The Best Guitar Learning Book I Know

What is the best guitar learning book that I know? Well, my answer has to be William Leavitt’s Modern Method for Guitar, also known as the Berklee Book, because this is the official guitar method used at Berklee College of Music. In fact, the author – William Leavitt – was the chair of the guitar department at Berklee. I just love this book. As a matter of fact, I consider it “the bible” because I never went to music school and this is as close as I can get to getting a college degree in music. This book really made a whole lot of difference in my guitar playing since I started learning from it (click here for my take on guitar learning books)

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Guitar Learning Books or Guitar Lessons?

Should you learn from guitar learning books or guitar lessons? This is one of the first questions you may be asking yourself if you’re just starting out with guitar playing. Today there are even virtual teachers on Skype (well, to be more accurate the teachers are not virtual, but the classroom is…). To add more options to the already-confusing set of available options, there are thousands of free and semi-free video lessons on YouTube that promise to make you a guitarist if you subscribe to their channel or paid program. So what should you do?

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