Hal Leonard

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Guitar Method Book 1 from Hal Leonard is the perfect introduction for beginners ready to start their musical journey. This time-tested course provides a comprehensive overview of guitar fundamentals in an easy-to-follow format. Students will master proper hand positioning, tuning and essential chords to play popular songs right away. The method's step-by-step approach builds skills progressively while keeping lessons fun and rewarding.

Establish Solid Technique and Skills

Guitar Method Book 1 focuses on fundamentals from the very first lesson. Students will learn correct hand positioning, tuning and simple chords to build a strong foundation. Once the basics are grasped, the book introduces basic strumming patterns and melodies so students can start playing songs immediately. The gradual progression of lessons ensures students develop skills thoroughly while maintaining motivation.

Play Familiar Songs Quickly

There's no need to practice exercises for weeks before playing an actual song. Guitar Method Book 1 includes simplified versions of popular songs. Students can apply their new skills immediately by playing the chords and strumming patterns to these familiar tunes, fostering a sense of accomplishment.

Reinforce Lessons With Online Audio

The included online audio component is an invaluable supplement for practice at home. Students can listen to recordings of all exercises in the book, then play along to help reinforce proper technique and rhythm. The audio examples also motivate students to progress through lessons by giving them a taste of what's to come.

Inspire a Lifelong Love of Music

Guitar Method Book 1 ignites a passion for music in players of all skill levels. The method's engaging approach makes learning guitar rewarding and fun. Guitar instructors worldwide prefer the Guitar Method series for its ability to educate and inspire students.

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  • Songs include:
  • Amazing Grace
  • Greensleeves
  • When the Saints Go Marching In
  • 9" x 12"
  • 48 pages