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Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1 (Book/Online Audio) Standard


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Hal Leonard's Guitar Method Book 1 is the ideal way for beginners to start learning guitar. This time-tested method provides a comprehensive introduction to guitar in an easy-to-follow format. Students will learn proper hand positioning, tuning, chords, strumming, and simple solos to play popular songs right away. The included online audio features recordings of all exercises in the book, allowing students to hear the examples before playing them. With a focus on fundamentals and fun, Guitar Method Book 1 inspires a love of music in guitarists of all skill levels.

Learn Proper Technique and Essential Skills
Guitar Method Book 1 starts from the very beginning, teaching students correct hand positioning, tuning, and simple chords. Once the fundamentals are grasped, the book introduces simple strumming patterns and melodies so students can start playing songs immediately. The step-by-step lessons ensure students build skills progressively while having fun along the way.

Play Popular Songs Right Away
There's no need to trudge through exercises for weeks before playing an actual song. Guitar Method Book 1 includes simplified versions of popular songs like "Amazing Grace," "Greensleeves," and "When the Saints Go Marching In". Students can apply their new skills by playing the songs chords and strumming patterns, fostering a sense of accomplishment.

Access Audio Examples for At Home Practice
The included online audio component is a valuable supplement for at-home practice. Students can listen to recordings of all exercises in the book, then play along to help reinforce proper technique and timing. The audio examples also provide motivation for students to advance through the book.

A Trusted Method for Guitar Instructors
Guitar instructors worldwide prefer the Guitar Method series for its educational value and ability to engauge students. The method's step-by-step approach gives students a comprehensive foundation in guitar skills while keeping lessons fun and rewarding. For an introduction to guitar that inspires a lifelong appreciation of music.


  • Songs include:
  • Amazing Grace
  • Greensleeves
  • When the Saints Go Marching In
  • 9" x 12"
  • 48 pages