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Hal Leonard Essential Elements for Guitar Book 1


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Take your guitar teaching to a new level! Hal Leonard's top-selling comprehensive method for band and strings is now also available for guitar. With the time-tested classroom teaching methods of Will Schmid and Bob Morris and popular songs in a variety of styles, Essential Elements for Guitar is sure to become a staple of guitar teachers' instruction – and get beginning guitar students off to a great start.

This method has been designed to meet the National Standards for Music Education, with features such as cross-curricular activities, quizzes, multicultural songs, basic improvisation and more. Concepts covered in Book 1 include: getting started; basic music theory; guitar chords; notes on each string; ensemble playing; and much more!

Songs used in Book 1 include such hits as:
  • Dust in the Wind
  • Eleanor Rigby
  • Every Breath You Take
  • Hey Jude  
  • Hound Dog
  • Let It Be
  • Ode to Joy
  • Rock Around the Clock
  • Stand By Me
  • Surfin' USA
  • Sweet Home Chicago
  • This Land Is Your Land
  • You Really Got Me
  • and more!  

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Great beginners book.


Excellent. Using it to teach my grandson.



A good start


The book is very good for anyone looking to get started playing guitar.



Perfect book for guitar learning.


Excellent book. Easy to understand, concepts are explained in detail, but not too much or not enough. The pictures help show the text off. This book has helped me greatly in learning guitar.





Well if you are just beggining at guitar, get it. It is very useful but if you want to play harder songs you must practice songs in this book then learn to play tabs. Try it!

Led Zeppelin fan



Essential Elements for Guitar Book 1

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Series Essential Elements
Model Essential Elements for Guitar, Book 1
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