Vern Juran has played and taught guitar professionally for over twenty years. His course presents beginning acoustic and electric guitar students with a practical, easy-to-learn approach. No previous knowledge of music is necessary. In the first video, Vern teaches tuning, the parts of the guitar, how to hold the guitar and pick, and proper right and left hand positioning. Using numerous close-ups and diagrams both on-screen and in the accompanying booklet, this video lesson teaches the student to strum basic chords for four folk songs and two blues progressions. By following this method, you can enjoy a lifetime of guitar playing, no matter what style of music you choose. Includes free instructional booklet at http://www.melbay.com/DVDbooklets/index.asp. NTSC all region. 60 minutes.