There are many systems and program that will guarantee to get anyone up and running so to speak in a very short period of time. Most of them can be found on the Internet by simply requesting a search for “guitar lessons”
Most of those you will find will be in an E-Book format that you can work your way through at your own pace, with some very good basic sound tracks that you can listen too and play along too. Or some of the courses are available as a hard copy in either CD format or Book format from Amazon. Most of these books or systems teach you basic chord structures rhythms, and many of the E Book and cd format systems also include a companion which typically will contain about 150 tunes that you can play using just 4 basic chords or some other useful tool that you can use to aid you in your lessons.
The advantage of the downloaded E Book courses is that they are download as soon as you have paid which make it really easy to access and almost immediately start to use them without any fuss.
Whilst these may not the best system they certainly are very good in as much as they will get you going very quickly. Once you have mastered the first few lessons you will probably want to move on to other systems, but the best plan is really to stick with your first choice and go through that before branching out in all different directions. This way you will learn the basics well and then be able to move on and really enjoy your Guitar playing.
Once inside these E book systems you find that they are easy to follow and you will soon pick up a few tips and shorten your learning curve somewhat.
But to be fair if you can already play the guitar a little you need to be a little more selective in the program that you choose as some of those available will be way too basic for you and you will find that the vast majority of the information they contain will be way too basic for you.
I am still using the first e book I ever purchased including everything that came with the program. The E book was quite well laid out, not perfect, but still easy to follow. The chords structures and playing techniques that I learned from this book were a pleasure to learn, as I was lead through the course. The sound files that also came with it as a bonus were very good also, and I was soon strumming along with them.
Geoff Lord is a master Guitarist with over 40 years of experience. He has reviewed many of the available E Books and Books on the subject and is the owner of the Master the Guitar-The-Guitar system. You can find out about some of his methods and resources by visiting his websites