Learning guitar can be difficult--and even more so when you don't read music or understand the basics of technique. Starting at the beginning, Frederick Noad, an experienced "name" in the guitar instruction world, leads students through the basics from how to choose a guitar to learning to read music. With a CD added (at readers' requests!) and expanded coverage on styles, techniques and technology, Noad continues to help readers get a good start on playing guitar! Includes: the basics of guitar parts, stringing and tuning; right-hand techniques from strumming to rest strokes, arpeggios and more; notes - rhythms, chords, and the structures; practice techniques - from scales to pieces; expanded coverage on styles - with musical selections, tips and techniques; and audio CD with practice sessions and recorded music!