Recommended Titles

Acoustic/Fingerstyle Guitar Titles
The Art of Contemporary Travis Picking by Mark Hanson
The Art of Solo Fingerpicking by Mark Hanson
Fingerstyle Christmas Guitar by Mark Hanson
Triad Power for Guitar by Mark Hanson

Alfred’s Basic Guitar Method
Alfred’s Basic Guitar Method Book 1
Alfred’s Basic Guitar Method Complete (Books 1 – 3)

Hal Leonard Guitar Play Along Series
Hard Rock Guitar Play-Along Volume 3
Blues Guitar Play-Along Volume 7
Rock Guitar Play-Along Volume 8
Folk Rock Guitar Play-Along Volume 13
Blues Rock Guitar Play-Along Volume 14
Note: There are many more titles in this series.

Jazz Guitar Titles
Barry Galbraith Guitar Solos
Barry Galbraith Guitar Solos Volume 2
Mel Bay Essential Jazz Lines: The Style of Charlie Parker by Corey Christiansen
Functional Jazz Guitar by Ed Byrne
Jazz Guitar Etudes by Greg Fishman
Guitar Arpeggio Studies on Jazz Standards by Mimi Fox
Walking Bassics: The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing by Ed Fuqua

Jazz Improv Titles
How to Play Bebop – Volume 1 by David Baker
How to Play Bebop – Volume 2 by David Baker
How to Play Bebop – Volume 3 by David Baker
Linear Jazz Improvisation by Ed Byrne
Building a Jazz Vocabulary by Mike Stinel

Insightful & Inspiring Titles
The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander, Benjamin Zander
Broken Music by Sting
Coltrane: The Story of a Sound by Ben Ratliff
How to Make a Million Dollars Playing the Guitar by Douglas Niedt
The Inner Game of Music by Barry Green
Make the Impossible Possible by Bill Strickland
The Mastery of Music by Barry Green
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain By Oliver Sacks
My Lessons With Kumi by Michael Colgrass
One Train Later: A Memoir by Andy Summers
The Perfect Wrong Note: Learning to Trust Your Musical Self by William Westney
Piano Girl by Robin Meloy Goldsby
Zen Guitar by Philip Toshio Sudo

Other Books I’ve Enjoyed
Adrift: Seventy-six Days Lost at Sea by Steven Callahan
How I Became a Super Villain by Brian Miller
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer

Favorite Musicians
George Benson • Lenny Breau • Robben Ford • Michael Hedges • Allan Holdsworth • Pat Metheny • Wes Montgomery • Peter Mulvey • Emily Remler • Joe Pass • John Scofield • Mike Stern • David Wilcox