Take your guitar playing to a new level with Essential Elements. These lessons will get beginning guitarists off to a great start. With the time-test...Click To Read More About This Product
A comprehensive guitar method guide.
Take your guitar playing to a new level with Essential Elements. These lessons will get beginning guitarists off to a great start. With the time-tested classroom teaching methods of Will Schmid and Bob Morris, popular songs in a variety of styles, quality demonstration and backing tracks that can be accessed online, this method is designed to meet the National Standards for Music Education. Features include cross-curricular music activities, quizzes, multicultural songs, basic improvisation and more. Concepts covered in Book 1 include: getting started; basic music theory; guitar chords; notes on each string; music history; ensemble playing; performance spotlights; and much more! Songs used in Book 1 include such hits as "Dust in the Wind," "Eleanor Rigby," "Every Breath You Take," "Hey Jude," "Hound Dog," "Let It Be," "Ode to Joy," "Rock Around the Clock," "Stand By Me," "Surfin' USA," "Sweet Home Chicago," "This Land Is Your Land," "You Really Got Me," and more!
Hal Leonard's top-selling comprehensive method for guitar is sure to become a staple tool for guitar teachers everywhere!
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Comments about Hal Leonard Essential Elements for Guitar, Book 1 (Book and Online Audio):
I ordered this book as a music educator because the current guitar method books I have just aren't doing the job for my students. A colleague had recommended Essential Elements and at first I was a bit hesitant (I don't use these books for my band classes because I don't like the structure). I feel that this method book moves at a good pace and I can supplement as needed (example: it starts with a very simplified version of a C chord - my more capable students are just starting out with the regular C chord and I'm supplementing with some basic music theory for all students). The use of world music in the book is great as well.
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