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 electric guitar book features lessons on: guitar fundamentals, music reading, chords, strumming, arpeggios, syncopation, hammer-ons & pull-offs, slides, string bending & vibrato, double stops, harmonics, alternate picking, palm muting and scales & basic theory. Includes guitar parts from 33 songs: American Pie · Brown Eyed Girl · Crazy Little Thing Called Love · Hit Me with Your Best Shot · James Bond Theme · Layla · Runnin' down a Dream · Smells like Teen Spirit · Smoke on the Water · Under the Bridge · When I Come Around · You Really Got Me · and more. Fast-paced learning for your first year of instruction!