Riff Notes

Hal Leonard Books Publishes Riff Notes — Portable Guides on Guitar Basics

Many guitar buyers can be overwhelmed by the size, selection, and noise level of a guitar shop.  New players, and even those more experienced, can sometimes be unsure about which questions to ask, or are hesitant to ask too many.  Just curious about guitar strings?  Interested in the acoustic guitar, but not the electric?

Each edition of Riff Notes (November 2014, Hal Leonard Books, $6.99) offers a simple but thorough introduction to a particular topic – Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, and Guitar Strings – giving the reader enough information to help them feel more confident but not overloaded.

Authors Phill Dixon and Christopher Jones have years of experience at Guitar Center, a nationally recognized musical instrument retailer, helping thousands of new and continuing musicians explore, play, and take home their first, second, and ultimate dream instruments. Riff Notes puts that knowledge into writing, giving readers easy, quick-to-read expert advice in a series of short and fun, topical reference guides all about guitar-related musical equipment.

Designed to easily fit in guitar cases or gig bags, these booklets introduce the guitar world with simplified terminology and explanations, practical applications and tips, and are written in an easy and conversational tone to engage the reader. Perfect for novice and experienced players alike, the series includes shopping advice, fun facts, and trivia to engage readers of any playing level.

November 25, 2014
Paperback Original
4.5″ x 6.75”

32 pages
Riff Notes: Electric Guitar Basics – 9781480392021 
Riff Notes: Acoustic Guitar Basics – 9781480392038
Riff Notes: Guitar String Basics – 9781480392045


Phill Dixon and Christopher Jones joined Guitar Center in 2006. Dixon bought his first guitar at age 15, and Jones picked up the instrument at age 12. Dixon studied and tutored music theory in college and holds a B.A. in English Literature from Pacific Lutheran University. Jones has long hair and drinks expensive beer.

Hal Leonard Books is an imprint of Hal Leonard Corporation

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Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group, the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporations, publishes books on the performing arts under the imprints Hal Leonard Books, Backbeat Books, Amadeus Press, and Applause Theatre and Cinema Books.

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