Published by Alfred. The Ultimate Beginner Series has helped thousands of aspiring musicians take their first steps towards experiencing the fun of playing music. This book, CD, and DVD package will teach you everything you need to know to start playing acoustic guitar. Topics include guitar basics, chords and strumming techniques, music notation and TAB, the blues progression, fingerpicking, and using a capo. The DVD includes video lessons that clearly cover all the topics taught in the book.