Extensively illustrated and written in down-to-earth language, this "Haynes Manual" is designed to take the novice guitar player through from first steps to confident, competent playing, but each chapter can also be read as a self-contained tutorial in its own right by those who already have some knowledge and skill. During the writing of this book, the author has recalled his own problems from his early playing days, some of which have taken many years and frustrations to resolve, and aimed to provide the reader with answers to many common stumbling blocks.
Martin Hatwood has worked as both a professional and semi-professional guitarist and bass player for over 25 years. He has taught many people to read music and play guitar. He is also skilled in guitar maintenance and repair. This book is based upon his more than two decades of recording and performing experience.