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The Guitar Center Lessons Acoustic Guitar Curriculum Book 1 (Book/Online Audio) provides everything you need to start playing acoustic guitar. This comprehensive curriculum includes an instructional book packed with lessons covering proper hand positioning, reading music, basic chords and simple strumming and picking patterns. It also includes online audio tracks for all songs and exercises in the book that you can stream or download to play along with. Whether you're holding a guitar for the first time or looking to strengthen your fundamentals, this curriculum will teach you proper technique and have you playing familiar songs in no time.

Step-by-Step Lessons Teach Essential Skills

The Guitar Center Lessons Acoustic Guitar Curriculum Book 1 contains 50 comprehensive lessons to build a solid foundation in acoustic guitar playing. Clear instructions and diagrams show you proper hand positioning, how to hold the guitar, how to tune the strings and how to strum and pluck. You'll start by learning some simple beginner chords before moving on to fundamental strumming and picking patterns. The book provides a gradual progression so you can learn at your own pace without feeling overwhelmed.

Play Along With Professional Audio Tracks

To supplement the lessons in the book, it also includes access to online audio tracks for all songs and exercises. The tracks feature a professional guitarist playing along with full accompaniment so you can hear how the pieces sound. Play along with the tracks to help ingrain proper timing and rhythm. The audio tracks are available for streaming or downloading so you can practice with or without an internet connection.

Practice Classic Songs and Build Your Repertoire

As you work through the curriculum, you'll learn to play many familiar songs, including "House of the Rising Sun", "Hey There Delilah", "The Sound of Silence" and "Stand By Me". The curriculum covers a variety of music styles, including folk, pop and rock, so you'll develop a well-rounded set of skills.

Guitar Center Lessons Acoustic Guitar Curriculum Book 1 (Book/Online Audio)