The Total Acoustic Guitarist is an exciting journey through the diverse world of acoustic guitar playing. You start by strumming some basic tunes and end up slapping, tapping and sliding your way through some really cool and funky arrangements. This wide-ranging study of the acoustic guitar is for all players from beginning to advanced. The beginning-to-intermediate student will find all the tools needed to become a great guitarist, while the more advanced player will find lots of useful tips and a fresh perspective on the acoustic guitar. Though the book tips its hat to all the greats of the past, it is filled with popular and contemporary stylings that have been influenced by the great history of acoustic guitar playing. A CD is included with backing tracks in different styles to jam over. ©2006, Book & CD.