Here are some books relating to guitar and music that I recommend. Just remember not to let books replace listening and learning in person.

Training and philosophy:

Zen Guitar - Philip Toshio Sudo   A great book about cultivating and sustaining positive attitudes with respect to guitar training.

Effortless Mastery - Kenny Werner

The Inner Game of Music -  Barry Green

On Practicing - Ricardo Iznaola  Direct approach to effective practicing.

For Guitar Players Only - Tommy Tedesco  Sightreading, technique, attitude, studio insights, and guitar related humor.


Blues Guitar - Greg Koch    Good beginning blues guitar book.

Playin' the Blues - Robben Ford  Very musical examples.


The Real Book

Creative Jazz Improvisation - Scott Reeves

Jazzology - Robert Rawlins and Nor Eddine Bahha

Jazz Guitar - Jeff Schroedl

Getting Into Gypsy Jazz - Stephane Wrembel    Django style jazz


Pumping Nylon - Scott Tennent

Kitharologus - Ricardo Iznaola