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      Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method Expanded Edition Grades 1-5 (907557)
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Buy the complete set of instruction books to take you from beginner guitarist to advanced.

Now you can purchase all 5 books in the Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method, Expanded Edition Series for a reduced rate as compared to purchasing each book individually.

The Modern Guitar Method Grade 1 - Expanded Edition
The Grade 1 book provides valuable enhancement to the world's most popular guitar method. This comprehensive spiral bound volume doubles the amount of studies and solos presented. Every new concept is reinforced by numerous pages of new study material. In addition, every note contained in the original Modern Guitar Method Grade 1 is included and supported by additional playing material.

The Modern Guitar Method Grade 2 - Expanded Edition
The Grade 2 book adds new, carefully graded playing material for every concept taught. Solos are presented in various styles. A special feature is the addition of in-depth picking studies in the keys of C, Am, G, Em, F, Dm, D, and Bm. Additional studies are contained in second position and in 6/8 time. In short, if you really want to learn to play great guitar, this is the method. It is among the top in its thoroughness in teaching every important concept.

The Modern Guitar Method Grade 3 - Expanded Edition
The Grade 3 book contains outstanding solos, etudes, chord melody studies, scale studies, and duets in the keys of A, F#m, G, D, Em, Bm, F, Dm, Bb, Gm, Eb, Cm, Ab, and Fm. In addition, 2nd and 3rd positions are thoroughly explored. Every concept in the original Grade 3 has been expanded with ample playing material. Completion of this text will assure that the guitar student is well on the way to becoming an accomplished guitarist.

The Modern Guitar Method Grade 4 - Expanded Edition
The Grade 4 book is a comprehensive text filled with solos, technique and scale studies, duets and chord etudes designed to develop familiarity and skill playing in the higher positions on the guitar fingerboard. Fourth position is studied utilizing the keys of E, A, C#m, and D. Fifth position studies are in F, Dm, C, Am, Bb, and Eb. Seventh Position is developed with studies and solos in the keys of C, G, Em, Bm, F, Dm, D, and Gm. Finally, the 9th position is presented using the key of A Major.

The Modern Guitar Method Grade 5 - Expanded Edition
The Grade 5 book contains studies, chord melody solos, chord studies, quartal harmony etudes, triad studies and duets in the keys of C, Am, G, Em, F, Dm, D, Bm, Bb and Gm. It presents a comprehensive listing of chords found in each key. For each key, etudes are presented in four different positions. The most comprehensive approach to contemporary guitar mastery available.

Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method Expanded Edition Grades 1-5 Features:

  • Features of The Modern Guitar Method Grade 1 - Expanded Edition
    Expands entire content of Modern Guitar Method Grade 1
    Double the amount of study and solo material
    Spiral bound
    Provides an incredibly solid foundation for any guitar student
    Difficulty: Beginning
    Page Count: 88
    Binding: Wirebound
    Size: 8-3/4" x 11-3/4"
    Format: Book
    Series: Modern Guitar Method
    Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
    Date Published: 1/17/2005

    Features of The Modern Guitar Method Grade 2 - Expanded Edition
    Difficulty: Beginning-Intermediate
    Page Count: 88
    Binding: Wirebound
    Size: 8-3/4" x 11-3/4"
    Additional new music for every concept taught
    Picking studies in 8 keys
    New solos in diverse styles
    Begins study of position playing
    Carefully graded to move at a user-friendly pace
    Unmatched in comprehensiveness
    Spiral binding available
    Format: Book
    Series: Modern Guitar Method
    Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
    Date Published: 1/11/2006
    Companion dual CD set sold separately

    Features of The Modern Guitar Method Grade 3 - Expanded Edition
    Difficulty: Intermediate
    Page Count: 96
    Binding: Wirebound
    Size: 8-3/4" x 11-3/4"
    Difficulty Details
    Rhythms: Intermediate
    Keys/Chords: Intermediate
    Notes/Positions Intermediate
    Technique Intermediate
    Length Beginning

    Format: Book
    Series: Modern Guitar Method
    Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
    Date Published: 4/24/2006

    Features of The Modern Guitar Method Grade 4 - Expanded Edition
    Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced
    Page Count: 96
    Binding: Wirebound
    Size: 8-3/4" x 11-3/4"
    Difficulty Details
    Rhythms: Intermediate
    Keys/Chords: Intermediate
    Notes/Positions: Advanced
    Technique: Advanced
    Length: Beginning
    Format: Book
    Series: Modern Guitar Method
    Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
    Date Published: 2/19/2007

    Features of The Modern Guitar Method Grade 5 - Expanded Edition
    * Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced
    Page Count: 104
    Binding: Wirebound
    Size: 8-3/4" x 11-3/4"
    Difficulty Details
    Rhythms: Intermediate
    Keys/Chords: Intermediate
    Notes/Positions Intermediate
    Technique Intermediate
    Length Beginning
    Format: Book
    Series: Modern Guitar Method
    Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
    Date Published: 1/16/2008




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  • Great for anyone wantingn to learn to play and read music

    As reviewed by Nate on 6/22/2009

    These books were recommended to me by an instructor. As a beginner they really simplify the guitar and how notes on the staff correlate to notes on the fretboard. These are also great for the experienced player wanting to expand on current abilities. These books are easy to read, simple to use, and can get anyone playing with sheet music in no time.

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  • Acoustic Man

    As reviewed by Ed S. on 1/13/2011

    Teaching beginner guitar lessons, I started my kids on Hal Leonard. Wrong!!! After checking out all of the guitar method books, I fell onto Mel Bay. Taking a chance, I ordered books one though five.(Extended Addition). Glad I did! All five hold so much information and really works your student out. These books are complete with several scales, songs, and guitar theory. And made so anyone could understand. I'm really happy about the first five books. Remember, order the extended edition, you get your moneys worth. Even as an Intermediate advanced player, books four and five present a challenge.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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  • Does not come with dvd!

    As reviewed by Tiffany Wansley on 9/19/2011

    I just picked my order up from GC today. I was a disappointed that all the books didn't come with the cds/dvds. Only book 4 came with two cds. If I was a total beginner this would be a problem. Why would only Grade 4 come with audio? Why are they sold separately? Other than that I would say the material itself looks like great information with steady flow from complete beginner to advanced. The format reminds me of when I began the cello at age 11. So if you can read and follow instructions this should be a great tool. But without the cds or dvds I suggest beginning with a tutor. Or watch a couple of youtube vids. Those have been helpful to me.

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