The Definitive Guitar Handbook is a one-stop resource for anyone who wants to get to grips with playing the guitar. It is packed with practical music advice on how to tackle the basics, such as simple chords and finger-picking, right through to more complex power chords, slurs, bends and slides. There are practical guides to playing all kinds of licks, riffs and rhythms, the range of effects and how to use them, and amplification. For the budding performer, top tips on stagecraft and performing live are included, as well as step-by-step guitar maintenance. There is also a useful section on recording. The guitar gods and classic guitars featured will provide inspiration, and the fantastic reference source includes an invaluable chord dictionary to widen any guitarist's repertoire.