The First 15 Lessons series provides a step-by-step lesson plan for the absolute beginner, complete with audio tracks, video lessons, and real songs! Designed for self-teaching or for use with an instructor, you'll build a solid foundation as you work through each lesson, learning the basics of the instrument and music reading while practicing the many exercises, concepts and song excerpts within. Must-know instruction so you can start playing right away, with a free online tuner and metronome! The acoustic guitar book features lessons on: guitar fundamentals, music reading, chords, strumming, arpeggios, time signatures, syncopation, hammer-ons & pull-offs, double stops, harmonics, fingerpicking, alternate picking, and scales & basic theory. Includes guitar parts from 31 songs: Body like a Back Road · Change the World · Dust in the Wind · Eleanor Rigby · Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) · The House of the Rising Sun · Imagine · Love Story · More Than a Feeling · The Reason · Someone like You · Thinking Out Loud · Unchained Melody · and more.