(Guitar Method). The Hal Leonard Acoustic Guitar Method uses real songs to teach you all the basics of acoustic guitar in the style of the Beatles, Eric Clapton, John Mellencamp, the Indigo Girls, Robert Johnson, James Taylor and many others. Lessons include: strumming; fingerpicking; using a capo; open tunings; folk, country & bluegrass styles; acoustic blues; acoustic rock; and more. Songs include: Barely Breathing * Dust in the Wind * Here Comes the Sun * Name * and more. In standard notation and tablature.
Softcover with CD
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I haven't had much time to spend with this book but based on advertising give it 2 stars. It is disappointing that the publisher writes on the front cover and list on the back "A Complete Guide with Step by Step lessons and 45 (forty five) Great acoustic songs.
The fact of the matter is there are 7 (seven). Including Barely Breathing, Dust in the Wind, Here comes the sun, Name, Wildwood Flower, Cross Road Blues and Angie. The other 38 "songs" are segments between 2 and 6 measures.
"The Hal Leonard Acoustic Guitar Method" is a really good book for guitarist who want to learn different techniques to improve their playing. It covers basic strumming styles, finger picking, flatpicking, Blues slides, alternative tuning, and explains capo use.
The book includes many very helpful exercises with each section, and ends each chapter with a tabs and sheet music for popular songs. Riffs and intros for other songs are also included.
NOTE: This book is for people who already know the basic of how to play, and I believe it's intended for the intermediate/advanced level. Not a good choice for newbies.
I was disappointed that the CD didn't include more of the riffs from the book, but still think it's a nice learning tool.
The title of this book is a bit misleading. This is not a method book with step-by-step lessons. This is a song book. It does tell how to finger most chords used, but that's the extent of the "lessons." This is not for beginners. This won't teach you how to play.
I purchased this book with the Complete Guitar Method series. This is an awesome supplement to that book. The included songs are fantastic, and the tab makes this very easy to use for those of you who don't read music. I've got mixed feelings as the title lead me to think this was something it was not. However, I am happy I have this book because I now have some great songs ready at hand when I need them.
I searched through OLGA and a few other tab sites for these songs, and the quality of the book shines. When you get tabs from the net you get someone's interpretation of a song. When you get this book, you actually get the song as it was actually written. Keep that in mind. I know it's not...
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