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Home > Books, Sheet Music & Media > Performance Instruction > Method & Instruction Books > Guitar Methods > Beginner Guitar Method Books > Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method Expanded Edition Vol. 1-7 Book/CD Package

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A complete package of all seven of the expanded versions of Mel Bay's Modern Guitar Method.

  • Modern Guitar Method Grade 1, Expanded Edition:
    Expands entire content of the original
    Doubles the amount of study and solo material
    Spiral-bound for durability and reading convenience
    Provides an incredibly solid foundation for any guitar student

    Modern Guitar Method Grade 2, Expanded Edition:
    Additional new music for every concept taught
    Picking studies in 8 keys
    New solos in diverse styles
    Begins study of position playing
    Carefully graded to move at a user-friendly pace
    Unmatched in comprehensiveness'
    Each book includes 2 CDs
Product Details

Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method Expanded Edition Vol. 1-7 Book/CD Package

The Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method Grade 1, Expanded Edition authored by Mel Bay and William Bay. The guitar instruction series provides valuable enhancement to the world's most popular guitar method book. This comprehensive, spiral-bound volume doubles the number of studies and solos presented in the original edition. Every new concept is reinforced by numerous pages of fresh study material. In addition, every note contained in the original Modern Guitar Method Grade 1 is included and supported by additional playing material.

Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method Grade 2, Expanded Edition:
Authored by Mel Bay and William Bay, this book is an extended version of the famed Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method Grade 2 that adds new, carefully graded playing material for every concept taught. Solos are presented in various styles. A special feature is the addition of in-depth picking studies in the keys of C, Am, G, Em, F, Dm, D, and Bm. Additional studies are contained in second position and in 6/8 time. In short, if you really want to learn to play great guitar, this is the method. It is unmatched in its thoroughness in teaching important guitar concepts.

Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method Grade 3, Expanded Edition:
Authored by Mel Bay and William Bay, this book is an extended version of the acclaimed Modern Guitar Method Grade 3 that contains outstanding solos, etudes, chord melody studies, scale studies, and duets in the keys of A, F#m, G, D, Em, Bm, F, Dm, Bb, Gm, Eb, Cm, Ab, and Fm. In addition, 2nd and 3rd positions are thoroughly explored. Every concept in the original has been expanded with ample playing material. Completion of this text will assure that the guitar student is well on their way to becoming an accomplished guitarist.

Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method Grade 4, Expanded Edition:
Authored by Mel Bay and William Bay, this book is a comprehensive text filled with solos, technique and scale studies, plus duets and chord etudes designed to develop familiarity and skill playing in the higher positions on the guitar fingerboard. Fourth position is studied utilizing the keys of E, A, C#m, and D. Fifth position studies are in F, Dm, C, Am, Bb, and Eb. Seventh position is developed with studies and solos in the keys of C, G, Em, Bm, F, Dm, D, and Gm. Finally, the 9th position is presented using the key of A Major.

Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method Grade 5, Expanded Edition:
Authored by Mel Bay and William Bay, this book contains studies, chord melody solos, chord studies, quartal harmony etudes, triad studies and duets in the keys of C, Am, G, Em, F, Dm, D, Bm, Bb and Gm. Presents a comprehensive listing of chords found in each key. For each key, etudes are presented in 4 different positions. Companion recordings are included. One of the most comprehensive approaches to contemporary guitar mastery available.

Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method Grade 6, Expanded Edition:
Authored by Mel Bay and William Bay, this book contains studies, chord melody solos, chord studies, quartal harmony etudes, triad studies, and duets in the keys of A, F#m, Eb, Cm, E, C#m, Ab, and Fm. Presents a comprehensive listing of chords found in each key. For each key, etudes are presented in 4 different positions. One of the most comprehensive approaches to contemporary guitar mastery available. Companion recordings are included.

Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method Grade 7, Expanded Edition:
Authored by Mel Bay and William Bay, this book contains studies, chord melody solos, chord studies, quartal harmony etudes, triad studies, and duets in the keys of B, G#m, Db, Bbm, Gb, and Ebm. Presents a comprehensive listing of chords found in each key. For each key, etudes are presented in four different positions. One of the most comprehensive approach to contemporary guitar mastery available. Companion recordings are included.

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  • Modern Guitar Method Grade 1, Expanded Edition:
    Authors: Mel Bay and William Bay
    Level: beginning
    Number of pages: 88
    Book dimensions: 11-3/4" H x 8-3/4" W
    Date published: 8/26/2008
    Series: Modern Guitar Method
    Manufacturer's product number: 93200EBCD
    ISBN: 0786650206
    ISBN13: 9780786650200

    Modern Guitar Method Grade 2, Expanded Edition:
    Authors: Mel Bay and William Bay
    Level: beginning to intermediate
    Number of pages: 88
    Book dimensions: 11-3/4" H x 8-3/4" W
    Date published: 1/11/2006
    Series: Modern Guitar Method
    Manufacturer's product number: 93201EBCD
    ISBN: 0786674334
    ISBN13: 9780786674336

    Modern Guitar Method Grade 3, Expanded Edition:
    Authors: Mel Bay and William Bay
    Level: intermediate
    Number of pages: 96
    Book dimensions: 11-3/4" H x 8-3/4" W
    Date published: 4/24/2006
    Series: Modern Guitar Method
    Manufacturer's product number: 93202EBCD
    ISBN: 0786675454
    ISBN13: 9780786675456

    Modern Guitar Method Grade 4, Expanded Edition:
    Authors: Mel Bay and William Bay
    Level: intermediate to advanced
    Number of pages: 96
    Book dimensions: 11-3/4" H x 8-3/4" W
    Date published: 2/19/2007
    Series: Modern Guitar Method
    Manufacturer's product number: 93203EBCD
    ISBN: 0786675489
    ISBN13: 9780786675487

    Modern Guitar Method Grade 4, Expanded Edition:
    Authors: Mel Bay and William Bay
    Level: intermediate to advanced
    Number of pages: 104
    Book dimensions: 11-3/4" H x 8-3/4" W
    Date published: 1/16/2008
    Series: Modern Guitar Method
    Manufacturer's product number: 93204EBCD
    ISBN: 078667766X
    ISBN13: 9780786677665

    Modern Guitar Method Grade 5, Expanded Edition:
    Authors: Mel Bay and William Bay
    Level: intermediate to advanced
    Number of pages: 104
    Book dimensions: 11-3/4" H x 8-3/4" W
    Date published: 1/16/2008
    Series: Modern Guitar Method
    Manufacturer's product number: 93204EBCD
    ISBN: 078667766X
    ISBN13: 9780786677665

    Modern Guitar Method Grade 6, Expanded Edition:
    Authors: Mel Bay and William Bay
    Level: advanced
    Number of pages: 100
    Book dimensions: 11-3/4" H x 8-3/4" W
    Date published: 8/26/2008
    Series: Modern Guitar Method
    Manufacturer's product number: 93205EBCD
    ISBN: 0786677600
    ISBN13: 9780786677603

    Modern Guitar Method Grade 7, Expanded Edition:
    Authors: Mel Bay and William Bay
    Level: advanced
    Number of pages: 104
    Book dimensions: 11-3/4" H x 8-3/4" W
    Date published: 1/21/2010
    Series: Modern Guitar Method
    Manufacturer's product number: 93206EBCD
    ISBN: 0786676434
    ISBN13: 9780786676439
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