Everything beginners need to know to start playing guitar Do you learn faster by seeing and doing than by wading through tedious instructions? Then pick up a guitar and start strumming! Teach Yourself VISUALLY Guitar shows you the basics—step by step and note by note. You begin with basic chords and techniques and progress through suspensions, bass runs, hammer-ons, and barre chords. As you learn to read tablature and lead sheets, you can play any number of songs and styles of music, from rock to folk to country. The chord chart and scale appendices are ready references for use long after you master the basics. Plus, this new edition includes an audio CD so you can hear what each note, chord, and technique should sound like, along with a new chapter on reading music. This new edition includes substantial improvements to get readers playing the guitar faster A photo-intensive, step-by-step approach to playing acoustic and electric guitar The bonus CD includes more than 100 audio tracks Whether you've never picked up a guitar or want to brush up on the basics, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Guitar will get you strumming in no time.