Complete Junior Guitar Player

My next book, the ‘Complete Junior Guitar Player’ is nearing completion – I’m at the final stage of proofing now, and expect to see it in print sometime in June. It’s aimed at 8-12 year old children (and guitar teachers in schools who work with this age group), and I’ve tried to create a basic beginner method that sails halfway between the classical and rock traditions of guitar teaching. This is a slightly different approach from some of my more facetious books – it all uses really straightforward language and a step-by-step, systematic method.

Here’s a sneak preview of a couple of pages (and yes – I know one of the footstool photos is wrong!).

The book will be available on Amazon and Musicroom soon.

There is some dispute about the title, it being planned for sale in the UK and USA, and in translation. We need a title that isn’t condescending to children, that appeals equally to children and guitar teachers, is easy to remember, makes it clear that it’s a beginner level children’s book, and looks snappy/clear on the cover.

Here’s the poll – vote now!

JCGP sample 2

JCGP sample


  1. None of the above.

    All the titles are boring and are similar to dozens of other similar books. No one will remember a title like that.

    It is like trying remember to those shop names such as Carpet City, Sofa World or World of Whatever. They all just get mixed up in your head and it becomes “that shop next to the McDonalds”.

    Be bold. Pick a title that stands out.

    Even if some people hate the title, its distinctiveness will make it stand out in the shops.

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