Mel Bay's Modern Guitar Method - Grade 1 by Mel Bay. For guitar. Methods. Modern Guitar Method. Learn To Play. Beginning. Instructional book. Instructional text, illustrations, standard guitar notation and chord names. 48 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93200).
ISBN 9780871663542. With instructional text, illustrations, standard guitar notation and chord names. Learn To Play. 8.75x11.75 inches.
The world's premier method for learning modern plectrum style guitar, time-tested and proven successful in building the theoretic and technical foundation needed to play in any style. All seven grades of this method are written in standard notation only to encourage better sight reading. In Grade 1, the student guitarist will learn to play solos, duets, scales, and chords in the keys of C, A minor, G and E minor. Even in Grade 1, the student is already exposed to the chord/melody concept of guitar performance.
A supplementary study book entitled Grade 1 Studies, two different play-along CD recordings (pop and traditional), and a VHS or DVD video are also available for purchase separately. The companion recordings feature Tommy Flint and William Bay playing in split-track format, with the solo parts performed on the right channel, and the accompaniment or second duet parts played on the left. The student can play along with the full recording, or tune out either channel and play the missing part.
Location: from Sydney- Australia
May 22, 2011
Mel Bay's Modern Guitar Method
I first started using this book way back in 1968 when I opened my first guitar teaching school. Going back to it this year has re-enforced the excellent theoretical and practical learning content of the book for beginners of all ages. The exercises on each page are perfectly graded in...
28 of 63 people found this review helpful.
Location: from New York City
February 10, 2011
Far from the best method, but usable
I've used this book for years, sparingly. Until I get off my butt and write something better I'm stuck with this. The book starts out fine, but why they decide to teach reading from the highest notes in open position to the lowest is beyond me. Whatever. I find only...
47 of 90 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Grand Rapids, MI
November 9, 2007
This is a solid beginning book
This is a great book! It first teaches you how to read music, then gives you simple whole note studies. It then quickly progresses to playing eighth notes, and gives you the major and minor chords in the keys of C and G. When I first starting learning the guitar,...
44 of 96 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Texas