The first part of this edition teaches a very specific portion of music theory with the goal of providing a thorough foundation for building chords and arpeggios. The second part reveals the unique fingerboard patterns arising from the nature of the guitar's six-string tuning and applies these essential patterns to teaching every aspect of building chords and arpeggios for the guitar. Clear illustrations are abundant throughout this text, making its wealth of information easier to learn and apply. This book is accessible to those who have never learned to read music notation, presenting ideas that anyone can understand and utilize. Self-tests are featured at the end of each chapter, facilitating complete and thorough comprehension. Even though this text accelerates rapidly through intermediate and advanced levels, it will also benefit the beginner with no previous musical experience.