Hal Leonard Guitar Method: Complete Edition (Book/Online Audio)

Books and CDs | Guitar

Publisher: Hal Leonard
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor

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 it also reflects some of the best guitar teaching ideas from around the world. This complete edition contains books 1, 2, and 3 bound together in one easy-to-use volume.

Book 1 includes:

  • Tuning; playing position; musical symbols; notes in first position; C, G, G7, D, D7, A7, and Em chords; rhythms through eighth notes; strumming and picking; 100 great songs, riffs, and examples; the online audio features 47 full-band tracks for demonstration.

    Book 2 includes

  • Am, Dm, A, E, F, and B7 Chords; power chords; fingerstyle chords; syncopations, dotted rhythms, and triplets; carter style solos; bass runs; pentatonic; improvising; tablature; 92 great songs, riffs and examples; notes in first and second position; the online audio features 57 full-band tracks for demonstration or play along

    Book 3 includes

  • The major, minor, pentatonic, and chromatic scales; sixteenth notes; barre chords; travis picking; drop d tuning; movable scales; notes in fifth position; slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and string bends; chord construction; gear; definitions for special guitar notation; 89 great songs, riffs and examples; the online audio features 60 full-band tracks for demonstration or play along.


ISBN: 9780634047015
Skill Level: Beginner Explain this
Published on: 11 March 2004
No of pages: 144
Language: English
Catalogue No: HL00697342

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              Torquay GB Retired - refreshing my
              Very clear, nice progression of easy to more complicated. Offers tasters of multiple styles. Some good technical reference elements.
              Majority of the practice songs are American, so not so ideal for a uk learner.
              Confirmed purchase: 14 May 2018
              Published on: 28 May 2018

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              Bathgate GB
              Clear, easy to read and can go back to review progress
              None that I have come across
              Confirmed purchase: 31 March 2014
              Published on: 21 June 2014

              Musicroom Reviews

              If you want to learn fingerstyle, classic and strumming without a teacher then this book is the right choice. Now I'm a master in fingerstyle and music reading.
              Anonymous - (Chennai, India)
              My guitar teacher recommended this book. It is a great way to learn the notes on each string. Taking you through one string at a time, adding more notes in each piece you play.
              Anonymous - (Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)
              L'étude des 6 cordes de la guitare avec avec les correspondances en solfège en fait une méthode très progressive. Les morceaux d'application sont bien adaptés et bien choisis (pas beaucoup de musique française, mais n'oublions pas que c'est une méthode américaine). Une bonne méthode pour débuter ou remédier aux lacunes de son jeu. Il n'est jamais inutile de revoir les bases et les fondamentaux du jeu guitaristique.
              Anonymous - (vaulx en velin, France)
              Very swift delivery at Christmas time. Daughter only been playing for about 6 hours, but able to play a piece within ten minutes from the book. She is very pleased with it. Would recommend book and company.
              Anonymous - (Rushden, United Kingdom)
              Good comprehensive method takes one from complete beginner and is all in one book.
              Anonymous - (Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom)
              Très bonne méthode avec un démarrage très progressif qui donne envie de jouer. La méthode se fait en trois mois à raison d'une bonne heure par jour. Deux bémoles ;) cependant: - les morceaux qui existent avec deux tempi sont associés sur une seule piste et il est malaisé d'utiliser qu'une version à la fois. - Le troisième livret n'est plus progressif et aborde les techniques pêle-mèle. En conclusion, un bon rapport qualité-prix pour passer du niveau débutant à facile/intermédiaire.
              Anonymous - (France)
              An excellent book, the best actually, for teachers who have beginners and wish to introduce them to Rock and Pop music without losing sight of the reading and other classical essence. The method is clear, the tunes perfect (slow and fast versions)and anyone from age 8-20 will love this book. I already have bought around thirty! Highly recommended.
              Anonymous - (London, United Kingdom)