"Let's start at the very beginning - a very good place to start!"
Wrong! Sorry Julie Andrews, this isn't the Sound of Music - it's rock guitar!
We're going to jump to the end of the book - the afterword. Why? For some words of wisdom from the author!
"This is, hopefully, the start of a lifelong adventure for you," writes David Hodge. I thought that was a great way to get things rolling, so I'm bringing it up front.
He then encourages the reader to play with other people. I agree with that wholeheartedly. I know that my time playing in the band at church has really helped me improve on both bass and guitar. Not just playing the instruments, but also developing a better understanding of music and song structure, too.
The book ends with the following gem:
"Play well. Play often." Doesn't get more succinct than that!
So there you have it, the end of the book. Now we can get started.