The Hal Leonard Guitar Method is designed for anyone just learning to play acoustic or electric guitar. Based on years of teaching guitar students of all ages, the tutorials reflect some of t... Read More
The Hal Leonard Guitar Method is designed for anyone just learning to play acoustic or electric guitar. Based on years of teaching guitar students of all ages, the tutorials reflect some of the best guitar teaching ideas from around the world. Book 1 includes guitar tuning; playing position; musical symbols; notes in first position; C, G, G7, D, D7, A7, and Em chords; rhythms through eighth notes; strumming and picking; over 80 great songs, riffs, and examples.
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I really liked the book. I was learning notes and playing songs. Then, I got to page 16 and went to learn notes on the 5th string when I realized it skipped to page 33? I am extremely disappointed about this. I would have given this book 0 stars for that reason, however; I was very happy with it before I discovered that flaw. Guitar Center is sending me a new one tomorrow so I can continue learning with this book.
I picked up this book shortly after buying my first guitar in March. This book has made learning the guitar a great experience. After really picking it up and working with it on a daily basis I've come to love how everything is paced. You learn the very basics at first, which, for a beginner such as myself, is a MUST. The fact that the book actually teaches you how to read music really seals it. I plan on getting book 2 as soon as I finish this. Highly recommended!
This was the first guitar book I had purchased. I do not regret it. This is the first stepping stone to becoming a musician. It Has all the basics that you need to learn. A must have for beginners. Highly recommended.
My guitar teacher taught me with this book. It teaches you how to tune your guitar and the proper position in wich to play your guitar. It guides you through basic and big-sounding open chords and strumming/picking techniques. You even begin to cover reading music! That is the music industry music, folks, not just tabs. Not many other "Level 1" books provide that. It is a small, yet very versatile book. Obviously, it can be used as a teaching guide, though I strongly believe it can be a self-instruction book as well. The instructions are clear and they give you some popular songs to play to keep you motivated.
I bought this book for a friend this book is what you need to start ive seen other books and they dont teach you to read music till way later or not at all and thats lame. if you want to learn to play any instrument you have to make sure you know how to read music if met so many musicians who dont know how to read their own intruments music and i amazed somtimes so if your looking for a good book to buy and teach your slef to play gitar this is the one and plus you will leanr to read music. Thats something you will be grateful in the future if you become serious about guitar.
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