Beginning guitarists need all the help they can get and we are lucky to be living in an age where you can educate yourself on every imaginable subject. Whether you are enrolled in a guitar school or self-studying, there are great guitar method books available to begin or further help your study. Here are the "Guitar Method Books for Older Beginners". Most of these books are meant for the acoustic guitar.
Used in the Berklee College of Music guitar program, this first volume is specifically written for the beginner in mind. It teaches the basics of guitar playing such as chords and scales, has exercises and valuable tips to take your guitar playing to the next level.
The lessons in this book are arranged in a logical sequence, each lesson building off the last one. A variety of music in different styles are studied and there are illustrations for correct finger position.
For the adult beginner who wants to play acoustic or electric guitar. Lessons start off from the very basic from tuning your guitar to strumming and picking techniques. It has over 80 songs and riffs plus examples.
Under Warner Bros. Publications and written by Aaron Stang, the book includes lessons in reading music, basic chords and other guitar playing techniques. Has several songs in different music styles to study plus the cd serves as a play-along.
Written for the absolute novice, the lessons gently takes you through the basics of guitar playing. The cd serves as an example and a play-along tool.