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I'm a complete beginner on the guitar, though I can read music and play other instruments. There were good reviews of this book and I have no idea why. I've got to the end of day 3 so far and I find the book is very little help.
The timing is completely unrealistic. As he mentions, playing makes your fingers sore and he says you should stop and rest them so that you don't get blisters. But he also says you should play for several hours a day. The two don't go together. I can't even manage half an hour a day in several sessions yet. Then you get to play Happy Birthday. Then he puts down some more melodies, which are not tunes. It would be far better to put recognisable tunes so that you could enjoy playing them and start to get a feel for the notes. The pictures of him playing chords aren't helpful - with the A chord, for example, he has one finger on the fret and another so far down that (having tried in exactly the same placings) you cannot get a clear note. With the tabs, it would be much more helpful if he put the name of the note down, as well as the tab. I can look up to the stave and read it, but I'm getting no feel, after a week, for what note I'm playing at any time. There is simply not enough content at the early stages, he's so intent on rushing through in seven lessons that he doesn't give enough to practise simply with. My husband was guitarist in a professional band, back in the day, and he's as unimpressed with the book as I am. He's taught me rather more than the book has. It's good that the writer is encouraging and there are certainly some good tips. The tuning instructions are clear and so is the general information. Glancing forward, I can see that there is good advice - but I'll certainly need another book to help me (not written by Guitar Head) if I'm to get that far. I'm sure there's something better out there, I can't recommend this book.