"Acoustic Guitar Styles" introduces the most popular traditional styles for the acoustic guitar. The step-by-step approach, using a small repertoire of well-known songs, enables the student to explore various styles that can be adapted to play personal favorites. Although a basic knowledge of the guitar is assumed, even the beginner will benefit from this progressive approach.
Larry Sandberg has been teaching guitar for over forty years. He is the author of the Acoustic Guitar Guide (2001) and co-author of the Folk Music Sourcebook. He is a regular contributor to Acoustic Guitar magazine, as well as other guitar publications. He teaches guitar as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Colorado and is on the faculty of the Denver Folklore Center.
"Acoustic Guitar Stylesn provides beginners with easily followed instructions and practice pieces which are real songs, not just finger exercises. Instructions are demonstrated through an accompanying CD plus both guitar tabulature and standard notation, while a variety of musical styles are probed." -- The Bookwatch
"While the text is clear and helpful, it is the notation along with the accompanying CD ... that best conveys the sense of the proper phrasing of passages and approaches to single-note soloing. What sets this guide apart from others are its focus on old-time music and the CD... Recommended." -- Library Journal