This volume is the first in a new series of guitar transcriptions by John Kiefer. Beginning Baroque for Guitar features simplified arrangements of Baroque music. The pieces are primarily monodic and can be performed with a pick or fingers. The music has been notated without fingerings or tablature to promote musical literacy and encourage all fingering possibilities. In addition to the pieces formatted with melody/chord symbols, five duets and four canons are included. This book can supplement basic guitar methods, guitar classes and guitar ensemble courses.