Accessible book on guitar chords with a focus on song writing.

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steven70steven70 Frets: 800
edited July 17 in Technique
Hello,

Can anyone recommend an accessible book with guitar chords?
What I'm looking for is shapes, inversions, progressions that might spark ideas for melodies/songs.
Something I can dip in and out of.
Don't mind a bit of theory, but as a means to an end.
For reference- I have 'Chord Chemistry', which I'm sure is great, but can't make head nor tail of it.
Any thoughts appreciated!
Is this even in the right section? 
Thanks!
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 1450
    'How To Write Songs on Guitar' by Rikky Rooksby.

    Coincidentally I've just ordered 'How To Write Songs on Keyboards' by Rikky Rooksby, which should be arriving today.

    It's not a competition.
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  • steven70steven70 Frets: 800
    Oh, that looks perfect - thank you. 
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  • guitarmanglerguitarmangler Frets: 387
    'How To Write Songs on Guitar' by Rikky Rooksby.

    Coincidentally I've just ordered 'How To Write Songs on Keyboards' by Rikky Rooksby, which should be arriving today.

    Yes. This book and basically any of his song writing or riff books. And his Beatles book is excellent. They do them in kindle versions, too. 
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  • steven70steven70 Frets: 800
    Only just got around to ordering this - arrived today.

    What a great book! Just the right balance and info presented so I can dip in and out, try some ideas.

    Thanks for the suggestions. 
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  • hollywoodroxhollywoodrox Frets: 1564
    I bought this book after reading this thread lol , put it to one side for later 
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  • JalapenoJalapeno Frets: 5503
    I bought this book after reading this thread lol , put it to one side for later 
    The curse of Amazon ! ;)

    Imagine something sharp and witty here ......

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