This mega-pack features the book/CD pack written by David Hamburger combined with the 2-DVD set, also featuring David Hamburger.

The Acoustic Guitar Method, Book 1
The first in a series of beginning method books that uses traditional American music to teach authentic techniques and songs. From the folk, blues and old-time music of yesterday have come the rock, country and jazz of today. Now you can begin understanding, playing and enjoying these essential traditions and styles on the instrument that truly represents American music: the acoustic guitar. Working in both tablature and standard notation, you'll learn how to find notes on the fingerboard, a variety of basic chords and strums, country backup basics, waltz time, and melodies with half notes and rests. When you're done with this method series, you'll know dozens of the tunes that form the backbone of American music and be able to play them using a variety of flatpicking and fingerpicking techniques.

Songs include "Man of Constant Sorrow," "Columbus Stockade Blues," "Careless Love," "Get Along Home, Cindy," "Sally Goodin," "Ida Red," "Darling Corey," "Hot Corn, Cold Corn," "East Virginia Blues," "In the Pines," "Banks of the Ohio," "Scarborough Fair," and "Shady Grove."

The Acoustic Guitar Method DVD
These carefully graded starter lessons are based on David Hamburger's best-selling books, issued by the publishers of Acoustic Guitar magazine. Total beginners will learn how to use a pick and form all the most important chords, while those with some guitar experience will learn fingerpicking styles and other essential techniques. More than two-dozen classic songs are taught, drawn from blues, folk, country, and bluegrass traditions. Includes music and tab.
  • ISBN: 1423416112
  • Book Size: 9"W x 12"L
  • 46 pages
  • DVD size: 6"W x 8"L
  • Running time: 230 minutes