A Modern Method for Guitar: Rock Songbook – Volume 1

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  • Suggested Retail Price: $17.99
  • Format: Book/CD
  • Pages: 104
  • Dimensions: 9 x 12
  • ISBN: 0-87639-119-6
  • SKU: 50449624
  • Publication Date: June 29, 2012

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Play great rock while you learn from one of the most revered guitar methods of all time!

These songs map directly to the lessons of William Leavitt’s Modern Method for Guitar Vol. 1, the basic guitar text at Berklee College of Music. Carefully overseen by Scotty Johnson of Berklee’s Guitar Department, these arrangements are crafted to Leavitt’s time-proven approach, giving you the chance to apply what you learn to the music of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Santana and many others. The accompanying CD demonstrates all tunes and offers play-along tracks for practicing the duets.

Songs include:

  • Are You Gonna Go My Way
  • Beast of Burden
  • Born On the Bayou
  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • Day Tripper
  • Interstate Love Song
  • La Bamba
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb
  • My Girl
  • Oye Como Va
  • Pinball Wizard
  • Smooth
  • Sunshine of Your Love
  • Up Around the Bend
  • Wonderwall


Scotty Johnson

Scotty Johnson is an associate professor of guitar at Berklee College of Music. He compiled and helped oversee the production…

William Leavitt

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