Guitar Chords For Dummies book cover

Guitar Chords For Dummies

Author:
Antoine Polin
Published: June 21, 2010

Overview

Chords, chords, and (almost) nothing but chords 

Guitar Chords For Dummies is full of, well, guitar chords. This indispensable reference is a must for guitarists of every ambition, skill level, and musical genre, providing a key to the simplest and most complex guitar chords—over 600 in all. Each chord is illustrated with a chord diagram and a photo with guitarist’s tips sprinkled throughout the book. You’ll also get a tiny bit of music theory, so you know what’s going on with all those symbols, and voicings for each chord in each of the 12 keys. And it’s even small enough to fit in your guitar case. Add sparkle and range to your musical repertoire. 

  • Learn the theory and techniques for playing guitar chords 
  • Reference over 600 chords spread over 12 keys 
  • Easily try out new chords, thanks to the portable, lay-flat format 
  • Go beyond the basics with sustained, augmented, diminished, and flatted chords 

Guitar Chords For Dummies is ideal for newbies just picking up the guitar and seasoned musicians ready to expand their sound. 

Chords, chords, and (almost) nothing but chords 

Guitar Chords For Dummies is full of, well, guitar chords. This indispensable reference is a must for guitarists of every ambition, skill level, and musical genre, providing a key to the simplest and most complex guitar chords—over 600 in all. Each chord is illustrated with a chord diagram and a photo with guitarist’s tips sprinkled throughout the book. You’ll also get a tiny bit of music theory, so you know what’s going on with all those symbols, and voicings for each chord in each of the

12 keys. And it’s even small enough to fit in your guitar case. Add sparkle and range to your musical repertoire. 

  • Learn the theory and techniques for playing guitar chords 
  • Reference over 600 chords spread over 12 keys 
  • Easily try out new chords, thanks to the portable, lay-flat format 
  • Go beyond the basics with sustained, augmented, diminished, and flatted chords 

Guitar Chords For Dummies is ideal for newbies just picking up the guitar and seasoned musicians ready to expand their sound. 

Getting Started Playing Guitar For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You don’t have to read music to play guitar, but knowing how to read a chord diagram and translate it to your guitar is a helpful skill. You can then use those chord diagrams to play a variety of songs, many of which use just a few basic chords.