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      Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method Grade 1 Book - Expanded Edition (105146260)
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If you or someone you know is just learning to play guitar, these lessons will help advance playing skills by leaps and bounds! Volume 1 of the Modern Guitar Method provides valuable enhancement to one of the world's most popular guitar instruction method. This comprehensive saddle-stitch bound volume doubles the amount of studies and solos presented. Every concept is reinforced by numerous pages of study material. In addition, every note contained in the original Modern Guitar Method Grade 1 is included and supported by additional playing material.

Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method Grade 1 Book - Expanded Edition Features:

  • Expands entire content of Modern Guitar Method Grade 1
    Double the amount of study and solo material
    Provides an incredibly solid foundation for any guitar student

    Difficulty: Beginning
    Page Count: 88
    Binding: Saddle stitch
    Size: 8-3/4" x 11-3/4"

    Format: Book
    Series: Modern Guitar Method
    Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
    Date Published: 1/17/2005




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  • Nice Book But No CD or DVD

    As reviewed by Chris Causby on 10/20/2013

    Accidentally ordered two of these and neither one of them came with a CD or DVD, which is the main reason I even bought it. The book does have some useful information however so it's not a total loss.

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  • Great for Learning to read notes

    As reviewed by J.S. on 2/21/2009

    I really like that the book comes with a cd and a dvd. they are both really helpful. I already knew how to read music before I used this book, so all I was really learning was where the notes were on the guitar and how to move my hand. The book was extremely helpful and EASY TO FOLLOW!!

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  • Great teaching tool - get a student reading in open position

    As reviewed by Jake on 4/16/2009

    I am a private guitar teacher and I had been using the Leavitt series for a few years, but I'm now a convert to the Mel Bay books. This book is organized very well - it starts by showing the notes on the high E string then gives very simple example melodies using just those notes, then goes on to include the B string for a few pages, then the G string, etc, until the whole open position on the guitar is covered. I think this is more practical than the Leavitt book, which starts with a group of four notes on the G and B strings. This is much more difficult for somebody who has only been playing guitar for a few weeks! The book is almost idiot-proof in the instruction it gives. For example, whenever a new note is introduced there are several diagrams and instructions indicating how to play that note. I use this book with my students to get them reading and to get a foundation for the technique required to play melodies. I have a seperate curriculum for chord switching and strumming, and I don't work out of this book for those topics. I understand there are other brands of this style of beginning guitar book - so far I'm only familiar with Leavitt, Mel Bay, and the Fender/Hal Leanard books. Out of those three, I like the Mel Bay the best, and if you're a teacher who is teaching your students how to read notation but you do not use a book yet, I'd highly recommend this book.

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