Modern Guitar Method Grade 1, Expanded Edition (Book + Online Audio/Video)
Expanded Edition

Mel Bay’s Modern Guitar Method is the world's premier instruction series for learning modern plectrum or pick-style guitar technique. Time-tested and proven successful in building the theoretic and technical foundation needed to play in any style, all seven grades of this comprehensive method are written in standard notation only to promote sight reading skills and enhance musicianship in general. Unmatched in its thoroughness in teaching every important concept ...more

Product Number:
93200EM
Format:
Book + Online Audio/Video
Skill Level:
Beginning
Notation Type:
Standard Notation
Pages:
88
Binding:
Spiral
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-8859-9
ISBN13:
978-07866-8859-3
Series:
Modern Guitar Method
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
7/21/2015

Mel Bay’s Modern Guitar Method is the world's premier instruction series for learning modern plectrum or pick-style guitar technique. Time-tested and proven successful in building the theoretic and technical foundation needed to play in any style, all seven grades of this comprehensive method are written in standard notation only to promote sight reading skills and enhance musicianship in general. Unmatched in its thoroughness in teaching every important concept, if you really want to become an accomplished guitarist, this is the method for you!

In Grade 1 Expanded Edition, you’ll learn correct posture, hand positions and pick-hold technique, plus the basics of reading standard notation. You’ll play scales, chords, duets, and solos in the keys of C, A minor, G and E minor. Even in Grade 1, you’ll be introduced to the chord/melody concept of guitar performance so prominent in Mel Bay’s own playing style, fostering an early, almost intuitive understanding of how melodies fit with chords.

Every concept presented in this method is reinforced by numerous pages of playing material and just the right amount of music theory, providing a solid foundation for the student guitarist. Includes access to online audio and video.

Special features of the Grade 1 Expanded Edition include:

Tips on tuning, correct posture, hand positions and holding the pick.

Picking studies, principal chords and accompaniment patterns in the keys of C, A minor, G and E minor.

Carefully graded tunes, studies and music theory lessons that move at a user-friendly pace. Solos in diverse styles, with access to online audio for every example.

Downloadable instructional video introducing the beginning student to the plectrum-style guitar.

 

How to Hold the Guitar & Pick
Tuning the Guitar
The Rudiments of Music
Notes & Types of Notes
Rests & The Time Signature
Notes on the E String
First String
Whole Notes
Half Notes
Quarter Notes
Playing the Notes
Working the Fingers
1st String Etude
Etude No. 2
The Mixmaster
Notes on the First String
Notes on the B String
Second String
Whole Notes
Half Notes
Quarter Notes
March
Steps
Study #1
Study #2
Inch Worm
Frolic
E-B
Indian Drum
Three-Four Time & Dotted Half Notes
� Song
� Study
Waltz
The Merry Men
Notes on the G String
Third String
A Study on the 3rd String
Sparkling Stella
Prelude
Descending
Ascending
Sunset
Aura Lee
Pick-Up Notes
When the Saints Go Marchin' In
Two Note Pick-up
One Note Pick-up
The Tie
Psalm 100
Red River Valley
Notes on the D String
Fourth String
Whole Notes
Half Notes
Quarter Notes
4 String Note Review
Native Flute
Bear Dance
Prairie Song
Native Drum
Cockles and Mussels
Hymn
German Waltz
The Eighth Note
Eighth Note Studies
Tudor Dance
Mohican Lament
Dance of the Royal Court
Village Waltz
Amazing Grace
Tenting Tonight
Melancholy
Ledger Lines
Notes on the A String
Fifth String
Whole Notes
Half Notes
Quarter Notes
Wilderness Trail
Westward Ho!
Chord Waltz
Elsie's Waltz
Buffalo Gals
Chester
Dotted Quarter Notes
Kum-Ba-Ya
Michael, Row the Boat Ashore
Mountain Flower
Quest
Homeward Bound
Note Review
Daydreams
Ozark Stream
Waterfall
Mountain Trail
Notes on the E String
Sixth String
Whole Notes
Half Notes
Quarter Notes
Driving Bass
Low Gear
Running the Notes
Introducing the A Note
Minor Melody
Notes on the Guitar in the First Position
Hitting on All Six
Playing High A
Smoky Ridge
Voyage
A Word About Duets
Our First Duet
The Repeater
Two Guitars
Sunset
Chords
The Chord Waltz
The Builder
Small Chord Etude
Chord Songs
Chord March
Autumn
Chord Along
Echoes
Building the F Chord
Two Notes
Three Notes
Four Notes
Four-String Chord Study
Chimes
Chord Studies
Bottom Floor
Chord Walk
May Song
Running in the Chord
My Country Tis of Thee
Green Grow the Lilacs
Chord Bouquet
Follow the Leader
Tallis Canon
Bass Solos with Chord Accompaniment
Gliding Along
Hymn
Country Waltz
Western Song
Oh Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
Red River Valley
Sawdust Trail
The Key of C, The C Scale
Scale Studies
Shenandoah
Shenandoah - Advanced Version
Blue Bells of Scotland
Blue Bells of Scotland - Advanced Version
Chords in the Key of C Major
Accompaniment Styles
Alternate Basses
In Three-Four Time
Chord Studies in C
A Daily Scale Study
Running Around
Home, Home, Can I Forget Thee
Long, Long Ago
Steps
Chromatics
Sharps
1st String
1st String Sharps & Naturals
2nd String
3rd String
4th String
5th String
6th String
Walking Guitar
Flats
1st String
2nd String
3rd String
4th String
5th String
6th String
Benny's Flat
Tempo
Playtime
The Key of A Minor
The A Minor Scale
Natural (Pure)
Harmonic
Melodic
Chords in the Key of A Minor
Accompaniment Styles in A Minor
Chord Studies in the Key of Am
A Daily Scale Study in A Minor
Picking Studies in A Minor
Sailing
Minor Song
Journey
Wayfarin' Stranger
Another Daily Scale Study in A Minor
A Visit to the Relatives
First and Second Endings
Shady Glen
Careless Love
Picking Solos
Foggy Mountain Run
The Shire
Bluegrass Sunrise
Cradle Song
Blue Ridge Trail
Words Indicating Variations of Tempo
Billy's Duet
Lafayette Square
Song Without Words
Terry's Tune
The Key of G
The G Scale
A Daily Drill
Picking Studies in G
Chords in the Key of G
Accompaniment Styles in the Key of G
G Boogie
In the Evening by the Moonlight
Etude
Two-Four Time
The Old Mill
Two-Four Picking
A Scale Study
Opening Day
A Serenade
Austrian Hymn
Home on the Range
The Little Prince
Carry Me Back to Old Virginny
The Key of E Minor
Two E Minor Scales
Picking Studies
Chords in the Key of E Minor
Accompaniment Styles in the Key of E Minor
Orchestration Styles
Chord Studies
Morning Song
Cindy
Night Song
East River
Goblins
A Chord Review
Lament
Maytime
Tone
Rondo
Sor's Waltz
Bluegrass Waltz
Running Thirds in G
A Little Bit of Hanon
Southern Fried
 
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