Supplemental Material .........About Sensible Guitar ....... How to Get Sensible Guitar

Welcome! This webpage is a companion to Sensible Guitar, an instructional method book for guitar students. All of the material is provided by the book's author, Chris Cass, a long-time music educator who teaches guitar in southern Connecticut. Any subjective viewpoints or recommendations are the author's own. Your questions or comments are welcome via email:

For additional information and supplemental material corresponding to each page of Sensible Guitar, simply click on any page number (below).
For information about how to get a copy of the book Sensible Guitar, click here .

Supplemental Material:

Chapter 1: Page 1 ... Page 2 ....Page 3 ...Page 4 ...Page 5 ..Page 6 .. Page 7 ..Page 8 .. Page 9 ..Page 10 ..Page 11 ..Pages 12, 13 ..Page 14

Chapter 2: Page 15 ... Page 16 ... Page 17 ... Page 18 ... Page 19 ... Pages 20, 21 ... Pages 22, 23 ... Page 24 ... Page 25 ... Pages 26, 27 ... Page 28 ... Page 29 ... Page 30 ... Page 31 ... Pages 32, 33 ... Page 34 ... Page 35

Chapter 3: Page 36 ...Page 37 ...Page 38 ...Page 39 ...Page 40 ...Page 41 ...Page 42 ...Page 43 ...Page 44 ...Page 45 ...Page 46 ...Page 47 ...Page 48 ...Page 49 ...Page 50 ...Page 51

Chapter 4: Page 52 ...Page 53 ...Page 54 ...Page 55 ...Page 56 ...Page 57 ...Page 58 ...Page 59 ...Page 60 ...Page 61 ...Page 62 ...Page 63 ...Page 64 ...Page 65 ...Page 66 ...Page 67 ...Page 68 ...Page 69 ...Page 70 ...Page 71 ...Page 72 ...Page 73

Audio from the CD: Track 1 (Intro) ...Track 2 (Tuning Notes) ...Track 3 (Page 2) ... Track 4 (Page 3) ...Track 5 (Page 4) ... Track 6 (Page 5) ... Track 7 (Page 7) ... Track 8 (Page 9) ... Track 9 (Page 11) ... Track 10 (Pages 16, 18) ... Track 11 (Page 20) ... Track 12 (Page 22) ...Track 13 (Page 25) ...Track 14 (Page 30) ... Track 15 (Pages 32, 33) ... Track 16 (Page 38; Pentatonic Scales) ... Track 17 (Page 39) ... Track 18 (Page 55) ... Track 19 (Page 61) ... Track 20 (Page 71; Major Scales)

About Sensible Guitar:

Sensible Guitar is designed to help both teachers and students. This guitar method book compiles material that teachers have been writing out by hand for years. The book does not require the ability to read notes or tablature. It presents the most important information, more-or-less in order of difficulty. Usable right from the first lesson, Sensible Guitar includes chords, scales, rhythms, progressions, and more. Because of how it presents the material, Sensible Guitar also functions as a chord and scale encyclopedia. Lots of music theory is introduced as well, including the diatonic notes in all keys, chord spelling, and the use of Roman numerals to identify chords.

Sensible Guitar includes an audio CD.

This website is an additional companion to the book. There is supplemental material here for each page of Sensible Guitar, offering extensive details regarding the material. You'll also find exercises, audio examples, and numerous tricks & tips, designed to help both students and teachers. Visit the "supplemental material" pages by clicking on the page numbers (above) to see specifically what material is presented and discussed.

Any questions may be emailed directly to the author. Your questions or comments are welcome.

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Size: 8.5" x 11"
Binding: Comb
Number of Pages: 78 total (73 plus title page, table of contents, preface, and index)
Author: Chris Cass
ISBN: 0-9742042-2-6
Publishing: C. Cass Music Publishing (
Suggested Retail Price: $19.95 US, includes CD
Wholesale or discount pricing is available to retailers, teachers, schools, etc. Contact for details:

How to Get Sensible Guitar:

Thanks for inquiring about how to get Sensible Guitar.

Info for music stores & other vendors:
As author, publisher and distributor of Sensible Guitar, I'm the direct contact person for book sales. To order copies of Sensible Guitar, simply email: I'm ready to ship, or answer any questions regarding terms, pricing, etc. Note that retail establishments qualify for seriously deep discounts with no minimums. Try this book; I'm sure you'll recommend Sensible Guitar to your customers with the utmost confidence.

Info for individual guitarists, teachers, or other "end users":
Same as above: you'll be contacting me directly: I'll ship you a book. It's hassle-free. However, I'd also like to make Sensible Guitar available to you through your local music store. Remember: if you have a music store (or book store) in your area that you like doing business with, it's important to support them by shopping there. The cost to you is generally the same (or shipping!), and you'll be helping out your local business. You may order directly from me, or consider one of the following options:

  • Send me the name of your favorite local music book supplier. I can usually arrange for them to carry Sensible Guitar.
  • Alternatively, you may wish to approach your local store yourself, and ask them to order the book for you. (You may need to supply them with the web address, If they place an order, you'll have your book within a few days. If not, I'll ship directly to you.
  • If you're in the Westport, CT area, contact the Gig Center. They keep plenty of copies in stock, and are glad to ship one anywhere. They can be reached by phone at (203) 292-8934, or by email at

Thanks for your inquiry! ~C.C.

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