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Learn & Master Guitar The Song Hits - On Sale!

Sunday, August 21, 2011
After more than 6 months of hard work, we're almost ready to release the newest product for Legacy Learning Systems. Learn & Master Guitar The Song Hits will be a supplement to the Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar course (although it can stand alone as well!).

Check it out:

The Song Hits

The Overview:
People learn guitar through songs. That's how I learned.

My teacher taught me songs every week, songs adjusted to my ability level - introducing guitar concepts alongside their immediate application in real music.

When I created the original Learn & Master Guitar course we used public domain songs. So, for example in Session 2 of the guitar course you start out with songs like Jingle Bells and Ode to Joy.

In the Song Hits course, I think it is wonderful that you can also now be learning more familiar songs like "Bye, Bye, Love" by the Everly Brothers and "I Fought the Law" by the Clash (Those are the actual two songs for Session 2 in the Song Hits course).

Playing familiar songs not only teaches the mechanics of playing but also it adds now the dimension of training your ear since your ear knows what it should sound like - if you hit a wrong note, your ear can help guide you to the correct note.

The songs are arranged to correlate with the topic and skill level a particular session in the Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar Course.

For example, in Session 10 on Fingerstyle, the Song Hits course teaches "Yesterday" by the Beatles and "If" by Bread - both of which feature Fingerstyle accompaniment patterns.

There is 20-30 minutes of instruction and demonstration for each of the songs filling up 10 DVDs worth of HD video material.

I first give a short intro to the song (it's history, or what I'm trying to teach you from it), then I teach you the song, then there is a performance of the song so that you can see exactly what you need to play.

I arranged each song to match the skill level of the session. In the earlier sessions you will get single note melodies and chords.

In the later sessions, I painstakingly transcribed out the song exactly as it was originally played. (Not some inaccurate TAB arrangement downloaded off the internet. I listened to the original recordings, found videos of the song being performed live and wrote my arrangements from there.)

The Song Hits Book will be 120+ pages featuring music written in standard notation and tablature. It will include a physical book, not a PDF download.

I tried to include songs from a variety of time periods, styles, and genres. I deliberately chose classic songs with a broad appeal that have stood the test of time. 

Here are the songs we used...

Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar
You Got It - Roy Orbison
Bye, Bye Love - Everly Brothers
I Fought the Law - The Clash
Eye of the Tiger
Tennessee Waltz
AllI have to do is Dream - Everly Brothers
Chattahoochee - Alan Jackson
Cold, Cold, Heart - Hank Williams
Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Silver Bells
Crazy - Patsy Cline
Day Tripper - Beatles
Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Moon River
Release Me
Ain't Nothin' Bout You - Brooks & Dunn
Yesterday - Beatles
If - Bread
You're the One that I Want
Limbo Rock
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Friends in Low Places - Garth Brooks
Baby Elephant Walk
Spooky - Atlanta Rhythm Section
Mission Impossible
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Come Together - Beatles
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
Black Horse & the Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall
Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
Good Clean Fun - Allman Brothers Band
Takin' Care of Business - Bachman Turner Overdrive
Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Duke Ellington
Satin Doll - Duke Ellington
Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley & the Comets
Dixieland Delight - Alabama
Mona Lisa - Nat King Cole
Don't Know Why - Norah Jones

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