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

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  • Suggested Retail Price: $34.99
  • Format: Book/DVD-ROM
  • Pages: 128
  • Dimensions: 9 x 12
  • ISBN: 0-87639-069-6
  • SKU: 50448065
  • Publication Date: December 13, 2005

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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 College of Music’s guitar program. It has stood the test of time and earned a vast and loyal following of dedicated guitar students and instructors for over 40 years.

THE DVD-ROM. This DVD-ROM version of this proven method is the most comprehensive guitar method DVD-ROM on the market. The instruction on this DVD-ROM is equivalent to a year’s worth of guitar lessons at Berklee College of Music! You will be guided through 14 complete lessons with Larry Baione, Chair of Berklee’s Guitar Department.

14 Hours of instruction include on-screen demonstrations, with camera close-ups of both hands, as well as interactive duets and play-along segments so you can “sit in” with your instructor.

You will learn essential skills for playing lead and rhythm guitar, including:

  • scales
  • chord forms
  • accompaniment skills
  • guitar technique
  • voice-leading approaches
  • reading music notation


William Leavitt

William Leavitt was a long-time chair of Berklee’s Guitar Department, serving from 1965 to 1990. He had a profound influence…

Larry Baione

Larry Baione is chair of the Berklee College of Music Guitar Department. Baione has been a faculty member since 1974…