Michelle Nelson has authored more than a dozen published works for teaching contemporary guitar.

Drawing on many years of instrumental teaching and specialist assessment work, she has created the acclaimed ANZCA Modern Guitar grade books, and the Modern Guitar Chord Styles series.

Recently, she has authored ANZCA’s innovative new modern guitar method series Guitar Steps. These titles offer guitar teachers a wide-ranging resource for technique and musicianship development material.

All books are available for purchase online at ANZCA.


Twenty-five Studies for Classic Electric Guitar

Announcing the newest book from Michelle Nelson, Twenty-five Studies for Classic Electric Guitar.

An inspiring set of composed studies that are both challenging and entertaining, these idiomatic works explore the techniques that create classic electric guitar style.


Other Book Series

Modern Guitar Chord Styles Series

The most in-depth rhythm guitar books available for contemporary guitar.

Suitable for beginner, intermediate and advanced guitarists, featuring open chord playing, rhythm reading, bar chords, arpeggio playing, finger-picking and more...

Guitar Steps Series

ANZCA's brand new guitar tutoring system from Michelle Nelson. 

Designed for beginners (age 9 and up), Guitar Steps gradually introduces new concepts in an innovative, logical order, taking students- step by step- all the way to a grade seven level. 

ANZCA Modern Guitar Series

Not just for ANZCA Examination students, Michelle has authored numerous grade books suitable for guitarists of all levels.

Each book is full of studies covering a wide variety of modern guitar styles and techniques.