Author: Richard Chapman
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
The way I would best describe this book is it’s the “ultimate snippet guide to guitar”. I’m torn on this one. It’s almost like the author has tried hard to improve on the classic Guitar Handbook by Ralph Denyer but failed miserably, probably because of restrictions and guidelines imposed by the publisher. Continue reading
Chord Chemistry is one of those books that many advanced guitarists talk about. It took me a few years to get around to actually buying it and when I did, and opened it for the first time, I just stared at it. If anything I felt disappointed, it just looks like a book packed with chord diagrams! Well, I’m grown up enough to realise that I must be missing something because I have a lot of respect for the people that recommend this book. With that, I put on the bookshelf and decided to look at it another day. Okay, that was about three years ago and I wanted to write something about it for this website so today was a good day to take another look at it.
You’re either a fan of the Beatles or you’re not 🙂 I am! I’m not sure about this book. On the one hand it was the complete Beatles book that got me started with guitar, I knew the songs, they were mostly easy to play and every song had chord boxes. It’s a great way to learn guitar, using a chord songbook that gives pretty easy stuff that you enjoy playing. The only problem is that this isn’t the book I used and I still haven’t managed to find it so I’m not sure if it’s still available. If I do find it then I’ll certainly be listing it here. So what about this version of the book? Continue reading