by William Leavitt available from front cover. The Leavitt guitar method, used as the basic text for the Berklee College of Music guitar program, Volume 1 teaches beginning guitar students all the fundamentals that build a solid. A Modern Method for Guitar, Volume 1 has 69 ratings and 4 reviews. featuring 14 complete lessons with Larry Baione, chair of Berklee’s guitar department. THE BOOK. A Modern Method for Guitar by William Leavitt, is one of the world’s most popular guitar methods. It is the basic text for Berklee.

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Nick rated it it was amazing Dec 01, However, by using this method and practicing, you will, over your lsavitt of playing invest your practice time in something that will serve you the rest of your playing life, with no need to go-back, no gaps, no confusion.


Tablature is a thing of the past. I mention this simply because books are easy to purchase with good intent and motivation, but this one requires regular use and practice to yield its wealth.

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A Modern Method for Guitar – Volume 1 (Book/DVD-ROM)

It is thoroughly enjoyable as well. Paperbackpages.

Play great rock while you learn from one of the most revered guitar methods of all time! This Berklee Workshop is for serious guitar students who want to sharpen their high register reading skills and take their playing to the next level.

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Phase I introduces chords. I’ve used this for 30 years of teaching and still find it to be the best method to teach a serious player how to read. Refresh and try again.

Don’t let that fool you. Specialist Guitar Skills Certificate Program If you are serious about studying guitar and taking your playing to the next level, you must possess not just a command of chords and scales but an understanding of improvisation and how to express depth and feeling. April deWolf Griffin rated it liked it Oct 09, Berklee Jazz Keyboard Harmony — 2nd Edition: That is very different than tablature based books and learning.


Also, not everything is spoon fed to you. A Modern Method for Guitar – Volume 1: I have barely completed a quarter of the book so far and I’m already rating it at five stars. A Modern Method for Guitar Scales.

A Modern Method for Guitar: Volume I (Berklee Series-Guitar): William Leavitt: : Books

There isn’t a great amount of text, there doesn’t need to be. An outstanding collection of solos and duets for intermediate to advanced pick-style guitarists. I highly recommend this gjitar for anyone learning or teaching guitar.

I absolutely love this book. It progresses much faster than other, more popular beginner books, and the emphasis on playing duets very early on can’t be beat. Jennifer Cary rated it it was amazing Sep 20, Sarah rated it liked it Aug 12, Berklee Rock Guitar Chord Dictionary.