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Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method Expanded Edition Grades 1-5  

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Overview
  • Expands entire content of Modern Guitar Method Grade 1
  • Double the amount of study and solo material
  • Spiral bound
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    $48.80
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Buy the complete set of instruction books to take you from beginner guitarist to advanced.

Now you can purchase all 5 books in the Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method, Expanded Edition Series for a reduced rate as compared to purchasing each book individually.

The Modern Guitar Method Grade 1 - Expanded Edition
The Grade 1 book provides valuable enhancement to the world's most popular guitar method. This comprehensive spiral bound volume doubles the amount of studies and solos presented. Every new concept is reinforced by numerous pages of new study material. In addition, every note contained in the original Modern Guitar Method Grade 1 is included and supported by additional playing material.

The Modern Guitar Method Grade 2 - Expanded Edition
The Grade 2 book adds new, carefully graded playing material for every concept taught. Solos are presented in various styles. A special feature is the addition of in-depth picking studies in the keys of C, Am, G, Em, F, Dm, D, and Bm. Additional studies are contained in second position and in 6/8 time. In short, if you really want to learn to play great guitar, this is the method. It is among the top in its thoroughness in teaching every important concept.

The Modern Guitar Method Grade 3 - Expanded Edition
The Grade 3 book contains outstanding solos, etudes, chord melody studies, scale studies, and duets in the keys of A, F#m, G, D, Em, Bm, F, Dm, Bb, Gm, Eb, Cm, Ab, and Fm. In addition, 2nd and 3rd positions are thoroughly explored. Every concept in the original Grade 3 has been expanded with ample playing material. Completion of this text will assure that the guitar student is well on the way to becoming an accomplished guitarist.

The Modern Guitar Method Grade 4 - Expanded Edition
The Grade 4 book is a comprehensive text filled with solos, technique and scale studies, duets and chord etudes designed to develop familiarity and skill playing in the higher positions on the guitar fingerboard. Fourth position is studied utilizing the keys of E, A, C#m, and D. Fifth position studies are in F, Dm, C, Am, Bb, and Eb. Seventh Position is developed with studies and solos in the keys of C, G, Em, Bm, F, Dm, D, and Gm. Finally, the 9th position is presented using the key of A Major.

The Modern Guitar Method Grade 5 - Expanded Edition
The Grade 5 book contains studies, chord melody solos, chord studies, quartal harmony etudes, triad studies and duets in the keys of C, Am, G, Em, F, Dm, D, Bm, Bb and Gm. It presents a comprehensive listing of chords found in each key. For each key, etudes are presented in four different positions. The most comprehensive approach to contemporary guitar mastery available.

Features Features of The Modern Guitar Method Grade 1 - Expanded Edition
  • Expands entire content of Modern Guitar Method Grade 1
  • Double the amount of study and solo material
  • Spiral bound
  • Provides an incredibly solid foundation for any guitar student
  • Difficulty: Beginning
  • Page Count: 88
  • Binding: Wirebound
  • Size: 8-3/4" x 11-3/4"
  • Format: Book
  • Series: Modern Guitar Method
  • Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
  • Date Published: 1/17/2005
Features of The Modern Guitar Method Grade 2 - Expanded Edition
  • Difficulty: Beginning-Intermediate
  • Page Count: 88
  • Binding: Wirebound
  • Size: 8-3/4" x 11-3/4"
  • Additional new music for every concept taught
  • Picking studies in 8 keys
  • New solos in diverse styles
  • Begins study of position playing
  • Carefully graded to move at a user-friendly pace
  • Unmatched in comprehensiveness
  • Spiral binding available
  • Format: Book
  • Series: Modern Guitar Method
  • Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
  • Date Published: 1/11/2006
  • Companion dual CD set sold separately
Features of The Modern Guitar Method Grade 3 - Expanded Edition
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Page Count: 96
  • Binding: Wirebound
  • Size: 8-3/4" x 11-3/4"
  • Difficulty Details
  • Rhythms: Intermediate
  • Keys/Chords: Intermediate
  • Notes/Positions Intermediate
  • Technique Intermediate
  • Length Beginning
  • Format: Book
  • Series: Modern Guitar Method
  • Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
  • Date Published: 4/24/2006
Features of The Modern Guitar Method Grade 4 - Expanded Edition
  • Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced
  • Page Count: 96
  • Binding: Wirebound
  • Size: 8-3/4" x 11-3/4"
  • Difficulty Details
  • Rhythms: Intermediate
  • Keys/Chords: Intermediate
  • Notes/Positions: Advanced
  • Technique: Advanced
  • Length: Beginning
  • Format: Book
  • Series: Modern Guitar Method
  • Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
  • Date Published: 2/19/2007
Features of The Modern Guitar Method Grade 5 - Expanded Edition
  • * Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced
  • Page Count: 104
  • Binding: Wirebound
  • Size: 8-3/4" x 11-3/4"
  • Difficulty Details
  • Rhythms: Intermediate
  • Keys/Chords: Intermediate
  • Notes/Positions Intermediate
  • Technique Intermediate
  • Length Beginning
  • Format: Book
  • Series: Modern Guitar Method
  • Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.

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4.0

Give a Solid Foundation

By Konijo

from Atlanta, GA

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Challenging
  • Improves Musicianship

Cons

  • Difficult To Follow

Best Uses

  • Improving Skills
  • Learning To Play
  • Music Lessons

Comments about Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method Expanded Edition Grades 1-5:

As a previous review stated, know that these DO NOT COME WITH THE CDs/DVDs. I wish I would have looked harder and known that before buying, but that's my own fault. Otherwise, I can see how these would be solid method books for a guitar teacher to use, and I'm sure that they work well with the CDs/DVDs. Without them, though, they're kind of hard to follow, so I'm just going through one at a time and playing all of the pieces until I can play them at a decent tempo, and then move on to the next.

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5.0

The Best!

By dwhite

from Nebraska

Comments about Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method Expanded Edition Grades 1-5:

Simple the best! I encourage you to challange yourself and learn to be a real musician!
I've been using these books for a year and a half now and they are the best instruction for the type of learning I want. You WILL learn to read music and by Volume Three you will be reading and playing very complicated arrangements in many major and minor keys in positions up the neck. If you just want to play some rock and roll and have someone show you how to do it for each and every song, these books aren't for you. If you want to become a true musician, these books are the best!
The organization is first rate. It introduces you to new stuff at just the right pace. The spiral binding lays flat on a music stand and that is invaluable.
For what you get, this is bargain basement pricing.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This Is Learning The Right Way

By Ancient Night

from Wicomico, VA

Comments about Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method Expanded Edition Grades 1-5:

I recieved these lesson books by Mel Bay last week and the fist thing I did was look through all 5 books. The one thing that the description didn't say was that these books teach by using music notation, not tablature. As far as I'm concerned, that's a MAJOR plus factor. I'm not a young kid. I'm 61 years old and recieved a cheap guitar for my birthday a couple of months ago and needed something like this to help me learn. I'm going through these lessons at a relatively slow pace so that I can retain as much as I can, and I'm learning a lot from these books. This is what I should have done 45 years ago. If anyone wants to learn guitar the right way, these are the books to use.The Musicians Friend person that I spoke to was very helpful in my ordering these books and I'll be a repeat customer.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Deal on Five Great Books

By Tim D.

from Danbury, CT

Comments about Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method Expanded Edition Grades 1-5:

My brother, who's a guitar teacher through a place that his own guitar teacher works at, starts EVERY student off on Mel Bay's Modern Guitar Method Grade 1 and they usually go up to Grade 2 and then start using other books. Anyway, I have used Grade 1 myself (before the Expanded Edition was available) and it's a great educational book. For those of you who are teaching yourself, you can benefit off of these books as well.Without a doubt, these books are great and, in this five-pack, the price is great as well!

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3.0

two things

By orv

from san diego, ca

Comments about Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method Expanded Edition Grades 1-5:

Be advised there are no cd's with these; just books. About one in five practice songs have words. Words would help a little.Otherwise, ok.

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