As guitar teachers, we can’t tell you how many times we have heard, “I’ve always wanted to play guitar!”  We’ve heard it so many times we thought it would make a great title for our guitar method!

If you are looking for a complete guitar method, “I’ve Always Wanted to Play Guitar” is for you!  With this method you will learn: 

  • How to play using a pick.
  • How to play fingerstyle.
  • How to read tabulature.
  • How to read standard notation.  Yes, you will actually learn how to read music!
  • How to play melodies all along the neck of the guitar (not just the first few frets).
  • How to play in a variety of styles – Blues, Folk, Classical and Contemporary Acoustic.
  • How to play open position chords, contemporary sounding chords, and bar chords.
  • And, of course, much, much more!!

This method was written by guitar instructors Rich Hawthorne and Mike McKenna.  Between the two of us we have used this method to teach 1000’s of students how to play the guitar.

Order your copy today!

(Available as an eBook on iTunes or order below with PayPal)

Order the print edition.

Guitar Method Book


  • Publisher:  The Guitarist
  • Authors:  Rich Hawthorne & Mike Mckenna
  • Language:  English
  • ISBN:  0-9785076-0-6
  • Paperback:  173 pages
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