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The First Stage Guitar Chord Chart: Learn How to Play the Most Commonly Played Guitar Chords! [Paperback]

Chris Lopez
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June 1 2006
Now you can learn the most commonly played guitar chords! The ideal guitar learning chord chart for anyone who would like to quickly learn to play guitar! Includes lots of practice chord combinations! Learn to play guitar to rock 'n roll, country, blues, popular songs, etc., on an electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and 12 string guitar. Clear, simple, and very easy to understand illustrations. This guitar chord chart is for the beginner who wants a simple and direct method to learn how to play chords on the guitar. There is no note reading or complicated theory to deal with. There are study notes and clearly illustrated fingering diagrams to help you on your way to playing chords to your favorite songs and some great exercises to get you going on your own songs. This guitar chord chart is easy to understand and is presented in a clear and methodical fashion with chord grids and logical explanations. Finally!, a learn to play guitar chord chart that offers you so much more! Includes 6 full chart pages of the most commonly played guitar chords!

Even though this is a great handy guitar chord chart, getting both THE "FIRST STAGE" GUITAR BOOK and THE "NEXT STAGE" GUITAR BOOK would be the perfect choice to building a great foundation in establishing the overall skills to learning how to play a guitar without spending a great deal of time in music theory!

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"Finally, an enjoyable method to learning to play guitar. Chris Lopez makes the complex appear simple." -- Russ Hucek - Kradle, Inc. - Oct 1998

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A handy guide for the beginning guitar player! Includes simple and easy to understand information on learning to play guitar. Practice chord combinations....plus much more! You will discover that this learn to play guitar chord chart will not overwhelm you with more than you need to know at this early stage of learning to play guitar, however will provide you with only the essential guitar chords in a simplified method. You will find that by focusing and learning the most commonly played guitar chords, you will be on your way to playing the songs you enjoy as well as your own creations a lot sooner. "Finally, an enjoyable method to learning to play guitar. Chris Lopez makes the complex appear simple." (Russ Hucek - Kradle, Inc. - Oct 1998)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful chord reference in an simple package Oct. 6 2000
I had been checking music stores and the net for a good chord reference material. I found plenty of those 10000 or a million chords books, which seems to be very useful for professional musicians, but unfortunately were too complicated for such a beginner and "weekend" guitar player like me.
Then I found this booklet, which was 8 pages long, but it seemed quite complete and very simply to follow and understand.
We basically have chord diagrams with four types of A chords, four types of E chords, four types of D chords, etc... We have the most common and used 48 chords, and an interesting aspect is that it always tells you which chords go well with other chords.
It means that you can learn the chords by simply copying the diagrams and then create your chord progression for a song you want to compose. A very useful tool to compose your first songs for acoustic or electric guitar.
There is also a guide for chord progressions, in case you don't even want to create your own and just want to follow instructions and learn new things.
I am sure there must be more complete books around, but if you basically want to learn a few more chords, learn about chord progressions and maybe compose your first songs, this cheap booklet is almost a must.
This booklet is rightly priced, it contains valuable info and is presented in a simply to understand format. Maybe later I will go for a more complete book on chords, with all those thousands of chords, but right now I am very happy with my choice!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Beginnings June 30 2004
By Steve P
Recently got First Stage Guitar Chord Chart by Chris Lopez and Essentials by Bruce Arnold. I'm a weekend geetar picker just getting started. I'm mostly interested in learning chords and scales. I thought both books were good they both gave simple presentations of the most important chords and scales. Essentials has an interesting quark in that you can download videos and mp3 files that go with various parts of the book. I found the mp3 files to be very useful to jam over but I'm over here on a dial up connection so couldn't use the video stuff that much. One thing I did watch though was movies about common problems found with each chord. It showed me all the common problems people have when learning chords and I thought that was pretty cool. Ya really can't go wrong with either book though - they lay everything out very clearly and are enjoyable to work with.
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The "First Stage" Guitar Chord Chart has alot of very valuable information. For the beginner it is extremely helpful, there is enough instruction to get you started playing guitar immediately. The author was generous with his knowledge of guitar learning methods. I highly recommend this chart to all beginners and even those who already play. The illustrations are clear and simple to read. The "First Stage" Guitar Chord Chart is more than worth the small amount I paid.
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5.0 out of 5 stars buy all books written by Chris Lopez April 9 2002
You can't go wrong his books! They're straight and to the point, but easy enough for the beginners. I play seven different instruments, all self taught and the guitar is the hardest instrument that I have ever tried to master. This man's books have made that goal a lot easier. If you don't to spend a lot of money on lessons, then just buy his books and practice, practice, practice! Did you know that most musicians out there are self taught? It's true and I'm living proof!!!
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