• Crucial Guitar Basics

  • Guitar 101: Buying the Right Guitar and Gear, Learning Chords and Scales (No Theory Required!) - For Beginners and Beyond.
  • By: Steve Cabain
  • Narrated by: Oliver Hunt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Music
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Publisher's Summary

Do you want to improve your knowledge of the guitar?

Are you confused by the bewildering language?

Do you want to buy the right gear and set up your guitar-playing journey in the right way?

In Crucial Guitar Basics, you’ll discover:

  • How to buy the right guitar for you, including what to expect at each price point
  • The main pedals you must have and the key types of amps you need to know about
  • The best ways for you to learn guitar, as well as tips and tricks to fast-forward your playing
  • How to move your playing on to the next level by learning about key techniques
  • Players to listen to for inspiration in order to grow your musical knowledge and bring this into your own playing

Importantly, we’ll go over the basics so that you have a solid foundation for your knowledge and you’ll get key insight, including ones aimed at stopping bad habits before they start!

This is the perfect introduction to the world of guitar in one comprehensive audiobook and includes tone secrets and little-known facts!

If you want to get your guitar-playing journey set up right from the outset and fast track your knowledge by tapping into the more than 40 years of guitar playing experience that’s crammed into this audiobook - then this audiobook is for you!

Written in a highly accessible and engaging way.

This audiobook allows anyone to improve their understanding of the guitar and guitar playing.

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  • Guitar wannabee
  • 10-14-21

It answered all my questions

This is the perfect introduction to the whats and hows of guitar playing. It answered all my questions including in relation to the choice of guitar models and materials to suit every budget, playing styles and effects, the best way to learn guitar (through personal lessons, a guitar couse or teaching yourself), and how to look after your instrument, with plenty of tips from Steve’s own lengthy playing career. The audible narration is a pleasure to listen to and the writing is a model of clarity.

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  • Tosh Dhupat
  • 09-24-21

A perfect introduction to learn the guitar

Crucial Guitar Basics is a perfect introduction to the guitar.
This audio book is nicely narrated, easy listening and a perfect introductory guide to selecting and learning to play the guitar.

A fantastic little book for beginners such as myself who have been thinking of learning to play. I found the guidance provided to be comprehensive and very helpful, even in making those initial decisions between acoustic or electric (I went for acoustic).

Thank you Steve Cobain and Oliver Hunt - 5 Stars from me.

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  • Kenneth Wyatt
  • 09-24-21

A Fine Introduction to Guitar

I liked this audiobook very much. It achieves what it sets out to do. Points are made well and in a way that makes it easy to absorb them. The content will be particularly useful to anyone new to guitar playing; but many who are playing already will also find that they can learn from it. The narrator, Oliver Hunt, speaks clearly and at a pace and in a manner well suited to the material. This is a good alternative to the print version (which I also have) for those who prefer to gain information by ear rather than by eye. I recommend it without hesitation.

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  • A Humphreys
  • 09-22-21

Wish I’d have listened to this 30yrs ago…

A very comprehensive audio book for both beginner and experienced player. It’s well written in a style that flows nicely and makes light work of the more complicated elements. Well worth a listen and or a read.

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  • Mr. N. Daws
  • 09-19-21

Great introduction to guitar playing

This guide takes you step by step through everything a new guitar player needs to know - from choosing and tuning a guitar to learning to play it and getting good on it. It's written in a friendly, informal style by someone who has spent many years playing semi-professionally and clearly has a deep affection for the instrument. This Audible version has an excellent UK narrator who speaks clearly at a sensible pace.