Jake Jackson is creator, editor or contributor to over 30 music books, including 'Guitar Chords', 'Beginners Guide to Reading Music', 'The Songwriters' Rhyming Dictionary', 'Piano and Keyboard Chords', 'Scales and Modes', 'How to Play Guitar'. As guitarist and songwriter he has gigged in a number of bands, including Slice, The Harmonics and Starbank and studied a form of Flamenco guitar. He is now a heavy user of Sibelius and Logic Pro. He has created a core database of guitar learning materials which is constantly updated, and used to create a range of books and supporting websites for Flame Tree music. His music can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Pandora and all other streaming services.
5.0 out of 5 stars | Excellent tool for beginners! | By Scottish-Mermaidon | I am very pleased with this purchase. I am a beginner at guitar and have found this book very good for getting me to grips with the chords. The book shows all chords from more than one position, which is great as there are a few ways to play each chord. The chord diagrams are very clear thus easy to understand. So much so, I also recommend this for the young beginner. It's good if you want to teach yourself or if you wish to use it to compliment professional lessons. Personally, I am teaching myself and have found that using this alongside the fantastic Garage band guitar tutorials is a great combination and I am learning very quickly too. It is quite a thick booklet but not a large book so won't take up too much room in a bag. As other reviewers have also mentioned...it is ring binded meaning it is easy to leave open to glance at whilst your hands are occupied with the guitar. I recommend this to anyone who plays or wants to play guitar. Amazon 5.0 out of 5 stars | Best chord book | By A. Thomason | Simple as that easy to read and navigate, even for those who get numbers and letters mixed up one chord picture per page with a few more advanced ones added in the back, spiral-bound (who would want a paperback that closes itself all the time?) if you need a chord book, this is the one. Amazon 5.0 out of 5 stars | Great book! | ByBigBoolson | Really clear to understand chord book, the fact its spiral bound is awesome and makes it easier to leave open on the page you're viewing. For the people who say its not clear to understand and doesn't teach anything, its not a tuition book!! Its simply a chord dictionary!! I've had a few chord books, this is by far the best one. Amazon