Christian musician teaches beginner-friendly guitar lessons in new book

ISSAQUAH, Wash. — This week marks the nationwide release of “Basic Performing Bar Chords,” an instructive new music book by author Michael J. McClintock. This book’s hardback edition is set to be released in December.

“Basic Performing Bar Chords” reveals some inside information that will greatly enhance a beginner’s ability to learn and perform basic bar chords. The author shares tips and observations regarding the basic chord families: the E chord, Em chord, A chord and Am chord.

By mastering the aforementioned bar chord families, one will then add rhythm, drive, inspiration, presence, solid foundation, power chords and, when appropriate in some songs, a splash in some lead riffs and hooks. Step inside “Basic Performing Bar Chords” for some more inside information and lots of cool pictures and graphs that will help the guitar enthusiast to play these basic performing bar chords with ease and style!

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the books are available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

McClintock has been playing guitar for 47 years, starting out in a number of secular rock bands, then, after accepting Jesus Christ in 1979, starting the Better Way Band, a Christian music ministry. McClintock has been playing and leading worship on Wednesday nights for youth groups and has been playing on the worship team on Sunday mornings at his home church for almost 20 years. The author is currently based in Issaquah, Washington.

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