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Volumes 1, 2, and 3 in one convenient spiral-bound book plus 3 CDs! The Hal Leonard Guitar Method is perfect for anyone just starting to play acoustic or electric guitar. It is based on years o... Read More

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Volumes 1, 2, and 3 in one convenient spiral-bound book plus 3 CDs! The Hal Leonard Guitar Method is perfect for anyone just starting to play acoustic or electric guitar. It is based on years of teaching guitar students of all ages, and reflects some of the best teaching ideas from around the world. This super-convenient Complete Edition features the new and improved method books 1, 2, and 3 spiral-bound together. CDs give blow-by-blow assistance from super-player and author Greg Koch.

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  • 144 pages
  • Size: 12" x 9"
  • Composer: Greg Koch
  • ISBN: 634047019
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Hal LeonardGuitar Method Complete Edition (Book/CD)
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

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Hal Leonard Guitar Book

It is easy to learn from. I am already pretty far in it, and I just started learning guitar. This book was suggested to me by some guitarists I know, and it worked...Read complete review

It is easy to learn from. I am already pretty far in it, and I just started learning guitar. This book was suggested to me by some guitarists I know, and it worked for them too. If you're just starting out you should get this book.

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Not for the musically illiterate

I won't give this book a terrible review, since it is probably a good book if you had some experience in reading music and maybe someone you can ask questions to smooth out the...Read complete review

I won't give this book a terrible review, since it is probably a good book if you had some experience in reading music and maybe someone you can ask questions to smooth out the rough edges; since I have none of those things I haven't made it past page six. I am sure these diagrams are supposed to make sense but I am just not seeing it, if feel like I am missing a few pieces to this puzzle. Given the layout of the subject matter I can understand, there seem to be gaps in the explanations that I believe were designed to be filled by a teacher of some sort. I think this is more of a teaching tool or reference than a "how to play guitars for dummies" book. In short if you have no experience in music (reading music, playing an instrument etc.), or a teacher or friend that you can turn to for help, I would look elsewhere. The description itself says it all, " The Hal Leonard Guitar Method is perfect for anyone just starting to play acoustic or electric guitar", it does not say "for anyone just starting to learn music".

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5.0

I bought several of these books and highly recommend it.

By Mary

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Guitar Method Complete Edition (Book/CD):

This is the best book for any age guitar beginner. It sets a solid learning foundation. It is easy to follow.

 
5.0

Getting there

By JohnS

from Misawa Japan

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Challenging
  • Easy To Follow
  • Improves Musicianship
  • Improves Technique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Improving Skills
    • Learning Sheet Music
    • Learning To Play

    Comments about Hal Leonard Guitar Method Complete Edition (Book/CD):

    I am learning to play the guitar and read sheet music at the same time. The lessons teach the basics one at a time. Easy to read w/ simple exercises.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again.

    By MMW

    from Detroit, MI

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Follow
    • Improves Technique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Improving Skills
      • Learning To Play
      • Music Lessons
      • Specific Techniques

      Comments about Hal Leonard Guitar Method Complete Edition (Book/CD):

      Great book for a beginner.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Definitely worth 20 bucks!

      By Danny Lee

      from El Cajon, CA

      Comments about Hal Leonard Guitar Method Complete Edition (Book/CD):

      I've been playing for a while but never really bothered to learn how to read music. I took a guitar course at Cuyamaca College and volume one was the required text. I learned how to read and play in 4 months so I picked up the complete book and continued where I left off. Like everything in life, you stick with it, and it becomes easier.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      All Beginner Books Should Be Like This

      By Levi Dixie

      from Youngstown, OH

      Comments about Hal Leonard Guitar Method Complete Edition (Book/CD):

      I've looked at a bunch of beginner books, and this guitar book will definitely get your feet wet. After a week or two, you'll be able to play some songs on 2 strings and only 6 notes. The diagrams are large in size, and there's a wealth of information in here, not to mention play along CDs.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect For A Beginner

      By Malarie

      from Overland Park, Kansas

      Comments about Hal Leonard Guitar Method Complete Edition (Book/CD):

      Do not listen to any of the reviews that say that this book is not for people who don't know how to read music. I started playing guitar 3 weeks ago and I can already play "Ode to Joy" and "Aura Lee" (etc...). This book is amazing and even includes some popular sheet music songs, such as the ones I listed above. I do have a guitar teacher, yes, but without him I could still mostly learn this on my own! I enjoy the diagrams, because they teach you where to put your fingers on the frets, how to hold your hand over the neck of the guitar, and even gives you some hints on shortcuts to tuning. I will definately hope to be able to play "Frere Jacques" in about a week or so...wish me luck and enjoy this inexpensive, easy-to-learn, helpful book!

      (12 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not for the musically illiterate

      By SammyG

      from Coluymbus, Ohio

      Comments about Hal Leonard Guitar Method Complete Edition (Book/CD):

      I won't give this book a terrible review, since it is probably a good book if you had some experience in reading music and maybe someone you can ask questions to smooth out the rough edges; since I have none of those things I haven't made it past page six. I am sure these diagrams are supposed to make sense but I am just not seeing it, if feel like I am missing a few pieces to this puzzle. Given the layout of the subject matter I can understand, there seem to be gaps in the explanations that I believe were designed to be filled by a teacher of some sort. I think this is more of a teaching tool or reference than a "how to play guitars for dummies" book. In short if you have no experience in music (reading music, playing an instrument etc.), or a teacher or friend that you can turn to for help, I would look elsewhere. The description itself says it all, " The Hal Leonard Guitar Method is perfect for anyone just starting to play acoustic or electric guitar", it does not say "for anyone just starting to learn music".

      (13 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Not for dumies

      By Joe J

      from RI

      Comments about Hal Leonard Guitar Method Complete Edition (Book/CD):

      This book is not easy to understand for the beginer and the cds just have someone who is experienced playing the cords quickly and no verbal teaching. I would try another book if I had the chance

      (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Get this book

      By Maximus

      from Philadelphia, PA

      Comments about Hal Leonard Guitar Method Complete Edition (Book/CD):

      I am re-learning guitar having put it down for several years. OK, it is like riding a bicycle, but I needed a refresher on how to read music. I wanted this book as a reference to do so, and it has been great. I recommend to you if you are in my situation either re-learning or are a beginner guitarist. It is as if my prior lessons in my life are all coming back to me as I work through this book.

      (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Hal Leonard Guitar Method Complete Edition

      By btrue

      from Layton, UT

      Comments about Hal Leonard Guitar Method Complete Edition (Book/CD):

      What a great learning tool. I'm just getting back to the guitar after 25 years and bought this book to learn more than just chords. Now I'm learning the actual notes of each string and learning to read music (something I hadn't done since grade school music). It's straightforward approach to teaching is great for a beginner like myself and I'm learning so much more than I'd ever known while playing years ago. I highly recommend this book.

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