The SISNI™ Fundamental Guitar Method is designed to get the ‘never having played a guitar before' student . . . to find the musician within yourself by teaching you the essential elements of playing music, specifically, on the guitar.
The SISNI™ Fundamental Guitar Method uses Chord Shapes Books I, II and III to set a foundation of fundamental chord shapes that are moveable all the way across the guitar neck. Once you can do this, it’s time to move on to Scale Shapes Books I & II as they will teach you the fundamental scale shapes across the entire neck of the guitar and help you learn to recognize these shapes by the chord they are laying on top of. Once you’ve completed scale shapes it’s time to learn Ear Training & Transcribing Books I & II which is where you will learn what only the gifted few could do just few short years ago, play your favorite songs by ear.
These are the exact same method books used by the Guitar School of Richland located in Richland, WA. So if you can't make it to the school, this may be the next best thing. Each book has tons of review lessons so you don’t just have a lesson and move on to something new, you have many varied lessons on the same subject so that by the time you are done, you’ ve absorbed the material purely through repetition and muscle memory.
You can also use the companion online videos along with your purchased method book so you can complete each lesson at your own pace and on your own schedule.
At the completion of the SISNI™ Fundamental Guitar Method you will be able to chord along with most songs by ear, be able to improvise modestly over songs by ear, and understand a great enough amount of music theory to be able to do what the guitar greats of our time did . . . find the guitar player within yourself by learning to imitate the music you love.