Knack Guitar for Everyone

A Step-By-Step Guide To Notes, Chords, And Playing Basics

Book Description

Knack Guitar for Everyone is a self-instruction book for beginners to intermediates, fully illustrated with 350 full-color photographs and more than fifty exercises and songs in musical notation. By Dick Weismann, who is the author of numerous successful music books and has performed on the Today Show, it covers everything one needs to know about the instrument itself—the parts, different kinds of guitars, care for guitars—and provides the basics of reading guitar music and playing. Lessons are geared toward achievable results, and sidebars address various styles and techniques. Plus, there are a book's worth of play-along audio tracks available for free at

About Weissman, Dick

Dick Weissman has written sixteen published books about music and the music business, and over forty instructional music folios on guitar, banjo and songwriting. His co-authored book, The Folk Music Sourcebook, won the ASCAP Deems Taylor Music Critics Award. His recent book, Which Side Are You On? An Inside History of the Folk Music Revival, was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award in non-fiction writing in 2007, and another work, The Music Business: Career Opportunities &  Self Defense. Visit him at
Julie Keefe is a freelance photojournalist. KeefeKlicker Studio, founded in 1987, serves as a creative base for Keefe and her husband, John Klicker, the photographer for Knack Drums for Everyone.  Visit them at