Learning to play music on the guitar
Originally designed as a textbook for a beginner's guitar class in college, Learning to Play Music on the Guitar is also an excellent course of directed study, either with or without the help of an instructor. It is a general method for guitarists of any style, designed to introduce the fundamentals of using the guitar to play competently in a variety of styles.
What this book will teach you:
How to play and understand notes and
chords in the most common keys for guitar
How to play along the entire neck, not just
in the first three frets
How to improvise
How to write your own music
How to read music for guitar
How to tune your guitar
Specifics on learning to read music for the guitar section:
Learn the fundamentals of reading music for guitar in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step, automatic learning sequence. Do so easily and painlessly by breaking it down and focusing on each fundamental individually. You will learn to play first, then learn to read by using what you have already learned to play. We start with rhythmic notation and time signatures, then add a limited number of musically-useful pitches, concentrating on building skill before more complicated tasks are introduced. Reading music is approached with the same method you would use in learning to speak a foreign language, and you will build a vocabulary that will enable you to read and understand the music that you want to play.
70 pages of text.