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Guitar for Kids

This is and absolute fun, easy course that teaches children to play guitar faster than ever before. Popular songs such as “Yellow Submarine,” “Hokey Pokey,” “I'm a Believer,” “Surfin' U.S.A.,” “This Land Is Your Land” and “Hound Dog” keep students motivated, and the clean, simple page layouts ensure their attention remains focused on one concept at a time.

The method is equally suitable for students using electric or acoustic guitars. It can be used in combination with a guitar teacher or parents, even if they've never had any musical training themselves.

The accompanying CD contains more than 30 tracks for demonstration and play-along. No tablature included.

 

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Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1

The second edition of this world-famous method by Will Schmid and Greg Koch is preferred by teachers because it makes them more effective while making their job easier. Students enjoy its easy-to-follow format that gives them a solid music education while letting them play songs right away. Book 1 provides beginning instruction including tuning, 1st position melody playing, C, G, G7, D7, and Em chords, rhythms through eighth notes, solos and ensembles and strumming. Features a chord chart, and traditional songs like: Amazing Grace • Greensleeves • and When the Saints Go Marching In. Audio examples of the exercises are included on the CD and are also accessible online with the unique code included with the book.

 

 

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Easy Pop Melodies

Hal Leonard Pop Melody Supplements are the unique books that supplement any guitar method books 1, 2 or 3. The play-along CD features guitar on the left channel and the full rhythm section on the right. Each book is filled with great pop songs that students are eager to play!

Cross-referenced with Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1 pages for easy student and teacher use. Includes 20 top songs: All My Loving • Can You Feel the Love Tonight • Dust in the Wind • Every Breath You Take • I Get Around • I Shot the Sheriff • I Walk the Line • Imagine • Let It Be • Love Me Tender • Maggie May • My Cherie Amour • My Girl • My Heart Will Go On • Nowhere Man • Smells like Teen Spirit • Stand by Me • Walk Don't Run • We Will Rock You • Your Cheatin' Heart.

 

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Easy Pop Rhythms

Strum along with your favorite hits from The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Eagles, Eric Clapton, and more! The songs are presented in order of difficulty – beginning with simple three- and four-note tunes and ending with songs that contain many chords, including seventh chords and barre chords. The accompanying CD features each song recorded by a full band, so you can hear how each song sounds and then play along when you're ready. 20 songs in all: All Apologies • Closer to Free • Gloria • Hurts So Good • Iris • Learning to Fly • Let Her Cry • No Woman No Cry • Push • Wonderful Tonight • and more. This book is intended as a supplement to the Hal Leonard Guitar Method, but can also be used with any beginning guitar method.  

 

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Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 2 

Book 2 continues the instruction started in Book 1 and covers: Am, Dm, A, E, F and B7 chords; power chords; fingerstyle guitar; syncopations, dotted rhythms, and triplets; Carter style solos; bass runs; pentatonic scales; improvising; tablature; 92 great songs, riffs and examples; notes in first and second position; and more! The CD includes 57 full-band tracks for demonstration or play-along.

 

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More Easy Pop Melodies

Hal Leonard Pop Melody Supplements are the unique books that supplement any guitar method books 1, 2 or 3. The play-along CD features guitar on the left channel and the full rhythm section on the right. Each book is filled with great pop songs that students are eager to play! Cross-referenced with Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1 pages for easy student and teacher use. Includes 20 top songs: All I Have To Do Is Dream, Best Of My Love, California Girls, Come As You Are, Day Tripper, Fields Of Gold, Hey Jude, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, I Want You To Want Me, In My Life, Kokomo, Norwegian Wood, Oh, Pretty Woman, Oye Como Va, Pride And Joy, Summer Of '69, Uptown Girl, We Are The Champions and You Really Got Me.

 

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More Easy Pop Rhythms

Strum along with your favorite hits from the Beatles, Sara McLachlan, Nirvana, and many others. The songs in this book are presented in order of difficulty, so you can work along with the Level 2 book of the Hal Leonard Guitar Method or any other guitar method. The accompanying CD includes every song recorded by a full band so you can hear how each song sounds and then play along when you're ready! 20 songs including: About a Girl • Building a Mystery • Fire and Rain • Get Back • Hey Joe • La Bamba • Louie, Louie • Time for Me to Fly • What I like About You • Wild Thing • and more.

 

Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 3

Book 3 covers: the major, minor, pentatonic and chromatic scales, sixteenth notes; barre chords; drop D tuning; movable scales; notes in fifth position; slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs and string bends; chord construction; gear; great songs, riffs & examples; and more! The online audio includes 60 full-band tracks for demonstration or play-along.


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Even More Easy Pop Melodies

An excellent pop supplement to the Hal Leonard Guitar Method, or any guitar method book 3. Includes 20 songs: Another One Bites the Dust • Change the World • Crazy • Crazy Train • Good Vibrations • Heart Shaped Box • Heartache Tonight • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds • Sea of Love • Tequila • Yesterday • Y.M.C.A • You May Be Right • and more!

 

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Even More Easy Pop Rhythms

Strum along with your favorite hits from the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Nirvana, and many others. The songs in this book are presented in order of difficulty, so you can work along with the Level 3 book of the Hal Leonard Guitar Method or any other guitar method. The accompanying CD includes every song recorded by a full band so you can hear how each song sounds and then play along when you're ready! 20 songs including: Angie • Crazy Little Thing Called Love • Dreams • (Everything I Do) I Do It for You • Give a Little Bit • Give Me One Reason • I Won't Back Down • The Man Who Sold the World • One Love • Respect • Revolution • Smooth • and more.