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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. 2 Book/2 CD Set

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Product Overview

An expanded version of Mel Bay's Modern Guitar Method full of in-depth studies on finger picking, various time signatures, guitar soloing, and more.

  • Additional new music for every concept taught
    Guitar finger-picking studies in 8 keys
    Guitar solos in diverse styles
    Begins study of position playing
    Carefully graded to move at a user-friendly pace
    Unmatched in comprehensiveness

    Instructional contents:
    Tuning:
    The notes on the first string:
    Scale of C major
    A rhythm review

    Alternate picking:
    Key of C review - etude
    Key of C picking studies 1 thru 9
    Leap frog
    Bull Durham
    Frolic
    Frog junction
    Catawissa blues

    Key of A minor review:
    Picking studies 1 thru 12
    Prelude in C/Am
    C/Am etude
    Old pail
    Kuranda
    Senorita
    Noctume
    Valse
    Russian dance

    Key of G review:
    Picking studies 1 thru 8
    Trekking
    Lavender waltz
    The gauchos
    Poinsettia

    How to count triplets:
    Tarantella
    A triple play
    Triple duet
    Barcelona
    Far from home
    The teetotaller's reel

    E minor review:
    Picking studies 1 thru 4
    Excursion
    Jazz etude
    Forest trail
    Brighton waltz
    Razorback
    The hope
    Wade in the water
    Coldwater creek

    The key of F:
    A daily study
    March majestic
    Key of f picking studies 1 thru 13
    Chords in the key of F
    Melody in F
    Musical terms
    I love thee
    Fargo
    Silverheel's shuffle
    Intervals
    A daily study in F
    The carousel
    The recital
    Triplet etude
    Happy farmer
    Bubba's bounce
    Soulard

    The key of D minor:
    D minor scales
    Etude in Dm
    Key of D picking studies 1 thru 11
    Chords in the key of D minor
    Balkan moon
    Finger gymnastics
    Duet in Dm
    Andante
    March slav
    Invention in Dm
    Bucharest
    The notes on the second string
    An exercise in thirds
    Song in Dm
    Swing low sweet chariot
    Valse in Dm
    The rights of man

    The major chord
    3rds in the key of F
    Juanita
    Delores
    Romance
    Trail ridge
    Manitou
    Mesa verde
    Where you there?
    Now the day is over
    Sonatina

    The key of D major:
    The D major scale
    Chords in the key of D major
    Key of D picking studies 1 thru 14
    Rondo
    Kirkwood klucker
    Hometown waltz
    The D scale in two octaves
    Exercise
    Cielito lindo
    2nd position, etude #1
    He's got the whole world in his hands
    Turkey in the straw
    Soldier's joy
    Cascades
    D boogie
    Etude
    Freefall
    Thirds in the key of D
    Drink to me only with thine eyes
    Caprice

    Sixteenth notes:
    A speed study in D
    Brunswick stew
    The clock
    Drowsy Maggie
    Bennett's reel
    Minuet in D

    The key of B minor:
    The B minor scales
    Etude in Bm
    Aura lee
    Key of B minor picking studies 1 thru 4
    Voyage
    Quiet thoughts
    The chords in the key of b minor
    Waltz in Bm
    Duet in Bm
    Fifth avenue swing
    Midnight flight

    The technical names of the chords:
    Six-eight time
    The Irish washerwomen
    6/8 picking studies 1 thru 11
    Dublin dance
    Swallowtail jig
    Territory ahead
    Minuet

    Three-eight time:
    A Spanish dance
    Prelude
    Etude
    The plectrum waltz
    Skipping along
    Coronado

    Dotted eighth note:
    Country gardens
    Logan's bluff
    Blessed quietness
    Harvest moon strathespy
    Alastair's lament
    Brighton beach
    Days of 'lang syng
Product Details

Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method Expanded Edition Vol. 2 Book/2 CD Set

Modern Guitar Method Grade 2, Expanded Edition authored by Mel Bay and William Bay is an extended version of the famed Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method that adds carefully graded playing material for every concept taught in each guitar tutorial. Learn guitar solos presented in various styles. A special feature of Modern Guitar Method Grade 2, Expanded Edition is the addition of in-depth finger picking lessons 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 guitar really well, this is the method. The guitar lessons are unmatched in their thoroughness in teaching important guitar concepts.

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  • 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
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