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A Modern Method For Guitar Vol 1: Lesson 1 - NOW on YouTube!

Hi Everybody!

I’m excited to announce the debut of a new video series on the Gables Guitar YouTube channel. This new video series is going to feature guitar exercises and etudes from the classic guitar method book: “A Modern Method For Guitar, Volume 1” by William Leavitt. I will record a short video for each (and EVERY) exercise in Volume 1.

If you haven’t already purchased this classic book, you can pick up a copy at Amazon.

I am recording these videos to help all of you students who are studying from “A Modern Method For Guitar, Volume 1”. My recommendation is that you try and play along with these videos during your practice time. Hopefully playing along with these videos will be a lot like practicing with me. It should be a really excellent and fun way to ensure that you do these exercises so you can continue to progress in your guitar playing.

Here is a link to the video playlist for LESSON 1.

I’m working on the videos from subsequent lessons and I will be releasing the LESSON 2 playlist very soon!

What’s great about having the videos on YouTube is that you can access them from anywhere on your smartphone, so hopefully this makes it easy for you to use these videos during your practice time.

There will be a LOT of videos in this series (about 20 per Lesson)! I’ll post some updates here on the blog as each chapter is released. You can also subscribe to the Gables Guitar YouTube Channel to stay up-to-date on this and other video series I’m working on.

To get the most out of the LESSON 1 videos, try to keep in mind the following:

You MUST allow your technique all the time it needs to develop. What this book calls “Lesson 1” can require 1 – 2 MONTHS for experienced guitar students to get a handle on. I don’t even introduce this book to students unless they’ve been playing for over a year. You will progress FAR more quickly if you limit yourself to 3 or 4 videos per week. Just repeat those 3 or 4 until you can consistently play along with all the videos comfortably and perfectly. There is no way to cram these skills. There is no substitute for putting in 15 – 30 min a day (EVERY DAY) for many consecutive weeks. This is precisely the challenge that separates skilled guitarists from the dreamers.

Good luck and I hope playing along with these videos encourages you to practice these exercises! And I’m looking forward to seeing all of you at our next lesson!

-Brian