Master the basics of tuning, chords, scales, strums, and fingerpicking as you step into the exciting world of guitar playing. This is the most complete guide to playing country, folk, blues, and rock for beginning guitarists! Starting with the very basics, you’ll learn how to read simple notation and chord symbols, as well as to play your first chords, songs and picking patterns. As you progress you’ll discover a world of playing styles and options, including flatpick, fingerpick, single-string ideas and much more. The accompanying audio is accessed through Hal Leonard’s popular MyLibrary system using the provided code. The audio can be streamed or downloaded and includes PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.