Mel Bay: 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.


Contents and Reviews

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
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
Ledger Lines
Notes on the A String

Whole Notes
Half Notes
Quarter Notes

Buffalo Gals
Dotted Quarter Notes
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
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
The Blue Bells of Scotland
Chords in the Key of C Major
Accompaniment Styles
Alternate Basses
In Three-Four Time
Long, Long Ago
A Daily Scale Study
The Sharp
The Flat
The Natural
Running Around
Home, Home, Can I Forget Thee
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
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
Night Song
A Chord Review Lament
Sor's Waltz
Bluegrass Waltz
Running Thirds in G
A Little Bit of Hanon
Southern Fried
Certificate of Completion