by Will Schmid and Bob Morris.
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, popular songs in a variety of styles, and quality demonstration and backing tracks on the accompanying CD, Essential Elements for Guitar is sure to become a staple of guitar teachers’ instruction ñ 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; music history; ensemble playing; performance spotlights; and much more!
Songs used in Book 1 include such hits as: Dust in the Wind ï Eleanor Rigby ï Every Breath You Take ï Hey Jude ï Hound Dog ï Let It Be ï Ode to Joy ï Rock Around the Clock ï Stand By Me ï Surfin’ USA ï Sweet Home Chicago ï This Land Is Your Land ï You Really Got Me ï and more!