#1
I am looking for a really good guitar instructional book. I am planning on teaching guitar for a little extra cash, and I want to use a guitar book as a curriculum for guitar lessons.
#2
The Berklee Press books by William Leavitt are really good, but they're pretty challenging and fact- paced. If you've got a kid who's been playing for a few months but is lacking on theory, I'd highly reccomend them.
#3
The Hal Leonard Guitar Method books or the Alfred's Basic Guitar Method. But you probably should go with the Berklee books like hrdcorelaxplaya said.
#5
The Hal Leonard books have really helped me, notably Troy Stetina's guide to Rock Guitar.
I would recommend that one to ANYONE.
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#6
Troy Stetina's Speed Mechanics for Lead Guitar is fantastic, but if you're using the book to teach with, probably go for a Hal Leonard beginner-series book.
#7
never look into the basic hal leonard books
the good ones they have are the 1s named after genres
shred guitar
solo guitar series (classical beginning through advanced)
thats what id recomend along with this website
#8
Starting out, I used the FastTrack guitar books; they weren't bad at all, and for someone who's just starting or has been playing a few months, I would highly recommend books 1 and 2.
#9
i used hal leonard, were awesome, either that or another book i was given by my teachr called Guitar Encounters ( a yamaha book) was even better included basicnotation, chords, scales, composition techniques, strumming patterns, riffing, soloing, 12 bar blues, warm up exercises. plus loadsa great songs that incorperated each technique as you learnt it.

pm me for more details and i can give u reference numbers, pictures, wahtever you need to know, even now like a year after completing it i go back to it and work through different things that i think i need to brush up on
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#10
So Guitar Encounters is your favorite? What exactly does that book feature that the Hal Leonard does not have?
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The Berklee Press books by William Leavitt are really good, but they're pretty challenging and fact- paced. If you've got a kid who's been playing for a few months but is lacking on theory, I'd highly reccomend them.


The books by Leavitt are the best thing that happened to me when I decided I wanted to learn how to read music. I was already playing for about 4 years, and I knew some blues, some rock and pentatonic improv. However, when I started going over the first volume it took me a while to actually be able to play the right notes at the right time, re-learning how to play can get very frustrating but rewarding in the long run.

I think it's one of the best books out there.
#13
Uncle Tim's first year:A beginners guide to the guitar
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#14
Actually, I am very interested in the Berklee Guitar Books. I do not know which one to get. Can someone help me out?
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#15
^Torrent it, its got no tabs, only sheet, and it sharts out w/ easy classical stuff (eg. hot cross buns)

Troy Stetina's Speed Mechanics for Lead Guitar.
#16
All I can say is - good luck on teaching. You'll find out quickly how much patience you have, even if you say "Oh, I can take anything." I tried it for awhile and I had two 8 year olds that I just wanted to smack in the head. The rest were fine and were making great progress, but it got to the point where I didn't even wanna see those two monsters come in the door (I was doing this at a music store so I had no choice). I confronted the parents but of course it was my fault and not their precious angels...they were practicing day and night. Eventually those two drove me to quit...I didn't even want to be within 5 feet of them.