New York Guitar Method Primer Book One

New York Guitar Method Primer Book One

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Beginning Guitar

Are you just beginning guitar and looking for the best all-around beginning guitar method to start out with?

  • Have you just purchased a guitar and want the most in-depth, concise beginning guitar method available to put you on the right path?
  • Do you want to learn some classic rock and folk chord progressions that sound great an that aren’t your typical “campfire tunes?”
  • Do you want to see the bigger picture by learning about the building blocks of music?
  • Do you want to learn how to memorize chords more quickly so you are ready to play with others?
  • Do you want video files so you can see how to play each exercise properly?
  • Do you want to make sure you are physically playing the guitar correctly so you develop good technique?
  • Do you have problems with rhythm and coordination?
  • Are you tired of searching the internet for answers to your questions about beginning guitar?
  • Would hearing the chord progressions you want to learn help you learn faster?
  • Do you want to learn an easy way to play scales and then graduate to a method that covers the scale all over the neck in one book?
  • Do you want a method that is great for a beginning guitar but also supplies you with additional material to inspire you and make you reach for the next level?

Search no further. The New York Guitar Method Series is structured to enable a total beginner to learn the tools necessary to become a master musician from the ground up.

Please Note: If you are just beginning guitar we highly recommend that you also work with the Guitar Technique and Physiology Course so that you learn to play with the proper technique. This course gives you a comprehensive approach to playing guitar.

New York Guitar Method Primer Book One gives you detailed information on:

  • Care of the Guitar.
  • Holding the Guitar, illustrated by multiple pictures and videos.
  • How to use a Guitar Pick, illustrated by multiple pictures and videos.
  • Tuning the Guitar, illustrated by multiple mp3 help files.
  • Notes found on the Guitar including a chart showing the location of all notes on the guitar.
  • Music theory written in simple terms with videos to clarify each subject.
  • Nuts and Bolts of Rhythm with mp3 files to hear each of the rhythms presented.
  • 10 Scales with easy to read fingerings.
  • 10 graduated chord progressions to apply newly learned chords with 30 MP3s links per chord progression. These MP3s allow the student to hear the chord progression and slowly develop speed and dexterity. Each chord progression contains 3 different strumming styles using the hard rock, rock, folk, blues and country styles.
  • Direct application Music Theory exercises to help you memorize how chords are built and where you find the notes on the fretboard.
  • In-depth explanation of scales and how they are built using two different methods.
  • Beginner sight reading examples to help you learn to read music.
  • All the chords you need to play most songs.
  • Access to the “member’s area” where you can watch and download hundreds of files to help you learn.

Do you want a series of books that provide you with additional videos, MP3s and midifiles to help you ingrain the information each step along the way?

If the answer is YES then New York Guitar Method Primer Book One is exactly what you have been looking for in you are beginning guitar.

New York Guitar Method Primer Book One is the first in a series of books that help you learn in whatever way is best for you. Whether you learn best by reading notation, reading diagrams, watching videos or listening to audio this beginning guitar method will help you LEARN.

But what if you don’t understand something about the book or need further advice– would you like someone to answer your questions?

Mr. Arnold is well known for his insightful email communications with students. These emails range from recommendations on which books are the right fit for a student and how to set up a practice regimen, to explaining specific aspects of a book that a student finds confusing. Remember it only takes one thing that you don’t understand to stop or divert the whole process of learning. If you run into problems just email Bruce and he will get you back on track. What other author does that?

Guitar chords and chord progressions:

Both Open and Barre Positions for Major, Minor, and Dominant Chords with videos showing common problems student have in playing these chords.

Below is a video showing you some of the common problems found with a C Major Chord.

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10 graduated chord progressions to apply newly learned chords with 30 MP3s links per chord progression. These MP3s allow the student to hear the chord progression and slowly develop speed and dexterity. Each chord progression contains 3 different strumming styles using the hard rock, rock, folk, blues and country styles.

Here are a couple of examples of MP3s that can be played or downloaded to help you learn each chord progression

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Get the scale knowledge you need!

Many great books in one!

New York Guitar Method contains some carefully selected sections of other Muse Eek Publications, and as such can be called a compilation. Various books have been excerpted to form this series; in the case of NYGM Primer Book One you will find content that has been taken from:

  • 1st Steps for a Beginning Guitarist.
  • Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume One.

The New York Guitar Method is an unmatched series of book covering all the things you need to become a world class guitarist.

By combining both theoretical and practical application this series of books gives you all the tools you need to become a great guitarist. You will get a consistent and thorough education by working through the entire New York Guitar Method series. If you are just beginning guitar this is exactly where you should start.

This book is perfect for the beginning Guitarist and the whole New York Guitar Method Series will take you a professional level guitarist so GET STARTED TODAY!

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About Muse Eek

Muse-Eek Publishing Company is a publishing house with a broad focus on music education. Muse-Eek also publishes fine art and poetry books, and has its own record label, Muse-Eek Records. Our online presence, specializes in the publication of music workbooks, video courses and sound and video recordings that teach the foundation of good musicianship through groundbreaking and innovative methods along with traditional methods that have been taught for centuries. These historic methods date back through centuries of great musicians and educators. To see these interesting relationship please see Bruce Arnold's Music Education Genealogy Chart which tells you a lot about the where many of his educational ideas took root and some of the educational pillars that are evident throughout the books you find on this website. The Muse-Eek Records catalogue contains a diverse selection of music much of it by Bruce Arnold in collaboration with some of today's best players in classical, jazz, rock and avant-garde music. These are available in CD, DVD and mp3 formats. We believe in a working relationship with our music education customers; they are free to interact with the author after purchasing a book to help them through any material they don’t understand or which they need further clarification. We also have a member's area which contains a wealth of free information to help a student understand music at a deeper level and access additional files for our books. Many of our books offer cutting edge ideas regarding ear training, guitar technique, rhythm and time. These methods have a proven track record. Our main author Bruce Arnold has taught at some of the most prestigious music schools in the world, including Princeton, Dartmouth, Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory, The New School and NYU. Along with Mr. Arnold's publications on the website he has also written books and appeared in educational DVDs for MelBay and Truefire. Over the years Mr Arnold has used his experiences with his students to develop a program that can elevate a musician's ability to world class caliber. If you have questions about any of our books or recordings please send us an email. Along with general questions about either our record label or our publishing company we also welcome questions to help a student choose the proper materials to reach their goals. We have over 300 products to help you learn any style of music and to develop your musicianship to its peak. We also make recommendations for practice schedules for students who use our methods to get the most out of their study time. This, along with personal interaction with Bruce through email, nurtures the student's ability through a closely monitored situation, ensuring there is no wasted time or misunderstanding.