Guitar Books

David HodgeFor years now, we've known that David Hodge is one of the best teachers of guitar. His lessons have been read by more than a million people all over the world and helped guitarists of all levels. If you’ve ever wanted to have a one-on-one lesson with David, we can offer you the next-best thing. To date, David has written five Complete Idiot's Guide to Guitar books, which you can find out about here.

You can keep up with all of David's latest news on his homepage. And don't forget to check this page to find out when new books are announced.

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"I am a huge fan of your guitar lessons and greatly appreciate the work you put into them. There are honestly no better lessons for beginner guitarist."

"You have single-handedly turned me into an aspiring guitarist. I have been trying to learn to play on and off for a while, until I found Guitar Noise. The articles and lessons were easy to comprehend and encouraged me to keep at it. Now I am moving on to writing my own pieces, and I have you to thank. You have forever changed my life for the better. Thank you."

Jan18
Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing the Ukulele

Small, portable and featuring a unique sound, the ukulele is a sought after instrument by musicians of many different genres. And learning to play a uke isn’t as hard as you think!

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Jan18
The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Art of Songwriting

Now newbie can learn the craft of songwriting. Beginning songwriters can hit the right note by starting out with the basics in this guide.

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Jan18
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Guitar

This book takes you step by step from elementary guitar strumming through to techniques that make you sound like you’ve been playing most of your life.

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Jan18
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Rock Guitar

The focus of this book, from the easiest exercises up through the intermediate ones, is on the awareness and technique necessary to play electric guitar.

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Jan18
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Bass Guitar

Whether readers have just picked up the bass or are learning to improve their technique, this book provides a strong foundation of all the bass basics.

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