This new edition of Guitar for Beginners is on hand to be your learning companion, guiding you through the basics and helping you lay firm foundations for future development. Our step-by-step tutorials are even accompanied by free online resources such as video tutorials and audio files to point you in the right direction and provide examples of how your guitar playing should sound. With plenty of practice, you will be finger-picking, string bending and making compositions of your own in no time. Featuring: Getting started - The ultimate guide and step-by-step tutorials will teach you the basics, from choosing the right guitar and knowing how to hold it to strumming and picking. Techniques - Learn how to play basic chords, the secret behind finger picking, and how your computer, tablet and smartphone can help your practise and record. Understanding music - Interpreting guitar tab and musical notation can be daunting at first, but it’s worth learning the basics to improve your technique. Play in the style of… - Discover how certain genres get that distinct sound and how you can achieve it.