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      Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1 (CD and Book) (100064761)
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Newly revised! The second edition of this world-famous method by Will Schmid and Greg Koch is a favorite of teachers everywhere. Students enjoy its easy-to-follow format that gives them a solid music education while letting them play songs right away. Book 1 provides beginning instruction including tuning, 1st position melody playing, C, G, G7, D7, and Em chords, rhythms through eighth notes, solos and ensembles, and strumming. Features a chord chart and traditional songs. 48 pages.

Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1 (CD and Book) Features:

  • Songs include:
    Amazing Grace
    Greensleeves
    When the Saints Go Marching In
    9" x 12"
    48 pages




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  • Deffinitly the ONLY book for beginners

    As reviewed by Hawk-dude on 10/23/2006

    I purchased Hal Leonard Guitar Method 1 along with the book Hal Leonard Easy Pop Melodys for guitar and can't say Ive been happier. These books make it so easy to learn and understand the guitar. The guitar method book takes you step by step through the scale, then introduces chords and simple songs. On top of this, the CD provides a valuable practice tool. I highly recommend this book series to anyone interested in learing the guitar.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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  • Fantastic for beginners

    As reviewed by Tim Scott on 4/22/2009

    Before buying this book I had "zero" experience playing any instrument. I decided one day I wanted to learn, went and picked up a guitar and was recommended this book. The songs might not be "fun", but this book is extremely effective at teaching you from the ground up. In one week, practicing about 45 minutes a day, I mastered the first two lessons (first two strings). If you put the effort in, this book will turn you around from a fumbling idiot to someone who sounds like they have some basic guitar skills very quickly. Highly recommended, and will be a book I pass on to anyone looking to try guitar.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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  • GREAT FOR BEGINNERS!

    As reviewed by ROGER C SMITH on 2/15/2012

    Among other things, I give Beginner's Guitar Lessons. I looked at a lot of books for Beginner's to start out with, and I chose this one as a test to see how well a student would be prone to commit to practicing with it every day. It was a good choice! The book is well thought out in the presentation of it's content. It gives the proper amount of information, and allows practice time, for each string, chord, etc., before moving on. Let's face it....the first time guitar player is eager to get right to the most current Hit Songs. That's all well and good, but all too often, the time a Beginner takes to actually learn the strings, notes, read music, and basically know what the He or She is doing, falls by the wayside. The truth is, when first picking up the Guitar, a student can get bored with books and lessons, and can end up fumbling around the Fretboard for a long time. I feel a "good" instructor should be able to balance "The Book", Lessons, and Practice Time, while STILL encouraging a student's Figuring Out Current Hits, Using Their Creativity, and Freestyle Time. A Successful Instructor Needs To Keep A Student's Interest In Learning. This Book Has Proved To Be A Great Tool To Help With That!

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