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Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1  

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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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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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  • Guitar lessons cover:
  • 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
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Hal LeonardGuitar Method Book 1
 
4.1

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I Was Taught With This

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...Read complete review

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.

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Guitar Method Complete Edition (Book 1)

Not sure how to some of the music in the book is correctly notated according to professional musicians or music teachers that recommended it. For example, page 12 shows Ode to Joy begins in...Read complete review

Not sure how to some of the music in the book is correctly notated according to professional musicians or music teachers that recommended it. For example, page 12 shows Ode to Joy begins in C but it is really E that is shown in the music notation. Hal Leonard Books have been around for years but this is the first copy I have ever owned where the music lesson read improperly.

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2.0

Guitar Method Complete Edition (Book 1)

By Relearning Classical Guitar

from Texas

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  • Easy To Follow

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    Best Uses

    • Improving Skills
    • Music Lessons
    • Specific Techniques

    Comments about Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1:

    Not sure how to some of the music in the book is correctly notated according to professional musicians or music teachers that recommended it. For example, page 12 shows Ode to Joy begins in C but it is really E that is shown in the music notation. Hal Leonard Books have been around for years but this is the first copy I have ever owned where the music lesson read improperly.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Pretty good mouse trap

    By Rex

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1:

    Though all these method books could use some song freshening, Uncle Hal's books address present day things like tab & accompaniment without abandoning notes/letters/music basics.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Prompt delivery, great price

    By Jgill

    from Livermore, Maine

    Comments about Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1:

    I have been using this method book with students for SO many years. A great method for all ages.

     
    2.0

    missing pages

    By Kelly Larsen

    from Illinois

    Comments about Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1:

    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.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Just Okay

    By TulsaOK

    from Tulsa, OK

    Comments about Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1:

    I had a few lessons under my belt and I felt like this book and CD just skipped from super easy to more advanced without anything in between.

    (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great for Serious Beginners

    By GitarBob

    from Memphis, TN

    Comments about Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1:

    Been playing over 43 years, now in retirement and teaching guitar for fun. My students range from 7-20 years old, most with less than a year on the guitar. Unlike many who demand instant gratification, the Hal Leonard books don't just teach you how to play, but really teach MUSIC (what a concept). The exercises are presented in a logical and effective order, and a dedicated student can learn very quickly. The songs reinforce the lessons and provide a sense of accomplishment for the student. These books are not the end-all / be-all for learning guitar BUT they're very good, teach you real music (not just banging-out power chords) and provide a solid foundation upon which to become an accomplished guitarist.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent book!

    By LinkZ1

    from Charlton, MA

    Comments about Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1:

    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!

    (11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great beginners book!

    By Ed

    from Cincinnati, OH

    Comments about Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1:

    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.

    (24 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I Was Taught With This

    By NilGuitar

    from Bartlett, IL

    Comments about Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1:

    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.

    (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good book to buy

    By KroMiniX

    from Miami, FL

    Comments about Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1:

    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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