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Essential Elements for Guitar, Book 1 (Comprehensive Guitar Method)

By Will Schmid

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Essential Elements Guitar. Method book. Guitar tablature. 96 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.1173).

Item Number: HL.1173
ISBN 142345362X. With guitar tablature. 9x12 inches.

Take your guitar teaching to a new level! Hal Leonard's top-selling comprehensive method for band and strings is now also available for guitar. With the time-tested classroom teaching methods of Will Schmid and Bob Morris and popular songs in a variety of styles, Essential Elements for Guitar is sure to become a staple of guitar teachers' instruction – and get beginning guitar students off to a great start.

This method has been designed to meet the National Standards for Music Education, with features such as cross-curricular activities, quizzes, multicultural songs, basic improvisation and more. Concepts covered in Book 1 include: getting started; basic music theory; guitar chords; notes on each string; ensemble playing; and much more!

Songs used in Book 1 include such hits as: Dust in the Wind • Eleanor Rigby • Every Breath You Take • Hey Jude • Hound Dog • Let It Be • Ode to Joy • Rock Around the Clock • Stand By Me • Surfin' USA • Sweet Home Chicago • This Land Is Your Land • You Really Got Me • and more!

  • Low Rider 
  • Rondeau 
  • Can you feel the love tonight 
  • Jingle Bells  
  • Wayfaring Stranger 
  • Greensleeves 
  • De Colores 
  • Simple Gifts 
  • All My Loving 
  • Worried Man Blues 
  • Water Come A Me Eye 
  • Minuet In G 
  • C.C. Rider 
  • Danny Boy 
  • Stand By Me 
  • Amazing Grace 
  • American Pie 
  • The Star Spangled Banner 
  • Ode to Joy 
  • When The Saints Go Marching In 
  • Au Clair de la Lune 
  • Aura Lee 
  • Yankee Doodle 
  • The Red River Valley 
  • For He's a Jolly Good Fellow 
  • Snake Charmer 
  • Rockin' Robin 
  • The Drunken Sailor 
  • This Train 
  • Scarborough Fair 
  • Joshua (Fit The Battle Of Jericho) 
  • Marianne 
  • Midnight Special 
  • Shenandoah 
  • Your Cheatin' Heart 
  • He's Got The Whole World In His Hands 
  • Corrina 
  • Give My Regards to Broadway 
  • Duke Of Earl 
  • Dust In The Wind 
  • I Gave My Love A Cherry (The Riddle Song) 
  • Will The Circle Be Unbroken 
  • Eleanor Rigby 
  • Every Breath You Take 
  • Frere Jacques (Are You Sleeping?) 
  • Good Mornin' Blues 
  • Hey Jude 
  • Hound Dog 
  • Jambalaya (On the Bayou) 
  • Let It Be 
  • Move It On Over 
  • Pay Me My Money Down 
  • The Rainbow Connection 
  • Ramblin' Round 
  • Rock Around The Clock 
  • Sinner Man 
  • Surfin' U.S.A. 
  • Sweet Home Chicago 
  • Teach Your Children 
  • Tell Ol' Bill 
  • This Land Is Your Land 
  • Time is on My Side 
  • Yellow Submarine 
  • You Really Got Me 

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  • April 01, 2009 Best I've found

    As a teacher this is the best book I've found for teaching beginners. Because students can pretty much start out and learn a song, it gives them a sense of accomplishment. So it is more fun than Hal Leonards first series from which this book is built. I have...

    switched all my book one students over to this book.

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