Are there any books or videos courses that just teach you how to practice acoustic guitar and its not complicated either? I know that there are lots of video course, books, youtube videos out there for learning to play guitars. So I'll explain my requirement more clearly.
Guitar books, that I have seen, all teach the same way - spend a lot of time (chapters) on guitar history, guitar specifications, different kinds of guitars, various famous guitar people, different genres of music, how to hold, how to tune, how to repair strings and finally they come down to how to reading tabs. From this point it becomes an overdose. They are teaching too much instead of teaching little and practice little. They directly start teaching tabs like molecular biology. All I want to do is to learn how to hold down chords, practice playing 2-3 chords such as G C G C or G D G D and slowly be introduced to new content.
Instead of making you practice simple chord-changes they stuff the entire encyclopedia on tabs down your throat. While you're digesting this you come to the next section - reading tabs. Next thing you see starting right from the very first tab its ridiculously complicated. There are too many variations on the guitar strokes (the pace at which you are playing), different chords (usually 4), different notations and to top it all the spacing between the notes is uneven.
Skip to the next tab and you see completely different notations from the first tab. Skip to the next and you see they have now increased the pace. There are much more notations for the same period. And then you just feel like giving up. One such book is the dummies one for learning guitar.
Books that I have seen seem to focus too much on theory. A good book in my opinion is one where every chapter you learn a mixture of different things - 1-2 chords, bit of patterns, bit of practice. So every chapter is similar to the previous one but it is still adding on to your knowledge. It has a mix of learning tabs, chords, some simple tunes etc. So you are leraning little at a time and practicing whatever you are learning. What I have seen in present books is each chapter dedicated to one aspect. So suddenly there is too much information and too little practicing what you have learnt.
Do you know of any book or training video that teaches acoustic guitar in a slow manner with lots of practices for everything you are learning?
Thanks for going through this. Please let me know if anything is not clear.