Mel Bay: Modern Guitar Method Book 1

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Shop Product Code: 004766A
Modern Guitar Method Book 1

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Department: Tutor Methods - Guitar

Publisher: Mel Bay

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The world's premier method for learning modern plectrum style guitar, time-tested and proven successful in building the theoretic and technical foundation needed to play in any style. All seven grades of this method are written in standard notation only to encourage better sight reading. In Grade 1, the student guitarist will learn to play solos, duets, scales, and chords in the keys of C, A minor, G and E minor. Even in Grade 1, the student is already exposed to the chord/melody concept of guitar performance.

A supplementary study book entitled Grade 1 Studies, two different play-along CD recordings (pop version and traditional), and a DVD are available. The companion recordings feature Tommy Flint and William Bay playing in split-track format, with the solo parts performed on the right channel, and the accompaniment or second duet parts played on the left. The student can play along with the full recording, or tune out either channel and play the missing part.
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Contents

How to Hold the Guitar& Pick Tuning the Guitar The Rudiments of Music Notes & Types of Notes Rests & The Time Signature Notes on the E String Whole Notes Half Notes Quarter Notes 1st String Etude Etude No. 2 The Mixmaster Notes on the B String Whole Notes Half Notes Quarter Notes Three-Four Time & Dotted Half Notes The Merry Men Frolic E-B Notes on the G String Study on the Third String Sparkling Stella Aura Lee Pick-Up Notes Red River Valley The Tie Psalm 100 When the Saints Go Marchin' In Notes on the D String Whole Notes Half Notes Quarter Notes Cockles and Mussels The Eighth Note Eighth-Note Studies Amazing Grace Tenting Tonight Melancholy Ledger Lines Notes on the A String Whole Notes Half Notes Quarter Notes Buffalo Gals Chester Dotted Quarter Notes Kum-Ba-Ya Michael, Row the Boat Ashore Notes on the E String Whole Notes Half Notes Quarter Notes Introducing the A Note Minor Melody Hitting on All Six A Word About Duets Our First Duet The Repeater Chords The Chord Waltz The Builder Small Chord Etude Four-String Chord Study Follow the Leader Bass Solos with Chord Accompaniment Gliding Along The Key of C, The C Scale Shenandoah The Blue Bells of Scotland Chords in the Key of C Major Accompaniment Styles Alternate Basses In Three-Four Time Long, Long Ago Steps A Daily Scale Study Chromatics The Sharp The Flat The Natural Running Around Home, Home, Can I Forget Thee Tempo Playtime The Key of A Minor Chords in the Key of A Minor Accompaniment Styles in A Minor A Daily Scale Study in A Minor Wayfarin' Stranger First and Second Endings Cradle Song (Johannes Brahms) Words Indicating Variations of Tempo Billy’s Duet Another Daily Scale Study in A Minor The Up Stroke A Visit to the Relatives Careless Love Song without Words Terry's Tune The Key of G In the Evening by the Moonlight A Daily Drill Chords in the Key of G Accompaniment Styles in the Key of G Etude The Old Mill A Scale Study A Serenade Austrian Hymn Home on the Range The Little Prince Carry Me Back to Old Virginny The Key of E Minor The Chords in the Key of E Minor Accompaniment Styles in the Key of E Minor Morning Song Cindy Night Song A Chord Review Lament Maytime Tone Rondo Sor's Waltz Bluegrass Waltz Running Thirds in G A Little Bit of Hanon Southern Fried Certificate of Completion