 120 or so pages within, it’s clear that the writer has put a lot of time into figuring out the right approach for starters to take when adjusting to the standard 6-string. Would recommend this for anyone who is looking to get a really solid grip on how to play the guitar, and also to tutors who are looking at ways to improve their own tutoring abilities.
Logan Ellis, Mgr. Spiderhands Productions       Ltd (New Zealand)
Michael Hanna, Grade 8 RS.Guitar Larne     Guitar School (Ireland)
“Plenty of detail that goes into posture, hand position, thumb position, etc. The notation and strumming is really good here because it builds up in stages. In a real life lesson, you can introduce it in this way piece by piece and not overwhelm the student."
“Learn to play Guitar is an ideal companion to support the beginner on their new found musical journey. Highly recommended.”
Liam Cain, BMus (hons) Professional       Guitarist (UK)
“This top value eBook and MP3 package covers a wide range topics essential for all guitarists. Over 100 pages with plenty of information and solid advice that a player can dip into as needed. Evans does not gloss over the often neglected area of reading notation for rhythm. There are many examples to practice (melodies and rhythm patterns) with the backing tracks. I was especially interested in the final section of exercises to keep your body guitar-ready. A very useful tool to help you progress with your guitar playing.”
Hedley Timbs BA(Mus), Grad.Dip. Teaching          (New Zealand)
Tim, an Engineer, a student for 1 year and 7 months. Comments: “Well written and laid out guide for guitarists, beginners to intermediate. Aimed mainly at beginners but lots of useful stuff for more advanced players too. Covers everything a beginner needs to know including maintenance, excercises and theory. Lots of diagrams and photos.”
Phillip, retired Gardener, student for 1 year & 5 months. Comments: “Gareth is an excellent guitar teacher and both an outstanding teacher and guitarist.  All of his books are concise and easy to follow. I would thouroughly recommend him to anybody.”
Danny, a Carpenter, a student for 1 year and 7 months. Comments: “I have been working through this book ever since I started lessons with Gareth. I think it is an excellent book and has helped me progress a great deal! It is easy to understand and has clear diagrams so you can see what you are doing. Criticism: “It would be good if all the songs came on a CD with the book” (ed: just for the readers info, they come as downloadable tracks).
Louisa who has been a student for 6 months. Comments: “The book is clear and easy to follow. It is helpful for all levels. It includes some excercises which build your skills up to playing the chords of a tune / song.”
George who has been a student for 1 year and 2 months. Comments: “Excellent teaching, helpful books with useful illustrations. As the author of the books, Gareth has a complete understanding of their contents. Being a beginner to guitar, I ask numerous questions about the books!”
Adrian, a mechanic, who has been a student for 1 year. Comments: “The Learn to Play guitar for Beginners is a very good guide for technique and theory. The book is set out very well with detailed photos, which help the learning process.”
Emma who has been a student for 9 months. Comments: “Easy to understand, taught me TAB reading, sight-reading and chords. You can learn guitar at your own speed. Book starts easy and gets harder as it goes on & has good diagrams to help you understand.”
Joseph Lustud, a student for 3 years and 1 month. Comments: “A very good book for beginners to intermediate guitar players, teaching the reader about the fundamentals, chords shapes, techniques, tips and how to read music (ed: I should point out that it covers only the rhythmical aspect to be used in conjunction with guitar TAB), in depth. It includes lots of examples and 42 tracks to download. Lots of pictures and easy to read.”
Neil, a Door Engineer, student for 2 years and 6 months. Comments: “Easy to follow, learnt to play a scale which turned into a tune. Lots of exercises and techniques, with backing tracks to play along to.”