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Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1. (Book/CD Pack). For Guitar. Guitar Method. Softcover with CD. 48 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.699027).
ISBN 0793533929. 9x12 inches.
Newly revised! The second edition of this world-famous method by Will Schmid and Greg Koch is preferred by teachers because it makes them more effective while making their job easier. Students enjoy its easy-to-follow format that gives them a solid music education while letting them play songs right away. Book 1 provides beginning instruction including tuning, 1st position melody playing, C, G, G7, D7, and Em chords, rhythms through eighth notes, solos and ensembles and strumming. Features a chord chart, and traditional songs like: Amazing Grace • Greensleeves • and When the Saints Go Marching In.
About Hal Leonard Guitar Method
The world-famous Hal Leonard Guitar Method is preferred by teachers because it makes them more effective while making their job easier. Students enjoy its easy-to-follow format that gives them a solid music education while letting them play songs right away. The Hal Leonard Guitar Method provides a complete system to playing success which includes three levels of instruction and a myriad of play-along supplemental songbooks that let students play great songs while they're still learning to play.
Location: from Geneva, Illinois
July 13, 2012
Hal Leonard GM
I use this book for teaching beginning students of all ages and find it very easy to adapt to their individual needs. I have tried other method books and keep coming back to this one. I do wish it had a companion theory book and/or a "fun" book with more...
10 of 23 people found this review helpful.
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Location: from Statesboro, GA
September 14, 2010
Emphasis on Note-Reading
I've used this book to teach guitar classes for some 8 "semesters" at a large United Methodist church--teens and adults. Thorough music- and note-reading. Fun to pick the melodies along with the CD. Teens don't seem to mind the corny "rock" songs. Chords are interspersed, but most students want more...
19 of 44 people found this review helpful.