John James is one of the most well-known guitarists in Britain. In this video, viewers will learn several different techniques of playing the guitar with James as a teacher. This video is ideal for those who are just beginning to learn how to play the guitar. Throughout the video, James uses a variety of guitars as well including the six-string acoustic. He also shows viewers beginning skills that are very important such as how to properly hold an accoustic and electric guitar, strumming, restringing, keeping the guitar in tune and more. Also in the video is a lesson on the different types of guitars as well as the parts of the guitar. This 77 minute video also includes a performance by James.