The original Guitar from Scratch method has been an ideal book for self-taught guitarists for several years. This "streamlined" edition takes the best parts of the original book and enhances it for one-on-one or classroom guitar lessons. Students learn about chords, scales, twelve-bar blues and more to understand the basics of playing the guitar. The updated version is presented more like a teaching manual, allowing the instructor to provide their own tips and interpretation into the material. Audio tracks and examples are available from the publisher's website.