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Guitar Books

This is a short list of essential and classical guitar books (from Amazon) that I grew up on and teach from:

1) For acoustic guitar: Eric Clapton – Unplugged

2) For electric guitar: Joe Satriani – Surfing with the Alien

3) And for classical guitar: The Library of Guitar Classics

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Guitar Accessories: Essential Pack

I searched Amazon for quality guitar accessories at a good price and came up with this essential pack which will be enough for beginners. Click on the images to purchase it directly from amazon:

1) Capo – the following Capo will do its job. Some cost around £20 but they’re not very different. It can work easily with any type of guitar.

2) Guitar stand – this simple guitar stand is very useful and can easily be folded.

3) Guitar footstool (or footrest) – a guitar footstool is essential for classical guitarists, but not only.

4) Music stand – a music stand is another essential accessory for classical guitarists, but useful to all guitarists.

5) Guitar plectrum (or pick) – undoubtedly Jazz III picks are my personal favourite. Their small, thick and last forever. A pack of 12 at this good price is just enough.

6) Guitar strap – after buying your picks, this strap holds them for you. Great idea!

7) Slide  – Jim Dunlop’s Steel Slides are great. For beginners there’s no need to buy slides made of glass – they’ll break and your heart will break too…

8) Guitar tuner – Korg’s tuners are known to be a bit more precise. There are pricier Korg tuners but this one can do what it’s supposed to do.

9) Electric guitar strings – Super Slinky are my favourite electric guitar strings. A more competitive option is to buy 3 sets of strings.

10) Acoustic guitar strings – Elixir (11 gauge) are my favourite acoustic guitar strings (steel).

11) Classical guitar strings – D’Addario Pro-Arté (normal tension) are my favourite classical guitar strings (nylon).

12) String winder and cutter – a winder saves a lot of time when you need to quickly change your guitar strings with less fuss and a cutter will get rid of those annoying (and sometimes dangerous) loose ends.

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Welcome

Since migration to a new web host didn’t go very smoothly, previous data has been lost and cannot be restored… but this is actually good news… I can start all over again, which is basically what life is all about.

I know that I will probably shortly receive requests to re-post the TAB for ‘Fairytale of New York‘, so don’t worry, I’ll put them back on the website very soon.