The Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1 is a comprehensive method designed to increase the incentive to learn. This method is versatile enough to be used as self-instruction, with a teacher in private lessons, or in a group setting. Audio accompaniments encourage students to have fun and sound more advanced when playing.
Book 1 provides beginning instruction on concepts including:
- melody playing
- beginning chords (C, G, G7, D7, and E minor)
- ensemble songs
This method includes a chord chart and selections of traditional, pop, and favorite songs.
The well-known songs used as teaching examples include:
- Amazing Grace
- Aura Lee
- Down in the Valley
- Frere Jacques
- Ode to Joy
- Rockin' Robin
- The Star-Spangled Banner
- When the Saints Go Marching In
- Yankee Doodle
- and more!