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post Nov 17 2008, 08:13 PM
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Just today, I checked out from the library a book called the William Leavitt Modern Method for Guitar. It's apparently been used in the Berklee College of Music guitar program. I'm just wondering if any of you GMC'ers have read or used this method before. Thanks.


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post Nov 17 2008, 08:23 PM
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Checking out some Amazon reviews on it. Seems like a good one...

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post Nov 17 2008, 08:28 PM
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Yeah, that's a great, classic book for theory, technique, reading, etc. A lot of the music is not exactly captivating from a modern perspective, but if you can force yourself to get through it, it will definitely pay off.

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Pedja Simovic
post Nov 17 2008, 09:35 PM
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QUOTE (Raph @ Nov 17 2008, 08:13 PM) *
Just today, I checked out from the library a book called the William Leavitt Modern Method for Guitar. It's apparently been used in the Berklee College of Music guitar program. I'm just wondering if any of you GMC'ers have read or used this method before. Thanks.


This is good book for total beginners as it starts from scratch. It has 3 volumes and is very in depth studies for scales and pieces , positions etc.
However, this book is not used in Guitar program at Berklee. Guitar department has so many different classes and none of them are designed for that book. Its up to Guitar instructor or Lab instructor to assign you exercises and pages from that book if he or she feels like it.
I have never had anybody from Berklee tell me to work from that book nor I heard anybody else doing work from it.
I consider that book just another in the Series of books published by Berklee press - and thats the only affiliation that I see smile.gif


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post Nov 17 2008, 11:35 PM
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Didn't have it but from reading reviews seems interesting..Its always good to have a theory book laying beside your bed so you can study while relaxing .. smile.gif

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