Features include: simple lessons to get you playing instantly, play-along CD so you can listen and jam, tons of tunes in different styles including rock, funk and R&B, chords you'll use in these tunes and beyond, tips on playing and locking in with a rhythm section, enough technique and theory to get you playing (but not too much!), and strategies to help you understand the guitar and develop your own music.
Whether you are learning to play the guitar as your first instrument or adding it to your line-up, this Berklee method is the fastest way to learn the guitar. It will set you well on your way to becoming a highly skilled player.
"A handy start up-kit for beginners looking to unleash their inner rock stars. Just add fingers and strings, and voila -- instant tasty riffs!"
>Chris O'Byrne, Associate Editor, Guitar One Magazine
"This book breaks down guitar playing to the absolute simplest form and gives you the gratification of actually playing music from day one. With this totally logical approach, even people who feel they "don't have the knack" for playing guitar will find themselves playing and actually understanding in a surprisingly short time."
>Marty Friedman, Solo Artist, Former Lead Guitarist of Megadeth
"Tomo Fujita combines the harmonic complexity of a jazz player with the groove of a funkmeister, all played with the soul of an old bluesman. With ""Instant Guitar"", he translates this knowledge into an easy-to-understand form and creates an instructional guide that will appeal to beginning guitarists. I highly recommend this book."
>Joe Stump, Shred Guitar Master, Assistant Professor, Berklee College Of Music
"Incredible! To be able to privately jam with a tight, smokin' band right from the start is trully phenomenal. I wish this book had been around when I first picked up the guitar."
>Scotty Johnson, Guitarist (Paul GIlbert), Assistant Professor, Berklee College Of Music
"There are plenty of riffs and funky grooves that beginners can learn. Jamming with the CD is a blast! Anyone can learn to play quickly and competently with this book!"
>Wes Wehmiller, Duran Duran