Guitar For Dummies is a fun and easy way to learn guitar quickly. Over 80 lessons – including how to tune a guitar, play basic guitar chords, power chords, strumming patterns, and more – provide a solid understanding of guitar basics. Learn to play the guitar at your own pace, using guitar songs including popular hits like Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” and “Rockin’ Me” by Steve Miller. Start with easy guitar chords and easy guitar songs, or click directly to any of the other guitar lessons.

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Over 80 Step-by-Step Lessons

Arranged in seven chapters, the lessons cover the basics from holding, stringing, and tuning the guitar to playing chords and culminating in an introduction to rock riffs, power chords, and strumming styles. Lessons include a variety of exercises and songs.

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Over 40 High Quality Videos

Professional guitar instructor Kevin Garry, Ph.D., guides you in over 40 videos with demonstrations of techniques – now larger, with enhanced quality and viewable at full-screen size!

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Music Tracking

Highlighting of the music and lyrics as they’re heard makes it easy to follow along on the guitar.

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Variable-Speed MIDI

Variable-speed MIDI tracks slows down the audio to any tempo, while the Animated Fretboard shows song fingerings as the music plays. Learn at the pace best suited to you!

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Animated Fretboard with six different skins!

Animated Fretboard displays fingering positions as the music plays. It allows you to see exactly how to play the song on a guitar fretboard as you hear the music. Music tracking highlights the notes being played on the screen, making it simple to follow along. Animated Fretboard includes options for both right- and left-handed views. Fretboard skins are designed in the style of Rickenbacker, Strat, Gretsch, ’59 Les Paul, and more!

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Automatic Tuner

Tune your guitar quickly and easily. A precision gauge allows you to play into your computer’s microphone, and immediately get feedback to see if you’re too high or too low. Full audio reference notes are also provided.