1. Frank Corcoran
    January 4th, 2017 @ 2:37 pm

    I have bought both Gitar Theory and Playing Guitar but have been frustrated in trying to access the audio files, the reason I bought the books in the first place. Your Dec 29th note doesn’t clarify things because when one clicks on Book extras, it does nothing. Below that bold-faced heading you can sometimes catch a ghost-like text (only half of the letters showing) which disappear when the cursor approaches. Help!
    My e-mail is …corcorans@sympatico.ca…..
    Frank Corcoran

  2. David
    January 4th, 2017 @ 4:11 pm

    Hi Frank

    When I look at the page (my browser is Internet Explorer), there is a line directly under “Book Extras” which reads “Download the audio tracks” which gets an underline when I put the cursor on it. Clicking on that should create a zip file for you on your computer. Please let me know if this works for you.

    Thank you for buying both books. Now let’s get you set with the audio!


  3. Matt
    January 8th, 2017 @ 3:31 pm

    I am having the same difficulties and frustrations when attempting to access the audio files. There is no line under “book extras”, and no apparent way to download the audio tracks.

  4. David
    January 8th, 2017 @ 3:37 pm

    What browser are you using? I understand that it’s different depending on which one you use. I can work it in either Internet Explorer or Firefox. You may want to try one of those. Let me know if you’re still having problems with it.


  5. Caleb Lowry
    February 28th, 2017 @ 10:40 pm

    Downloaded the tracks and went to play them and there is nothing there. No recording get for each lesson. Really disappointed because this book has a lot of great things in it. Just wish I had an audio file to help me along.and I’ve tried all the different browsers you’ve suggested in your previous comments.

  6. David
    March 4th, 2017 @ 9:25 pm

    Hi Caleb

    Please email me directly (dhodgeguitar@aol.com) and I’ll see what I can do to fix this for you. Looking forward to chatting with you soon.


  7. Terry Wright
    March 21st, 2017 @ 5:49 pm

    Using IPhone and can’t get anything on guitar therory

  8. David
    April 26th, 2017 @ 8:02 pm

    Hi Terry

    I’ll have to check to see what’s up with that. Will write back when I have more info.


  9. Dave
    May 7th, 2017 @ 10:14 pm

    Went to web page for “Playing Guitar” above and it reports that the page doesn’t exist, any idea where the audio files can be found?

  10. Pierre
    May 8th, 2017 @ 10:52 pm

    Hi David

    I am having exactly the same problem. When I click on the link for Guitar Theory, I get a message that says:

    Sorry, the page you’re trying to reach is temporarily unavailable or the page may no longer exist.

    I have also bought the book and I cannot use the links; it is quite frustrating.

    What can you do? Those DK lawyers have to respect former customers. This is no far-west.


  11. Linda
    May 15th, 2017 @ 8:23 am

    Hi Mr David Hodge,

    I’m having the same problem as well. I cant seem to download the audio files for your book, Idiot’s Guide to Guitar Theory. Your book is really useful so it would be even awesome
    if i can get the audio files. When i click yr link, it shows error 404,a DK webpage. I stay in Asia so I dnt no is it because of the global directory thing. Any ways i can download your audio files?

    Look forward to your reply very soon!
    Many thanks!


  12. Colm murphy
    June 1st, 2017 @ 5:32 am

    There is no book extras on the Di menu after clicking on the link you gave

  13. Colm murphy
    June 1st, 2017 @ 5:33 am

    Dk I meant

  14. Gabriel Adlewr
    June 3rd, 2017 @ 8:54 am


    I just tried to access the “Playing Guitar” content at the link you provided above, and got a “Sorry, the page you’re trying to reach is temporarily unavailable or the page may no longer exist” message.

    My email is gabrieladler@gmail.com.

    Would be grateful if you could email me the files or point me to another URL. Your book is excellent!



  15. Alfredo Pirrone
    June 4th, 2017 @ 9:36 pm

    Hi David

    I bought your Guitar Theory book but the link you provide here did not work. I finally found it here: https://www.dk.com/us/9781615646364-guitar-theory/?Format=eBook
    Maybe you want to have a look at this and update your page.

    Thank you

  16. Jane
    June 8th, 2017 @ 8:41 pm

    Just purchased Idiot’s Guides Playing Guitar. Tried to access audio content files via Firefox and am unable to get to online audio tracks. Error message says site is unavailable. I will be returning the book to B & N as it’s not complete without the audio tracks.

  17. Mike
    June 13th, 2017 @ 11:17 am

    Hello David, I followed your instructions, using firefox, and it worked perfectly I now have the files downloaded to my PC. I am not sure that this is the correct forum to ask a question BUT I will anyway in the arpeggios section, page 117 in the book, the tabs for the D chord are different, which is why I wanted the music to check.Apart from extra notes they sound the same to me

  18. Darren
    July 26th, 2017 @ 6:05 pm

    David, ALL the links you gave above are dead ends. All the links from dk either present as “Sorry, the page you’re trying to reach is temporarily unavailable or the page may no longer exist.” or the links download a .zip file with no file inside.
    Could you please fix this. I have been unable to find the audio files from “IG:Guitar Theory amongst others at ANY links online.

  19. Zhe
    July 29th, 2017 @ 4:35 pm

    The link to the audio files for Idiot’s Guides to playing guitar is not working. It says the page is not there. Please send me the audio files soon or I will have to return your book. Thanks

  20. Darren
    July 30th, 2017 @ 6:24 pm

    So the first two links (Songwriting & Ukulele) take you to the right website, but the .zip files do not contain any files when you try to download them. The second two sites (Playing Guitar, Guitar Theory) load to a 404 page.

  21. Effie
    July 31st, 2017 @ 7:19 pm

    Hello David,

    I recently received “Idiot’s Guides: Playing Guitar” as a gift from my friends and am having trouble accessing the audio files. When I click on the link that you provided above (http://www.dk.com/us/9781615645701-idiots-guides-playing-guitar/) I get the following message on the webpage: “Sorry, the page you’re trying to reach is temporarily unavailable or the page may no longer exist.”. Is there any way I can get access to these audio files? Many thanks in advance for your time and help.


  22. Gabrielle Uzabakiliho
    July 31st, 2017 @ 7:41 pm

    Hi I’m having the same issues as everyone else is using Google Chrome. Help?

  23. Stefan Zawistowski
    August 14th, 2017 @ 3:53 pm


    The Guitar Theory is great. 

    The only thing missing are those audio tracks. 

    Since so many people are in need of them perhaps they could be uploaded to Dropbox, and we could download them.

    Thank you!


  24. Jay
    August 15th, 2017 @ 6:19 pm


    Recently picked up your Guitar Theory Book, but the audio file link above does not work (takes you to an error page). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  25. Teresa Perry
    September 15th, 2017 @ 11:16 am

    I have also recently purchased this book and like everyone else, cannot get any of the above links to work. I have tried Chrome and IE. This really is false advertising. Please can you send me the files: teresa10823@gmail.com Thank you.

  26. Carl Crispell
    September 28th, 2017 @ 11:33 am

    I just purchased Guitar Theory 09/21/2017. It is unbelievable that problems getting the audio files has been going on for so long
    and now for the past few months no more comments by you. Audio files are not new. How hard is it to get these posted?????
    I wish I read these comments before going to Barnes&Nobles. I need to get get a hold of them about a recourse other than a refund.
    These promised audio files need to be available!

  27. Carl Crispell
    October 17th, 2017 @ 5:39 pm

    Unbelievable!!!!!! BlobNotFoundThe specified blob does not exist.

  28. Dorryl
    November 7th, 2017 @ 7:33 pm

    Please send the proper link to access the tracks your book idiots guides playing guitar mentions. It keeps saying page is unavailable. Help, anyone???? Thanks.

  29. Paul Hannig
    December 9th, 2017 @ 10:07 am

    Ugh!! Just another “Idiot” who’s having the same problems as everyone else, i.e. trying to access the audio portion of the book they purchased, in my case Guide to Playing Guitar.

    Would you please send me the solution so I can get the full benefit of your books. I would greatly appreciate it.

  30. Amber
    February 15th, 2018 @ 7:16 pm

    It is Feb 15, 2018. I just bought playing guitar guide yesterday from BAM. I cannot get any of the links to work for the audio download.
    What I have seen of the book so far is awesome!

  31. Del Thompson
    February 22nd, 2018 @ 3:12 pm

    Hi David, I purchased the Idiots Guide: Guitar Theory and believe I have found a few mistakes. Do you have a place to convey these suspected errors to you?
    I like your book but I think these errors are hindering its greatness.

  32. David
    February 23rd, 2018 @ 8:15 pm

    Hi Amber

    Thank you for letting me know. Seems like every time we get an answer (and a new URL) it gets changed. I will try to get hold of the folks at DK Publishing yet again.

    Sorry for your troubles but I’m glad you’re enjoying the book. Please feel free to email me directly with any future questions.


  33. David
    February 23rd, 2018 @ 8:18 pm

    Hi Del,

    Thank you for buying the “Guitar Theory” book. As I wrote to you, there were all sorts of issues when this book was in the final stages of preparation. I’m always glad to hear about things that I (and all the various editors) missed. Hopefully, should DK decide to do an upgrade, we’ll get all the corrections in place.

    I look forward to chatting with you again.


  34. David
    February 23rd, 2018 @ 8:29 pm

    Hi again, Amber

    Just checked the article “One More Time” (written on January 1) and those links seem to be working. Hope this helps!


  35. Phil Bell
    April 15th, 2018 @ 7:36 am

    15 April 2018

    I tried pasting https://www.dk.com/us/9781615646364-guitar-theory/ into a browser address bar, in IE and Chrome, to try and find the audio files but it immediately takes me to https://www.dk.com/uk where doing a search for “Guitar Theory” but there are no matches to your book, nor to “download”.

  36. David
    April 15th, 2018 @ 12:49 pm

    Hi Phil

    I also replied to your other post. Please email me directly (dhodgeguitar@aol.com). We’ll work this out…


  37. JGStratten
    April 23rd, 2018 @ 7:42 pm

    I too am seeking audio files, but for Music Theory 3rd ed.. I have attempted the above remedies in multiple browsers to no avail. I did manage to download Guitar Theory by accident, but no luck, no links, no “read more”, no “book extras” … I am stumped.
    Help would be greatly appreciated.

  38. Steve M
    May 30th, 2018 @ 6:09 pm

    Another Guitar Theory fail here. Clicked on the new 2018 link but no “book extras” are there.

  39. David
    May 30th, 2018 @ 9:49 pm

    Hi Steve

    Try this link: https://www.dk.com/us/information/guitar-theory

    I listed all the latest links in my last post: https://www.davidhodge.com/2018/05/21/good-news-i-hope/

    Sorry about all the fuss, but thank you for your patience. Let me know if you still can’t access the audio.


  40. Steve Langley
    January 19th, 2019 @ 7:16 pm

    Hi David

    I am totally frustrated with trying to download the files for the book idiots guide to playing guitar. I have tried everything I could find and I ready to return this book. If anyone can send me working access to these files PLEASE do so. Otherwise this book is not for me.


  41. David
    January 30th, 2019 @ 6:19 pm

    Hi Steve

    Very sorry to not answer this sooner.

    You should be able to find the audio files here:


    Down at the very bottom of the page, you should see a photo of the book. Beneath that, you’ll see this printed:

    Download the audio tracks (111 MB ZIP) to accompany the lessons within the book.

    Please let me know if you get these okay! The publisher changed around the entire site again and I trying to keep up with them. The good news is that all the download links for all the books are in one place!

    Thank you once more for writing. Please don’t hesitate to email me again with any questions you might have. I’ll try to be more of a presence here online as well.

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