The William Leavitt guitar method, used as the basic text for the Berklee College of Music guitar program, has stood the test of time and earned a vast and loyal following of dedicated guitar students and instructors. By popular demand, Berklee Press has created a compilation of the original volumes 1, 2, and 3. Now, serious guitar students and instructors, from beginning through advanced, have the convenience of progressing through all three volumes of this classic guitar method in one comprehensive book. Innovative solos, duets, and exercises progressively teach melody, harmony, and rhythm.
Volume 1 – A beginning-level book presenting a comprehensive range of guitar and music fundamentals, including:
- melodic studies
- chord and arpeggio studies
- special exercises for both hands
- accompaniment techniques
- a unique approach to voice leading using moveable chord forms
Volume 2 – An intermediate level book that continues and builds upon the study of melody, scales, arpeggios, and chords, covering the entire fingerboard. This volume also addresses:
- chord voicings
- rhythm-guitar techniques
- play-along duets
Volume 3 – A continuation and expansion of topics presented in Volumes 1 and 2. Includes advanced techniques relating to scales, arpeggios, rhythm-guitar, chord/scale relationships, chord construction, chord voicings, and playing tips.