Super Skills: How to Play Guitar in 10 Easy Lessons by Dan Holton


Super Skills: How to Play Guitar in 10 Easy Lessons by Dan Holton

You want to play the guitar, but you don't know where to start? From holding a plectrum and learning your first chords, right through to your first guitar solo, this book leads the way. With easy-to-follow explanations accompanied by clear, step-by-step graphics throughout, this series serves as a great tool for young readers keen to pick up a new hobby. Breaking a daunting subject into easy-to-manage chunks with insider tips, this book provides the perfect framework for budding musicians. Text is further supported by exclusive internet backing tracks and audio examples. By following each lesson and practicing the exercises, readers can learn the 10 super skills needed to become a great guitarist. QED are publishing this title in two different formats: Super Skills: How to Play Guitar (Concealed Spiral): 978-1-78493-037-0 Super Skills: How to Play Guitar (Library Bound): 978-1-78493-132-2


All the instructions are clear. Moreover, the illustrations are simple and easy to interpret, annotated as necessary to fully explain guitar techniques and fingering -- Simon Barrett Armadillo

About the Author

DAN HOLTON began playing guitar at 15, and hasn't been without a guitar for more than a day or two ever since. He has a degree in music and studied under eminent musicians Guthrie Govan and Ace. He has toured and played in a band and now settled down to teaching fulltime through his own business, the Brighton Guitar Academy. The Academy has over 1500 students on its books and, when not teaching, Dan also produces music videos as well as writing freelance for guitar companies such as Riffstation, Blues Guitar Master and many others. JOANNA KERR has an MA in Sequential Illustration from the University of Brighton and an MFA in Fine Art from the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford. She has worked as an illustrator for many years, and has moved from the medium of linoprint into digital illustration. As well as creating her own delightful illustrations, Joanna also teaches illustration on a Foundation degree programme which, she says, constantly informs her practice and challenges and inspires her work. She also has a cat called Lulu and enjoys gardening and country walks.

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64 pages
Interest Age: 7


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Publication date

15th September 2015



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