There are many books on the subject of guitar playing, but none like this book. I have focused on how to mentally and physically practice. Practicing is generally just approached by saying, "practice makes perfect", suggesting the more you practice the better you get, which is not true if you practice the wrong way. Time alone will not make a good player and most people will simply give up when they do not make significant improvement. Learning to play and understand the instrument is difficult and when not given the necessary diagrams and the information to use them, the student is left to merely learn songs and other basic pieces of music in order to improve, which leaves most people with nothing more than playing their favorite music very poorly. My book gives the student all the necessary information to improve for a life time of playing. It is my intention to help players who want to teach their friends and family. This happens more frequently than taking lessons at a store or school. What players need is a "manual" to simply show others what to know in order to improve and understand the instrument. I give guidance and reasons for each level of development; Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced. By studying my book the teacher and student have a tried and proven method of study and proficiency. I have taught this method for over 30 years and it is the best method I or my students have ever found.