The Hal Leonard Guitar Method is designed for anyone just learning to play acoustic or electric guitar. It is based on years of teaching guitar students of all ages, and reflects some of the best teaching ideas from around the world. This super-convenient Complete Edition features the new and improved method books 1, 2 and 3 spiral-bound together. This edition includes online access to 164 full-band tracks for demonstration or play-along. The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right. MORE»
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. Audio examples of the exercises are included on the CD and are also accessible online with the unique code included with the book.
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Guitarists of all levels will find a wealth of practical music knowledge in this special book with online audio access. Veteran guitarist and author Tom Kolb dispels the mysteries of music theory using plain and simple terms and diagrams. The accompanying recordings provide 94 tracks of music examples, scales, modes, chords, ear training, and much more! MORE»
Guitar for Kids is a fun, easy course that teaches children to play guitar faster than ever before. Popular songs such as “Yellow Submarine,” “Hokey Pokey,” “I'm a Believer,” “Surfin' U.S.A.,” “This Land Is Your Land” and “Hound Dog” keep students motivated, and the clean, simple page layouts ensure their attention remains focused on one concept at a time.
The method is equally suitable for students using electric or acoustic guitars. It can be used in combination with a guitar teacher or parents, even if they've never had any musical training themselves.
The accompanying online audio contains more than 30 tracks for demonstration and play-along and is accessed using the unique code printed inside each book. No tablature included. MORE»
Book 2 continues the instruction started in Book 1 and covers: Am, Dm, A, E, F and B7 chords; power chords; fingerstyle guitar; syncopations, dotted rhythms, and triplets; Carter style solos; bass runs; pentatonic scales; improvising; tablature; 92 great songs, riffs and examples; notes in first and second position; and more! The CD includes 57 full-band tracks for demonstration or play-along. MORE»
This convenient pack combines the Guitar for Kids Method and Songbook for all-in-one learning. The method is a fun, easy course that teaches children to play guitar faster than ever before. Popular songs keep students motivated, and the clean, simple page layouts ensure their attention remains focused on one concept at a time. Once they've got a handle on the lessons, they can practice further using the fun songs featured in the songbook. The book also includes access to online full-band recordings of each song for demonstration and play-along fun. Full tunes include: Feelin' Alright • Jambalaya (On the Bayou) • Love Me Do • Paperback Writer • and more. MORE»
If you've been finding yourself trapped in the pentatonic box, then Connecting Pentatonic Patterns is for you! This hands-on instructional book with online audio access offers examples for guitar players of all levels, from beginner to advanced. The only prerequisites are a basic understanding of the minor pentatonic scale and a desire to expand your fretboard horizons. Study this book faithfully, and soon you'll be soloing all over the neck with the greatest of ease. The online audio includes demonstrations of every example in the book, plus jam tracks for practicing! Audio can be downloaded or streamed according to personal preference. MORE»
The Hal Leonard Fingerstyle Guitar Method is your complete guide to learning fingerstyle guitar. This book uses real songs to teach you the basics of fingerstyle guitar in the styles of the Beatles, Leo Kottke, Paul Simon, Robert Johnson, James Taylor, Adrian Legg, David Wilcox, and many others. Songs covered include: Annie's Song • Blowin' in the Wind • Dust in the Wind • Fire and Rain • Georgia on My Mind • Imagine • Landslide • Tears in Heaven • What a Wonderful World • Yesterday • You've Got a Friend • and more. Includes online access to 99 audio tracks for demonstration and play-along. Use the unique code inside each book to access the audio for streaming or download. MORE»
Featuring in-depth lessons and 40 great jazz classics, the Hal Leonard Jazz Guitar Method is your complete guide to learning jazz guitar. This book uses real jazz songs to teach you the basics of accompanying and improvising jazz guitar in the style of Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Tal Farlow, Charlie Christian, Jim Hall and many others. Lesson topics include: chords and progressions; scales and licks; comping and soloing styles; chord-melody; intros and endings; technique; equipment and sound; and more! Songs include: Satin Doll • Take the “A” Train • Billie's Bounce • Impressions • Bluesette • My One and Only Love • Desafinado • Autumn Leaves • Watch What Happens • Misty • Song for My Father • and more. The audio contains 99 tracks for demonstration and play-along. It's accessed online via a unique code in each book and includes Playback+ tools such as looping, tempo adjustment, and more. “Highly Recommended.” – Just Jazz Guitar
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This book provides 365 exercises – one for every day of the year! – to keep your rhythm chops fine tuned. As an added bonus, demos of all 365 exercises are provided online. The book covers chord theory and the fundamentals of rhythm; basic and complex fingerpicking and strum patterns; popular diatonic and non-diatonic progressions; major, minor, diminished, and augmented triads; major, minor, and dominant seventh chords; extended and altered chords; major and minor keys; and more. By practicing these you'll gain greater knowledge of chord construction and progressions, exposure to the rhythm styles of several musical genres, improved fingerpicking and strumming technique, increased chord-voicing vocabulary, and more! MORE»
Here's your complete guide to learning flamenco guitar! This method uses traditional Spanish flamenco song forms and classical pieces to teach you the basics of this style and technique. You'll learn to play in the style of Paco de Lucia, Sabicas, Niño Ricardo and Ramón Montoya. Lessons cover: strumming, picking and percussive techniques; arpeggios; improvisation; fingernail tips; capos; and much more. Includes flamenco history and a glossary, and both standard notation and tab. The book also includes online access to 58 professionally recorded tracks for demonstration and play-along. MORE»
Learn to play rhythm and lead rock guitar with the step-by-step lessons and 70 great rock songs in this book with online audio! The Hal Leonard Rock Guitar Method is your complete guide to learning rock guitar. This book uses real rock songs – no corny rock arrangements of nursery rhymes here! – to teach you the basics of rhythm and lead rock guitar in the style of Eric Clapton, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and many others. Lessons include power chords, riffs, scales, licks, string bending, vibrato, hammer-ons and pull-offs, and slides, to name a few. Each chapter concludes with a jam session, which enables you to jam along to such rock classics as: Wild Thing • Crossroads • Takin' Care of Business • and more. Online audio is accessed using the unique code in each book and includes PLAYBACK+ features such as tempo adjustment and looping capabilities. MORE»
Book 3 covers: the major, minor, pentatonic and chromatic scales, sixteenth notes; barre chords; drop D tuning; movable scales; notes in fifth position; slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs and string bends; chord construction; gear; great songs, riffs & examples; and more! The online audio includes 60 full-band tracks for demonstration or play-along. MORE»
Improve your command of the guitar by mastering the essential scales and their fingerings. This reference will help you play scales up, down and across the fingerboard, in all keys. You will learn multiple scale fingering options to suit different musical contexts. Practice exercises will help you build your muscle memory as you play different fingering patterns across the strings, and then expand them to three octaves. Graphical illustrations, exercises, and etudes will help reinforce all the most useful scale types. Traditional notation and tablature are included. MORE»
This intense metal method teaches you the elements of lead guitar technique with an easy to understand, player-oriented approach. The metal concepts, theory, and musical principles are all applied to real metal licks, runs and full compositions. Learn at your own pace through 12 fully transcribed heavy metal solos from simple to truly terrifying! “One of the most thorough” and “one of the best rock series currently available” - Guitar Player magazine. Music and examples demonstrated through the online audio available using the unique code printed in the book. MORE»