Jake Jackson's publications, as writer, editor or contributor, include The Beginner's Guide to Reading Music, How to Play Classic Riffs and Play Flamenco. As guitarist and songwriter he has been in a few bands, including Slice, The Harmonics and Starbank and has studied a form of Flamenco guitar. Although Jake has a range of fine guitars in his house his favourite music software is Sibelius and, having worked with Cubase for many years, is now moving over to Logic Pro.
5.0 out of 5 stars | Excellent tool for beginners! | By Scottish-Mermaidon | I am very pleased with this purchase. I am a beginner at guitar and have found this book very good for getting me to grips with the chords. The book shows all chords from more than one position, which is great as there are a few ways to play each chord. The chord diagrams are very clear thus easy to understand. So much so, I also recommend this for the young beginner. It's good if you want to teach yourself or if you wish to use it to compliment professional lessons. Personally, I am teaching myself and have found that using this alongside the fantastic Garage band guitar tutorials is a great combination and I am learning very quickly too. It is quite a thick booklet but not a large book so won't take up too much room in a bag. As other reviewers have also mentioned...it is ring binded meaning it is easy to leave open to glance at whilst your hands are occupied with the guitar. I recommend this to anyone who plays or wants to play guitar. Amazon 5.0 out of 5 stars | Best chord book | By A. Thomason | Simple as that easy to read and navigate, even for those who get numbers and letters mixed up one chord picture per page with a few more advanced ones added in the back, spiral-bound (who would want a paperback that closes itself all the time?) if you need a chord book, this is the one. Amazon 5.0 out of 5 stars | Great book! | ByBigBoolson | Really clear to understand chord book, the fact its spiral bound is awesome and makes it easier to leave open on the page you're viewing. For the people who say its not clear to understand and doesn't teach anything, its not a tuition book!! Its simply a chord dictionary!! I've had a few chord books, this is by far the best one. Amazon