Take your guitar teaching to a new level! Hal Leonard's top-selling comprehensive method for band and strings is now also available for guitar. With the time-tested classroom teaching methods of Will Schmid and Bob Morris, popular songs in a variety of styles, and quality demonstration and backing tracks on the accompanying audio that is available for download or streaming online, Essential Elements for Guitar is sure to become a staple of guitar teachers' instruction - and get beginning guitar students off to a great start. This method has been designed to meet the National Standards for Music Education, with features such as cross-curricular activities, quizzes, multicultural songs, basic improvisation and more. Concepts covered in Book 1 include: getting started; basic music theory; guitar chords; notes on each string; music history; ensemble playing; performance spotlights; and much more! Songs used in Book 1 include such hits as: Dust in the Wind Â· Eleanor Rigby Â· Every Breath You Take Â· Hey Jude Â· Hound Dog Â· Let It Be Â· Ode to Joy Â· Rock Around the Clock Â· Stand By Me Â· Surfin' USA Â· Sweet Home Chicago Â· This Land Is Your Land Â· You Really Got Me Â· and more!