The Hal Leonard Guitar Method is designed for anyone just learning to play acoustic or electric guitar. It is based on years of teaching guitar students of all ages, and it also reflects some of the best guitar teaching ideas from around the world. This complete edition contains books 1, 2, and 3 bound together in one easy-to-use volume. Book 1 includes: Tuning; playing position; musical symbols; notes in first position; C, G, G7, D, D7, A7, and Em chords; rhythms through eighth notes; strumming and picking; 100 great songs, riffs, and examples; CD includes 47 full-band tracks for demonstration. Book 2 includes Am, Dm, A, E, F, and B7 Chords; power chords; fingerstyle chords; syncopations, dotted rhythms, and triplets; carter style solos; bass runs; pentatonic; improvising; tablature; 92 great songs, riffs and examples; notes in first and second position; CD includes 57 full-band tracks for demonstration or play along Book 3 includes The major, minor, pentatonic, and chromatic scales; sixteenth notes; barre chords; travis picking; drop d tuning; movable scales; notes in fifth position; slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and string bends; chord construction; gear; definitions for special guitar notation; 89 great songs, riffs and examples; CD includes 60 full-band tracks for demonstration or play along.