This is the book for you if you always wanted to learn but somehow kept putting it off, if you've played guitar before and given up or if you're determined to crack it this time. The no-nonsense guide that will soon have you playing great chords, riffs and even solos with as little pain as possible! Some basic musical knowledge is handy, but the 2 CDs included feature a demonstration and backing tracks for each exercise. Chord boxes and how-to-play photos make the tricky stuff easy. Arranged by Matt Scharfglass who is a New York-based songwriter, bassist and multi-instrumentalist. He does session work, leads his own band and performs extensively in the New York City area. ©2004, 128 pages. Book & 2 CDs.