Part 1. Getting started with guitar. 1, Guitar basics: the parts of a guitar and how it makes music. 2, How to tune your guitar. 3, Preparing to play: holding the guitar and reading guitar notation -- Part 2. Ready to play: the basics. 4, The best way to begin: strumming chords. 5, Playing melodies-without reading music!. 6, Adding some spice with 7th chords -- Part 3. Beyond the basics: starting to sound cool. 7, Making things smooth by playing in position. 8, Doubling up with double-stops. 9, Stretching out: barre chords. 10, Special articulation: making the guitar talk -- Part 4. A pile of styles. 11, Ready to rock: rock guitar basics. 12, Bluer than blue: blues guitar basics. 13, Around the campfire: folk guitar basics. 14, Maestro, if you please: classical guitar basics. 15, Sunglasses and berets: jazz guitar basics -- Part 5. A guitar of your own. 16, Shopping for a guitar. 17, Eyeing guitar amps, effects, cases, and accessories. 18, Changing your strings. 19, Guitar wellness: basic maintenance -- Part 6. The part of tens. 20, Ten (or so) guitarists you should know. 21, Ten great songs for beginning guitarists.