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Hal Leonard Guitar Method Complete Edition (Book/CD)  

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  • 144 pages
  • Size: 9" x 12"
  • Composer: Greg Koch
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Volumes 1, 2, and 3 in one easy-to-use spiral-bound book plus 3 CDs!

The Hal Leonard Guitar Method is designed for anyone just starting to play acoustic or electric guitar. It is based on years of teaching guitar students of all ages, and reflects some of the best teaching ideas from around the world. This super-convenient Complete Edition features the new and improved method books 1, 2, and 3 spiral-bound together. CDs give blow-by-blow assistance from super-player and author Greg Koch.

Features
  • 144 pages
  • Size: 9" x 12"
  • Composer: Greg Koch
  • ISBN: 634047019

Tons of lessons with one of the world's hottest guitarists for the price of a single in-person session! Put it in the cart.

 
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Hal LeonardGuitar Method Complete Edition (Book/CD)
 
3.8

(based on 10 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Challenging (3)
  • Easy to follow (3)
  • Improves musicianship (3)
  • Improves technique (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Learning to play (3)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Simple Simon

    I used the three volumes and taught myself to play in no time. I have been playing for 15 months, and my friends, some that play, gig, and have taught guitar, think...Read complete review

    I used the three volumes and taught myself to play in no time. I have been playing for 15 months, and my friends, some that play, gig, and have taught guitar, think I have been formally schooled and been playing for years. Sorry music teachers, this is all anyone really needs. This and some dedication. Everything else can be found for free on the internet. Easy to follow, string by string guide and accompanying CD's to hear what it should sound like. Teaches using notes and tablature, and explains it all. Will this get you to sound like you should be on AMERICAN IDOL?, of course not, but it will give you the basics and the fundamental building blocks needed for all genres of music. I love the spiral binding, makes it easy to page back and forth, and you do not have to clip open your book. I took a point off because it should start with a lesson on fret board logic, and the CD's only cover the numbered songs. Also could use a few scale charts, but you can get these off the internet for free as well. That said, you cannot go wrong with this book. I taught my niece some songs using the first two strings in about 15 minutes, she never played before, and now has the bug. I have looked and tried several different books, and this one gets my vote.

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    Not for teaching yourself

    I bought this in order to learn acoustic guitar, but its so confusing and it does not explain things well enough. It does not explain anything about cleaning and care for your axe,...Read complete review

    I bought this in order to learn acoustic guitar, but its so confusing and it does not explain things well enough. It does not explain anything about cleaning and care for your axe, and accessories are absent except for a mention on guitar effects. I would reccomend the Learn Guitar Today by Hal Leonard.

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    4.0

    Great

    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 Guitar Method Complete Edition (Book/CD):

      Great. Well worth the money. I would recommend ALL Hal Leonard Guitar Method books and CDs.

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      5.0

      Just learning

      By Kathy

      from Bloomfield Hills, MI

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • A Great Teaching Book
      • Challenging
      • Clear And Concise
      • Easy To Follow
      • Improves Musicianship
      • Improves Technique

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Hal Leonard Guitar Method Complete Edition (Book/CD):

          With no guitar experience I was able to help my granddaughter learn the notes of the first 2 strings of her guitar, reading the music on the treble clef, and playing the simple songs in our first hour of instruction together. A great teaching book!!

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          5.0

          Good Method Book

          By dchurch376

          from Alexandria, VA

          About Me Professional Musician

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          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 Guitar Method Complete Edition (Book/CD):

            My student loves the method book. He is picking uptechnics alot faster useing the book.

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            It works for me

            By bobemagee

            from Lindenhurst, NY

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Challenging

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Learning To Play

              Comments about Hal Leonard Guitar Method Complete Edition (Book/CD):

              I kicked around playing guitar in college many years ago with only some tips from my accomplished, guitar playing college roomate. I never developed with the instrument. Many years later I knew I needed help if I was really going to learn how to play. Hal Leonard's book is certainly a challenge for me but it is paying off big-time. I'm learning so much on how to tune, play the guitar, and read music, all for the first time in my life. I found it a challenge at first, but as I discipline my mind and my fingers I am advancing far beyond what I knew in my college days. The book will help you if you match its complexity with an equal amount of determination. But once you learn the first few pages reading music and playing guitar becomes much easier and such a joy. It is a good book.

              Comment on this review

              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Very disappointed

              By vincent sorel

              from Maryland

              Comments about Hal Leonard Guitar Method Complete Edition (Book/CD):

              I bought this in order to learn and improve acoustic guitar, but its so confusing and it does not explain things well enough.
              not worth it

              Comment on this review

              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Simple Simon

              By the Teleman

              from Colorado Springs, Co

              Ask me a question

              Comments about Hal Leonard Guitar Method Complete Edition (Book/CD):

              I used the three volumes and taught myself to play in no time. I have been playing for 15 months, and my friends, some that play, gig, and have taught guitar, think I have been formally schooled and been playing for years. Sorry music teachers, this is all anyone really needs. This and some dedication. Everything else can be found for free on the internet. Easy to follow, string by string guide and accompanying CD's to hear what it should sound like. Teaches using notes and tablature, and explains it all. Will this get you to sound like you should be on AMERICAN IDOL?, of course not, but it will give you the basics and the fundamental building blocks needed for all genres of music. I love the spiral binding, makes it easy to page back and forth, and you do not have to clip open your book. I took a point off because it should start with a lesson on fret board logic, and the CD's only cover the numbered songs. Also could use a few scale charts, but you can get these off the internet for free as well. That said, you cannot go wrong with this book. I taught my niece some songs using the first two strings in about 15 minutes, she never played before, and now has the bug. I have looked and tried several different books, and this one gets my vote.

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Don't know why teachers use it.

              By Greg-lSdQJ

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              Comments about Hal Leonard Guitar Method Complete Edition (Book/CD):

              When I first started learning guitar, HL Volume 1 was the book my teacher had me buy. It, too, had the CD, but the examples in the end of the book weren't really much more challenging than the stuff in the beginning. I've looked Volumes 2 and 3 (which comprise this book), and all together they don't cover the same ground that Mel Bay Volume 1 covers (and that has 7 volumes). The page about tuning is nice (but you can find that information anywhere now), and the one-page chord chart has a nice clear layout (even though I disagree with the fingerings for a couple of the chords).The Mel Bay Method for Modern Guitar is better than this toilet paper in every regard (they also have sidebars explaining assorted things like phrasing techniques, harmonics, etc.). The Berklee Modern Method for Guitar books by Will Leavitt are good too, but don't start day one of learning with them because they're hell without a teacher, and concentrate SO MUCH on reading (which is good if that's where you're deficient).

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              THE Book for Learning Guitar

              Comments about Hal Leonard Guitar Method Complete Edition (Book/CD):

              This book is the absolute best book for learning to PLAY guitar. If you don't know anything about guitar maintainence, purchasing advice, and music theory, you need Guitar for Dummies. But if you want to actually start playing guitar you need the best METHOD BOOK you can find. This is that book! The Hal Leonard system allows players to develop their skills however they choose by putting other genre-specific method books on the table, but it all starts with standard levels 1, 2, and 3. This complete edition has them all, CDs included. (you NEED the CDs, trust me... I recommend playing each exercise until you can play them at CD speed without error before moving on) Hal Leonard's Bass Method Complete Edition works wonders for the aspiring bassist, too!

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A good beginner guitar book

              By G-Dizzy

              from Ona, WV

              Comments about Hal Leonard Guitar Method Complete Edition (Book/CD):

              I bought this book after my guitar teacher suggested it. It is better to get a foundation with this book than to start on the rock songs first. I highly recomend this book for people that are starting to play guitar.

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              (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Not for teaching yourself

              By I love Jewel!

              from Westlake Village, CA

              Comments about Hal Leonard Guitar Method Complete Edition (Book/CD):

              I bought this in order to learn acoustic guitar, but its so confusing and it does not explain things well enough. It does not explain anything about cleaning and care for your axe, and accessories are absent except for a mention on guitar effects. I would reccomend the Learn Guitar Today by Hal Leonard.

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