Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1: Book/CD Pack

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  1. Guitar Player "Retired USCG" says:
    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Geezer learns guitar… me…, November 15, 2009
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    Guitar Player “Retired USCG” (Northshore of Lake Superior in MN.) –
    This review is from: Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1: Book/CD Pack (Paperback)

    As a geezer let me tell you that i HAVE learned to play
    my new Les Paul electric guitar using this series of
    lesson books….books 1 through 3 & the BLUES book as well.

    Book 1, will get you really reading sheet music and
    playing it. Mission accomplished.

    I wish I would have learned guitar about 5 or 6 decades ago.
    It is fun!

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  2. A. Parsa says:
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    not the method you will learn guitar on!, March 28, 2010
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    A. Parsa (California, USA) –
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    This review is from: Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1: Book/CD Pack (Paperback)

    I have just finished the second book and it was not before I started using some online methods that I figured out how terrible this book is in teaching you the chords! The book introduces the chords incrementally in linking other lessons but it fails to describe the process of improving your chord changes and how proficient you need to be before tender on to the next lessons. I wouldn’t use this method if I was going to start again.

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  3. Nick Roseth says:
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Most likely, Simple, Well Paced, and Clear, July 6, 2010
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    Nick Roseth (Westminster, CO) –
    This review is from: Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1: Book/CD Pack (Paperback)

    As a secondary music educator, I judge this book is a GREAT book for people who want to learn how to play guitar (especially for those who have no musical training at all). Pedagogically the method is most likely, simple, well paced, and clear. Each string is introduced one at a time and new exercises effectively combine and utilize skills previous taught. While many method books throw tons of initially irrelevant information at you from the start, this book only introduces and teaches what is necessary to properly play the material. TAB is introduced later in the series, but the first book requires students to learn traditional notation (i.e. note and rhythm reading).

    Some previous reviewers call the exercises in this book “ancient” or “outdated,” but majority of the material are familiar folk songs. Folk songs are generally… ancient. Ode to Joy, Greensleeves, Yankee Doodle, Star Spangled Banner, etc., are the types of tunes you will find in this book.

    For those of you who wish to supplement your studies with some “pop” music, Hal Leonard publishes a book free “Simple Pop Melodies” for guitar which has some honestly satisfying material.

    As with any student/method book combination, this book may not be right for some students who force require a different method of instruction, but I judge this book is wonderful for most beginning students.

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