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New York Guitar Method Series

New York Guitar Method Series

The New York Guitar Method Series is a series of books that takes any guitarist up to a professional level.  It is available in individual books or as a bundle. You do not need to start from the beginning of this series to use it. Many intermediate students start with New York Guitar Method Volume and and New York Guitar Method Ensemble Volume One. Let’s look at generally what is included in this series.

Below is a list of the books in the New York Guitar Method Series.

It should be pointed out that the New York Guitar Method Series has heavy excerpted the following courses.

That said, I often still recommend student work through the following books because either the book contains more information needed to complete their studies


The New York Guitar Method Series Bundle

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New York Guitar Method Series Bundle

Get all seven courses of the New York Guitar Method Series as a digital download for one low price!

A Closer Look at The New York Guitar Method Series

Let’s take a look at a quick synopsis of each book.  Click on the cover or follow the links to find out more


New York Guitar Method Primer Book One by Bruce Arnold for Muse Eek Publishing Inc. New York Guitar Method Series

New York Guitar Method Primer Book One

New York Guitar Method Primer Book One is perfect for the beginning student that really wants to go as far as they can with guitar. A customer is supplied with videos, audio files, midi files and many helps files via our member’s section to answer any question that might arise.

This book concentrates on:

  • Learning all the basic chords a guitarist needs to know.
  • Applying those chords to real music through 10 popular songs.
  • A section on understand how rhythm is written out, played and counted.
  • A music theory section to understand the basics.
  • Basic information on all aspects of playing guitar.
  • That’s just the tip of an iceberg. Read more about it here.

New York Guitar Method Primer Book One


New York Guitar Method Primer Book 2 by Bruce Arnold for Muse Eek Publishing Inc. New York Guitar Method Series

New York Guitar Method Primer Book Two

New York Guitar Method Primer Book Two is perfect for the beginning student that really wants to go as far as they can with guitar. A customer is supplied with videos, audio files, midi files and many helps files via our member’s section to answer any question that might arise.

This book concentrates on:

  • Learning all the moveable chord forms (barre) that a guitarist needs to know.
  • Learning the scales that are used in most improvisational settings.
  • Working on Music Theory to get a better knowledge of the chord and scale construction.

New York Guitar Method Primer Book One.


New York Guitar Method Primer Ensemble Book 2 by Guitarist Bruce Arnold for Muse Eek Publishing Inc. New York Guitar Method Series

New York Guitar Method Primer Ensemble Book Two

New York Guitar Method Primer Ensemble Book Two shows one of the basic tenets of Muse Eek Publishing Inc. You need to apply anything you learn to real music situations in order for you to ingrain the information

This book concentrates on:

  • Apply chords to chord progressions.
  • Learning how to read music starting from the ground up.
  • Basic Rhythm Studies.

New York Guitar Method Primer Ensemble Book Two


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New York Guitar Method Volume One

New York Guitar Method Volume One is a great place to start if you are an intermediate student who already can read a little, knows all their open chord voicings and most barre chords (including chords like C9, C7#9 etc… Also if you have a fair grip on chord construction. Think of this book as everything you ever need to know about scales.

This book concentrates on:

  • 22 Scales used in Improvisation.
  • Ways to make your playing more musical.
  • Understanding all aspects of using scales when improvising.
  • Learning more advanced chords not covered in New York Guitar Method Primer Two.
  • Understanding how to you scales with slash chords and other situations.
  • Continued music theory work with scales and arpeggios.

New York Guitar Method Volume One


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New York Guitar Method Ensemble Volume One

New York Guitar Method Ensemble Volume One applies all the information you learned in New York Guitar Method Volume One. If you have fairly good reading skills it is perfect for taking you to the next level. 36 chord progressions are included that will take you to a professional level at reading and improvising on any chord changes. Sight reading scale like passages in music will also become much easier after working through this book.

This book concentrates on:

  • Études for all 22 Scales used in Improvisation.
  • Rhythm Studies to develop physical and visual ability to play complex rhythms.
  • Jazz and Classical sight reading.
  • Exercises to master knowledge of guitar fret board.

New York Guitar Method Ensemble Book One


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New York Guitar Method Volume Two

New York Guitar Method Volume Two covers approach note theory which may be a new concept to many students. Think of it this way. You can play with scales when improvising but when playing over chord changes and making it sound like you are playing over those chord changes you need approach notes. This study covers the classic bebop approach to playing over changes as well as 23 other ways you can use approach notes in your playing.

This book concentrates on:

  • All common approach note figures.
  • Chord voicings found on the upper 4 stings of the guitar.
  • Through the chapters in this book you can pretty much analysis any jazz solo you hear because most involve advanced approach note ideas.
  • A must own for understanding how to apply approach notes to the guitar.

New York Guitar Method Volume Two


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New York Guitar Method Ensemble Volume Two

If you are a guitarist and you want to compete as a professional guitarist you need New York Guitar Method Ensemble Book Two. If supplies you with reading studies that you will be up against as a professional so reading through this book will go a long ways to make you prepared for any situation. When learning approach notes the first thing you need is lots of examples of how they are used. This book supplies you with Études using all concepts of approach note application. It also supplies you with 24 chord progressions to apply the upper 4 string voicings.

This book concentrates on:

  • Études which help you learn how to sight reading music that contains highly chromatic passages
  • 24 Chord progressions applying the chords found on the upper 4 stings of the guitar.
  • Odd meter and other advanced rhythm studies.
  • Classical and Jazz Sight Reading.

New York Guitar Method Ensemble Book Two


Music Education Genealogy Chart

You might find the “Music Education Genealogy Chart” located on Bruce Arnold’s artist website interesting. You will clearly see the historic progression of pedagogy that is the basis for Muse Eek Publishing Products. Great musicians throughout history have been studying the ideas presented by Muse-eek.com which derives its content from a a lineage that stretches back to Scarlatti!

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