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Hal Leonard Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar Boxed DVD/CD Set Legacy Of Learning Series

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Winner of Acoustic Guitar Magazine Players' Choice Award in 2008, two Telly Awards and an AEGIS Award for Excellence in Education, Learn & Master...Click To Read More About This Product

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Combining the best instructional tools for learning guitar in one course.

Winner of Acoustic Guitar Magazine Players' Choice Award in 2008, two Telly Awards and an AEGIS Award for Excellence in Education, Learn & Master Guitar is widely recognized as one of the best home instruction course for learning guitar available anywhere. It consists of 10 professionally produced DVDs, five Jam-Along CDs, a 100+ page lesson book, and a free online student support site. It is an all-in-one instructional package that'll give you an incredible start on your journey toward mastery of the guitar.

Author Steve Krenz is an accomplished session player and instructor whose teaching accolades include an Acoustic Guitar Magazine Players' Choice Award for Best Instructional Material. His 20+ years of professional experience includes playing guitar with Grammy-winning artists Donna Summer, Bryan White, Michael W. Smith, Isreal Houghton, and the Fifth Dimension. .

FEATURES
10 professionally filmed DVDs with over 40 hours of instruction
5 Jam-Along CDs
100+ page lesson book
Unlimited access to the online student support site
Total running time: 19.25 hours
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Hal LeonardGibson's Learn & Master Guitar Boxed DVD/CD Set Legacy Of Learning Series
 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to follow (12)
  • Improves musicianship (10)
  • Improves technique (9)
  • Challenging (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Learning to play (11)
  • Improving skills (10)
  • Music lessons (10)
  • Specific techniques (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (8), Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

WAY ABOVE EXPECTATIONS!!!

I am new to the guitar but have quite a bit of experience as a vocalist so I'm familiar with music. I'm only on lesson 2 (of 20) and this program far exceeds...Read complete review

I am new to the guitar but have quite a bit of experience as a vocalist so I'm familiar with music. I'm only on lesson 2 (of 20) and this program far exceeds my expectations. This is NOT just a program to learn a few chords and think you're a rock star; this is a professional, I'm-paying-money-for-actual-lessons program. Music theory is included throughout so you truly become a musician, not just a string picker. By the end of the course you not only know how to play, you understand what makes different sounds work together, how to build your own chords or determine what chord to use for a particular song. While you DO learn a lot of chords and playing styles, you also get plenty of exercises to build dexterity, finger strength and confidence. It takes hours of practice each week (beyond the actual lesson), and I'm hoping to keep up just doing one lesson a week. Steve Krenz is a talented musician who explains the concepts very clearly so it's easy to understand; not only will you be a much better guitar player, you might be amazed how much musical understanding you gain along the way!

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Gibsons learn and master guitar

Love the cd's that are in sleeved pockets and the box is felt lined like a good guitar box comes with extra sleeves for added cd's the book has all the lessons and there is...Read complete review

Love the cd's that are in sleeved pockets and the box is felt lined like a good guitar box comes with extra sleeves for added cd's the book has all the lessons and there is a resource area online so much to offer for the price excellent program.
I've tried so many diferent types of learning to play guitar books and havent gotten as far as I could. But Gidsons learn and master guitar with Steve Krentz is fantastic I am actually learning and going farther than I've ever been its an excellent course and I recommend it to anyone that is serious about learning guitar from the bottom up to the top, Excellent course..
love the quality of this product
excellent value for what it teaches

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(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Learn and Master Guitar

By Dave Smith

from Undisclosed

Comments about Hal Leonard Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar Boxed DVD/CD Set Legacy Of Learning Series:

Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar with Steve Krenz. This is an exceptionally easy learning system for me. I tried the classroom route at the community college, and while did pick up some fundamentals, I really didn't progress well with the guitar playing. This course has changed all of that. I can work at my own speed, I can go back and review the DVD's, if necessary and the lesson book provides the exercises I need to gain proficiency. The only drawback I have noticed, so far, (I'm only on lesson 2) is a printing/editing error on page 12. On exercise 3, at the bottom of the page, the tabulation in my book is incorrect to the musical notes that they accompany. Since I was able to read music a little bit, this jumped out at me. A printed errata sheet or a new printed addition would be good for future customers.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WAY ABOVE EXPECTATIONS!!!

By Leftie

from Indianapolis

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Challenging
  • Easy To Follow
  • Improves Musicianship
  • Improves Technique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Improving Skills
    • Learning To Play
    • Music Lessons
    • Specific Techniques

    Comments about Hal Leonard Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar Boxed DVD/CD Set Legacy Of Learning Series:

    I am new to the guitar but have quite a bit of experience as a vocalist so I'm familiar with music. I'm only on lesson 2 (of 20) and this program far exceeds my expectations. This is NOT just a program to learn a few chords and think you're a rock star; this is a professional, I'm-paying-money-for-actual-lessons program. Music theory is included throughout so you truly become a musician, not just a string picker. By the end of the course you not only know how to play, you understand what makes different sounds work together, how to build your own chords or determine what chord to use for a particular song. While you DO learn a lot of chords and playing styles, you also get plenty of exercises to build dexterity, finger strength and confidence. It takes hours of practice each week (beyond the actual lesson), and I'm hoping to keep up just doing one lesson a week. Steve Krenz is a talented musician who explains the concepts very clearly so it's easy to understand; not only will you be a much better guitar player, you might be amazed how much musical understanding you gain along the way!

    (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Learning guitar finally

    By Richard Carew

    from Phoenix, AZ

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    Comments about Hal Leonard Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar Boxed DVD/CD Set Legacy Of Learning Series:

    I have been playing guitar for over 40 years on and off. My guitar playing plateaued long ago after writing my own songs. I say writing but they are just in my head. I can teach them to you but I can't tell you about the music. This course is teaching me to tell about the music. I always wanted to know how to read music. After just a few weeks I can sight read for the first, third, fifth and seventh position. Of course I extrapolate on the ideas I am taught because despite starting at the beginning I am still an advanced player. This course lends itself well to the advanced player.
    This course offers an excellent musical education. Ive been playing for more than 40 years and am only now learning to read music. This course is teaching an old dog some new tricks!
    This course covers it all. It covers all of the knowlege needed to read and understand music.
    The course gives you a priceless ability to read and understand music. I can't begin to tell you how much it means to be able to look at a piece of music and know what it's telling.

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Superb training tool!!

    By Pascal_h

    from Virginia

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    Pros

    • Challenging
    • Easy To Follow
    • Improves Musicianship
    • Improves Technique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Improving Skills
      • Learning To Play
      • Music Lessons
      • Specific Techniques

      Comments about Hal Leonard Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar Boxed DVD/CD Set Legacy Of Learning Series:

      The topics covered can easily allow a complete novice to get up to the level of competent player in about 6-8 months, depending on the individual. Inside of the first month, you will learn to read music in first position, and you'll continuously learn music theory. At about the half-way through point, you'll learn finger-picking techniques, then move on through different genres. I had several years of lessons and studied music seriously for 2 years, and this really solidifies a lot of concepts for me and very clearly explains the basics which I never fully grasped. What's also nice is that there are additional bonus videos which explain some of the Gibson history and manufacturing techniques, so that as you learn to play you get exposure to some other guitar knowledge as well. All in all, for the money, it's the best organized and produced video training tool I've seen in over 20 years of playing. I bought this to help me become a better teacher, and I will gladly recommend it to anyone I teach!

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Exelent Learning System

      By LarryT

      from Klamath River, CA

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      Pros

      • Challenging
      • Easy To Follow

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Learning To Play
        • Music Lessons

        Comments about Hal Leonard Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar Boxed DVD/CD Set Legacy Of Learning Series:

        I am an old guy who always wanted to play a guitar and these lessons are great. Easy to follow and if I can learn from them, anyone can.

        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great series

        By Redpunk

        from Watertown Mn

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        Comments about Hal Leonard Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar Boxed DVD/CD Set Legacy Of Learning Series:

        Im only on the second lesson but I have already learned more then with my 6 months of lessons with my teacher. Lots of explanations, and practices to get you up and going. I love it. I would recommend this to anyone that is serious about learning guitar.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic Course

        By Mark

        from Saint Paul, MN

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Challenging
        • Easy To Follow
        • Improves Musicianship
        • Improves Technique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Improving Skills
          • Learning To Play
          • Specific Techniques

          Comments about Hal Leonard Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar Boxed DVD/CD Set Legacy Of Learning Series:

          If someone told me they wanted to get started on Guitar, I would absolutely recommend this course to them. I've owned the course for several years and continually find myself referring back to it. The course includes a book, many hours of lessons on DVD, CDs with backing tracks (an invaluable practice tool), and their website has an active forum where you can discuss the material with others and the teacher actually reads and replies. There's also a "Bonus Resources" package that goes along with this - it expands the lessons further and provides more depth with everything. I think the Bonus pack is well worth it. You can be a total beginner and use this course, and if you stick with it - you'll be a pretty decent player by the end. You have to put in the hours, there are no shortcuts, but this course is everything you need to get started.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Learning Alot

          By otalli

          from Brackettville, Texas

          About Me Novice

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          Pros

          • Challenging
          • Easy To Follow
          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Musicianship
          • Improves Technique
          • Learning Alot
          • Price

          Cons

          • NONE

          Best Uses

          • Improving Skills
          • Music Lessons
          • Specific Techniques

          Comments about Hal Leonard Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar Boxed DVD/CD Set Legacy Of Learning Series:

          I can read music now...learning alot.

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome

          By GibsonLesPaul56

          from Washington DC

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          Pros

          • Challenging
          • Easy To Follow
          • Improves Musicianship
          • Improves Technique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Improving Skills
            • Learning To Play
            • Music Lessons
            • Specific Techniques

            Comments about Hal Leonard Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar Boxed DVD/CD Set Legacy Of Learning Series:

            This is the best Guitar instruction course for learning without a teacher. I would recommend also getting the bonus DVDs, but if you don't you can download the Bonus Resource lesson book online for free. It may seem pricey, but a teacher charges 20-30 an hour, and this comes with over 40 hours DVD instruction, so it is worth it.

            (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Gibsons learn and master guitar

            By Craig Brown

            from New Jersey

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            Comments about Hal Leonard Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar Boxed DVD/CD Set Legacy Of Learning Series:

            Love the cd's that are in sleeved pockets and the box is felt lined like a good guitar box comes with extra sleeves for added cd's the book has all the lessons and there is a resource area online so much to offer for the price excellent program.
            I've tried so many diferent types of learning to play guitar books and havent gotten as far as I could. But Gidsons learn and master guitar with Steve Krentz is fantastic I am actually learning and going farther than I've ever been its an excellent course and I recommend it to anyone that is serious about learning guitar from the bottom up to the top, Excellent course..
            love the quality of this product
            excellent value for what it teaches

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Superior Instruction...

            By WhiteRaven

            from Meadow Lakes, Alaska

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Challenging
            • Easy To Follow
            • Improves Musicianship
            • Improves Technique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Improving Skills
              • Learning To Play
              • Music Lessons
              • Specific Techniques

              Comments about Hal Leonard Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar Boxed DVD/CD Set Legacy Of Learning Series:

              Excellent program for instruction and training...most excellent!

              (2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              its like taking private lessons

              By Lenny

              from Bradford,Pa.

              About Me Novice

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Follow
              • Improves Musicianship

              Cons

              • Difficult To Follow

              Best Uses

              • Improving Skills
              • Learning To Play
              • Music Lessons

              Comments about Hal Leonard Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar Boxed DVD/CD Set Legacy Of Learning Series:

              Steve is very patient& thorough. He explains the material in ample detail.

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent Learning Program

              By EvilMP

              from Buffalo, NY

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Follow
              • Improves Musicianship
              • Improves Technique

              Cons

              • NONE

              Best Uses

              • Improving Skills
              • Learning To Play
              • Music Lessons
              • Specific Techniques

              Comments about Hal Leonard Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar Boxed DVD/CD Set Legacy Of Learning Series:

              This is an outstanding program backed with the support of the learn & master forums. All the resources you can get from this program are invaluable to a guitar player. If your serious about learning to play the guitar this is the program for you!

              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Father & Son

              By Guitar Mortal

              from Hampton Roads, VA

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Follow

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Improving Skills
                • Learning To Play

                Comments about Hal Leonard Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar Boxed DVD/CD Set Legacy Of Learning Series:

                My son (10) and I (34) are working thru this course. So far only on lesson 1 but I like how it starts. The instructor plays on an acoustic and we own electrics, so no mention of how pickups work, etc in the first lesson. But I feel good about the purchase so far.

                 
                5.0

                GREAT !

                By MEL

                from NASHVILLE,TN

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Challenging
                • Easy To Follow
                • Improves Musicianship
                • Improves Technique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Learning To Play
                  • Music Lessons

                  Comments about Hal Leonard Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar Boxed DVD/CD Set Legacy Of Learning Series:

                  EASY TO FOLLOW,YOU HAVE TO WORK AT THE LESSONS, LEARNING MORE THAN A COUPLE GUITAR TEACHERS I HAVE HAD! NOT AS EXPENSIVE AS A TEACHERS! YOU HAVE TO WORK ON THE LESSONS THOUGH.

                   
                  4.0

                  Great Learning Tool

                  By Milt in New York

                  from Roslyn, New York

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Follow
                  • Improves Musicianship
                  • Improves Technique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Improving Skills
                    • Learning To Play
                    • Music Lessons
                    • Specific Techniques

                    Comments about Hal Leonard Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar Boxed DVD/CD Set Legacy Of Learning Series:

                    It is easy to follow and becomes progressively more intense as you get deeper into the program. Steve Krenz is an excellent, patient and very understanding teacher. If you're committed to learn to play guitar this is a great course. And, it pays to start here rather than search for the inexpensive Learn to Play books that only take you so far and leave you with more questions than answers

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