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Publisher's Summary

It took me years before I understood the basics of guitar!

I could play and read tabs - but I didn't really understand what I was doing.

It doesn't have to take you that long!

You can learn the basics here in just a few minutes! 

This book is here to make things simple! I'm going to break things down and make it so simple, that you’ll understand the basics of guitar theory from day one!

How can this book do that?

I'm sure you've heard people say: “If you want to be a real musician, you have to learn theory.”

Well....

Wrong!

You don't need to know all the theory in the world - you just need to know some very basic fundamentals!

This book cuts out all the garbage and gives you a simplified, streamlined reference guide to everything you need to know to play about 90 percent of the most popular songs of all time!

How much do I need to memorize?

As much or as little as you need! 

I know you have commitments, I get it - that's why I wrote this simple reference guide.

This book has been designed with just the basics in mind, and you can turn to it any time for reference.

(I've even included blank charts at the back so you can print off and write your own favourite chords down!)

It doesn’t matter if you just started school, or are in your mid retirement years! 

In Essential Chords and Scales, you’ll discover:

A brief introduction to music theory

The top secret guitar hack that will have you playing like a pro in no time!

The essential chords that will help you play all your favourite songs.

The most popular and essential scales and modes.

Pentatonics, chromatics, jazz scales....

And much more.

Most people buy a guitar and just look up their favorite song charts to learn to play songs, but have no idea how or why to play the chords as shown.

You can get ahead so much faster if you learn a few basic fundamentals to carry you through 90 percent of musical situations!

It really is that easy and simple!

If you want to improve faster with a bullet proof reference guide and simple-to-understand music theory tutorial so you can impress your friends and family with your guitar skills, then scroll up, and click the “buy” button right now.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Nick Morrison (P)2021 Nick Morrison

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Demystifying the fretboard

I really enjoyed Nick’s expert instruction. I learned so much about the fretboard, scales such as the chromatic scales. The PDF was helpful and I have it close to my guitar for easy reference.
If you want to learn the guitar and play each note properly then look no further, buy this audiobook today.

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Brilliant!

I wish this was available when I was younger and first getting interested in learning how to play guitar, this really simplified the process. All the time I wasted. Really good book for anyone trying to learn, you don't know how lucky you are.
Pretty much a flawless narration on top of that.

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Awesome lesson!

This was a very easy to understand guitar lesson. For someone who is new to guitar playing this is a great book. Nick has a very calm and patient demeanor which makes learning a lot easier for a newbie. I highly recommend it. It would also be a great gift for guitar enthusiasts.

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Great Introductory

I only know the basic of guitar and it give me a good sense of knowledge and confidence that it could be master easily

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So Thankful for this Book!

As I'm just starting to learn the guitar, this book couldn't have come at a better time! It's not full of fluff, but precise and to the point. I feel so much more secure in being able to play and appreciate the simplicity of this book. It's not long, and I didn't feel like I had to wait forever to start learning. Nick is an amazing example of someone who provides value in his books! As a beginner, I needed something like this, and I would highly recommend it.

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Excellent Guitar Resource

This was a quick and easy to understand audiobook on learning the essential guitar chords used by popular song writers. If you are learning how to play the guitar and want to learn the essentials this the audiobook for you. The included PDF is also an excellent visual guide that you can use to follow along.

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I struggled for years.. Not anymore!!

I started taking lessons was I was a boy.. Let me tell you my journey with guitar has been bumpy to say the least. When I was in classes, I always felt like the guy who was being left behind. I felt like I was missing something that my peers had, that held me back from progressing faster. Once I found this book my skills completely flipped around. Nick is truly a professional at his art, he helped me discover how I can play guitar better than ever in my life. He has a knack for teaching and boiled it down to a system that for once I understand. Now I am breezing past the people in my classes and literally shocking my teacher of many years. I used to think I didn't have talent but really I didn't have an amazing teacher like Nick! I feel ready now to put on a show at my highschool reunion to impress all my old class mates. I am almost in tears because this book is seriously changing my life. I can't thank you enough! I am going to send a copy of this book to all my guitar class mates and friends. It is seriously that good. The small price I paid for this book is literally priceless. I would have paid $100 for this, which makes this almost free. But don't take my word for it, you have to try it yourself!

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Great basic starter!!

Looking to learn Guitar and this is a great start. Nick Morrison produced an easy to follow and understanding in teaching the basic steps. He demonstrates the techniques which can quickly be picked up. Also Nick's tone is perfect and can tell his passion on the topic.

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Play at a higher level with these insights.

The secrets have been revealed and they may surprise you as much as they did me. Finally, I have some great insights into becoming a better guitar player. If you’re like me, you won’t want to miss out on picking up a handful of tricks of the trade that’ll help improve your playing. Highly recommend this resource if you’re an up-and-coming guitarist. Love this simplified, streamlined reference guide.

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pro

This is definitely not your typical "learn guitar" cassette tape that you get at the library back in the day. He's got a professional presentation and even the PDF companion booklet is well done.

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Fantastic!

Nick has a super way of making you feel relaxed and at ease. We all learn at different speeds, and with NIck's help, I've been able to not only memorize my favourites but also gain some confidence with my guitar playing. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Nick play as well, as this helped me to see if I was doing it correctly too. Loved this! Thank you... this is now my guitar "go-to" :)

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  • Andrew Hudson
  • 02-27-21

Very Helpful

I have always liked the idea of playing the guitar but I easily gave up in my first lesson because it was too tricky and no real progress was being made. I found this book to be very helpful because of how easy it is to follow and the narrator managed to play his guitar in the audiobook which gave me a good indicator to whether I was playing along correctly. So if you are looking to learn to play your favourite songs on a guitar with little to no experience, give this a listen because it is certainly useful!

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  • 02-13-21

Great for impressing chicks

I'll be honest, all I ever wanted to do with the guitar is pick up girls. I want the groupies without having to be in a band. So I try to impress them with my mad shredding skills... and it's not working.

All kidding aside, this is a really useful practice tool because it supplements any theory or tabs that you're learning.

It really cuts through the noise (no pun intended) and gives you a handy reference guide to the essential chords for playing popular songs.

Next stop: Mastering 4′33″ by John Cage

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  • SisB
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Helpful and Practical!

The book "Essential Chords and Scales for Guitar he Secrets You Need to Play Almost Every Popular Song Ever Written' is helpful and practical for learning how to play guitar.
I don't play guitar but I had loved to play it as a young person, how I wish I had got hold of this audio book to get me started.The book teaches on the chords that will help play most of the songs. The book gives essential scales and modes.
I dont play guitar but my son found it very helpful and easy to follow.