Alfred's Kid's Guitar Course is the #1 best-selling guitar method for kids! This award-winning ("Best Product of the Year" ---Disney's iParenting Media Award) method is the easiest guitar method ever for kids ages 5 and up.
This complete edition combines levels 1 and 2 with the activity pages of the Notespeller. Each lesson on every colorful page is explained in plain language that's easy to understand; plus, you get to learn from three irresistible guitar experts---a clever, classical dog, one cool jazz cat, and a friendly alligator who loves the blues. They draw attention to what's important on each page and help you learn by making music fun! Parents can be effective guides to help you through this course, even if they've never had any musical training themselves. You can stream or download the accompanying video and audio to see demonstrations and hear how the music should sound.
Also included is easy-to-use computer software that lets you watch the music on-screen as it plays, speed it up, slow it down---it's up to you!
Get ready to take your first and best step toward a lifetime of musical enjoyment!
This premier method for the beginning classical guitarist, by one of the world's pre-eminent virtuosos and the recognized heir to the legacy of Andrés Segovia, is now completely revised and updated! Guitarists will learn basic classical technique by playing over 50 beautiful classical pieces, 26 exercises and 14 duets, and through numerous photos and illustrations. The method covers: rudiments of classical technique, note reading and music theory, selection and care of guitars, strategies for effective practicing, and much more!
The Hal Leonard Classical Guitar Method is designed for anyone just learning to play classical guitar. This comprehensive and easy-to-use beginner's guide by renowned classical guitarist and teacher Paul Henry uses the music of the master composers to teach you the basics of the classical style and technique. The accompanying audio features all the pieces in the book for demonstration and play along. Includes pieces by Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Schumann, Giuliani, Carcassi, Bathioli, Aguado, Tarrega, Purcell, and more. Includes all the basics plus info on PIMA technique, two- and three-part music, time signatures, key signatures, articulation, free stroke, rest stroke, composers, and much more. Does NOT include tablature. Audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be downloaded or streamed. The audio also includes PLAYBACK+ features such as tempo adjustment, looping, and other features to assist with practice.
Guitar Exam Pieces - this book brings together, for the first time, nine pieces from ABRSM's Grade 4 Guitar syllabus from 2019. The pieces - two solos and one duet chosen from each of lists A, B and C - have been carefully selected to offer an attractive and varied range of styles. The book also contains helpful footnotes and useful syllabus information.
Guitar Specimen Sight-reading Tests - this volume contains valuable practice material for candidates preparing for the ABRSM Guitar exams, Grades 18. The book is written in attractive and approachable styles and representative of the technical level expected in the exams.
Guitar Scales and Arpeggios - this new edition contains all the scales and arpeggios required for the Grades 1–5 ABRSM guitar exams.
• all scales and arpeggios for the revised syllabus from 2009
• suggested fingering provided
• helpful introduction including advice on exam preparation
• user-friendly format and clear page-layout
This book uses real country songs to teach you the basics of rhythm and lead country guitar in the style of Chet Atkins, James Burton, Albert Lee, Merle Travis, and many others. Lessons include: Chords, Scales and Licks • Common Progressions and Riffs • Carter Style and Travis Picking • Steel Licks, String Bending and Vibrato • Standard Notation and Tablature • and much more! Songs include: Could I Have This Dance • Green Green Grass of Home • I Fall to Pieces • Satin Sheets • Yakety Sax • and more. This edition also includes 99 full-band tracks for demonstration and play along. The audio files are accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be downloaded or streamed. They also include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.
The Hal Leonard Guitar Method is designed for anyone just learning 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.