September is typically back to school month - and what better teacher can you get than Guthrie Govan? This month I'm giving away Guthrie Govan's Creative Guitar 1: Cutting-Edge Techniques book. Similar to his guitar playing seeming effortless, his teaching style is also easy to understand.
Here's what I had to say about the book in my Best Guitar Books For Beginner to Advanced Players post:
I'd be rich if I had a dollar for each time I mentioned one of my favorite players, Guthrie Govan on this site. He's also the author of a few great instructional books, including Creative Guitar Vol 1. I wasn't entirely sure what to expect when I first picked up this book, but I was pleasantly surprised.
The first part of this book shows why Guthrie is such a great player, and dives into his mindset when it comes to teaching and playing. I really believe you should go buy this book, so I don't want to give too much away, but he covers great topics like how to avoid guitar injuries, setting goals for yourself, thoughts on technique, tone and gear, and general tips on how to practice.
The second half of the book gets into exercises for finger independence, a phenomenally titled chapter called "Theory Without Tears", thoughts on chords, modes and lots more. This book also comes with a CD of examples and backing tracks.
It's absolutely free to enter the contest. The more things you follow and click on, the better chance you'll have to win! A winner will be picked in 2 weeks. Good luck!