A Modern Method for Guitar, by William Leavitt, is one of the world's most popular guitar methods. It is the basic text for Berklee College of Music's guitar program. It has stood the test of time and earned a vast and loyal following of dedicated guitar students and instructors for over forty years.
This instructional video from Warner Brothers teaches beginning guitarists how to play four popular alternative rock songs: "I Will Buy You a New Life" by Everclear; "Iris" by Goo Goo Dolls; "Shine" by Collective Soul; and "You" by Candlebox. Hosted by professional guitarist Tommy Anthony, SongXpress: Modern Rock for Guitar, Vol. 1 covers all the chords, riffs, and guitar patterns that form the foundation of these modern rock mainstays.
Modern Method is far more than a guitar course–as the name implies, it's a completely modern new method for playing the guitar. Although Modern Method has been created by one of the great jazz guitarists of our time, the techniques Frank Vignola shares here are highly applicable to any style of guitar playing. The principles and concepts work as well for rock and metal as they do for the most complex jazz.