J. Bruce Jones is a musician, author, graphic designer, software publisher, video producer and the creator of Essential Chord Charts for Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele and Banjo and the Left Hand Chords books. Containing guitar, mandolin, ukulele and banjo chord fingering and music charts for playing rock, folk, country and blues music.
I started learning guitar about 10 years ago and my music and chord charts came about from my search for clear basic music information to help me learn when I started playing the guitar. Over the years I found lots of the charts on the web and in books but most of them were too complicated or incomplete or poorly presented. So I started laying out my own charts and then started sharing them with my friends. My original Essential Chords book has evolved into a line of music books and posters, including blank sheet music books, guitar, mandolin and ukulele chord posters, gift apparel and music instruction videos. My intent for all my books, posters and video is to make learning music easier and fun.