After a master Class performance by his Stefan's students famed Guitarist Paul Galbraith had this comment: "...they have a rare teacher, one that inspires love for their art"
Paul Galbraith, April 2003
So you want to learn how to play guitar? Here's the complete step by step guide to doing so.
The book teaches you how to read music but it also uses tablature so you can start playing right away!
Stefan has taught guitar for the last 30 years. His music has been recorded and published by Telarc International where he was one half of the duo La Vienta.
Think of a song that resonates deep down in your being. Now imagine sitting down with someone who was there when the song was recorded and can tell you how that series of sounds was committed to tape, and who can also explain why that particular combination of rhythms, timbres and pitches has lodged in your memory, making your pulse race and your heart swell every time you hear it. Remarkably, Levitin does all this and more, interrogating the basic nature of hearing and of music making (this is likely the only book whose jacket sports blurbs from both Oliver Sacks and Stevie Wonder), without losing an affectionate appreciation for the songs he's reducing to neural impulses. Levitin is the ideal guide to this material: he enjoyed a successful career as a rock musician and studio producer before turning to cognitive neuroscience, earning a Ph.D. and becoming a top researcher into how our brains interpret music. Though the book starts off a little dryly (the first chapter is a crash course in music theory), Levitin's snappy prose and relaxed style quickly win one over and will leave readers thinking about the contents of their iPods in an entirely new way.
Chords, Learning Notes, Improvisation
I love this book. It shows me how to read music in a very simple way. I also finally understand how to move chords up and down the fingerboard. The classical pieces are cool and since they also have tabs I can cheat once in a while. The added bonus for me are the lessons on improvisation. If you use the website with the same name you can also use the videos and backing tracks. Very cool.
Really easy to understand !
Wow! Everything you need to play guitar. Finally!
Lots of cool stuff on chords, improvisation , technique, theory,and so much more.
Easy to understand . Thanks!
Great learning tool for any level of guitar. Easy to understand with clear illustrations.