Item description for Guitar Worship - Method Book 1: Learn to Play by Strumming Praise Songs (Guitar Educational) by Heckman Garth & Garth Heckman...
(Guitar Educational). We are very proud to present the first guitar method ever targeted towards church musicians If you're an aspiring acoustic or electric guitarist who wants to sing and play songs in praise of God, then this book/CD pack is a must-have. You'll learn: chords, strum patterns, 24 great songs, how to read music, how to tune your guitar, how to change strings, and much more As an added bonus, it also features a special section on how to lead contemporary worship. The companion CD features 87 tracks, including tuning notes and 24 songs. No prior musical experience is required to use this book.
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Studio: Hal Leonard Corporation
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.16" Width: 6.16" Height: 0.22" Weight: 0.47 lbs.
Release Date Feb 25, 2003
Publisher EMI- CMG DISTRIBUTION #36
ISBN 0634039008 ISBN13 0073999956818 UPC 073999956818
Reviews - What do customers think about Guitar Worship - Method Book 1: Learn to Play by Strumming Praise Songs (Guitar Educational)?
not so much Aug 18, 2006
Sadly, this is not what i thought it was. If you know anything about guitaring, or even the basic chords, this is not for you. None of the songs are ones known, and it can be hard to catch the strumming on the practice songs.. Overall, not somthing iwould recommend
No more lame strum patterns Dec 14, 2004
This book is great. I bought it about 6-9 months ago along with a couple of other guitar books. When I first looked through it, I thought it was a bit basic for my needs. Thank God I took the time to pick it up again the other day. This book doesn't just teach you chords, it teaches you how to PLAY those chords. Not just STRUM STRUM STRUM, but actual strum patterns. This makes a HUGE difference in your musicianship.
I see this is called "Book 1" and don't see a book 2, I sure hope one is in the works.
Drawback? The only thing is, you probably won't recognize any of the original worship songs in the book. But that's OK... learn what's in there and apply it to the songs you love and you'll be thrilled with your ability to play.
This ISN'T just for people who want to learn worship music. If you're not a Christian, this book will still benefit you greatly. Pick it up and start getting better now.
Excellent book for EXTREME beginners Sep 13, 2003
First off, I'd like to say don't buy this if you already know a few chords. This book is for people who have never strummed a guitar before and in that capacity it is a great resource. This book teaches you how to tune your guitar, restring your guitar and basic methods on how to make chords work for you. The CD that comes with it helps you listen to see if what you're playing is correct which is very helpful for people just starting out or for the tone-deaf among us. You also learn what power chords are, which if you have an electric guitar, these are fun to play with. I would highly recommend this for those just starting out playing the guitar.
But if you're like me and you already know a decent many chords and only want a book that teaches you various modern worship songs, don't buy this. Most of these worship songs I've never even heard of.
So all in all, an excellent resource for those who have never taken a lesson, and don't know what a chord is.
WOW - Immediate Success Dec 3, 2002
I hate books that tie you up with notes and technical stuff. This book was totally different! With in the first day I was playing praise and worship songs that rock! I just started playing guitar and this has been the biggest help so far out of all my books, tapes etc... I also have started to write my own songs using this book. It is a must for anyone like me who wants to get a jump start and not have to jump hurdles.
The Best Worship Book EVER... Nov 30, 2002
Garth Heckman is a musicical genious!!! This book explores the best of contempory worship. The instructions are easy to follow and connsiderbly easy to do. The section on leading contempory worship is just amazing...For anyone considering being a worship leader this is a must... or for anyone just learning how to pick up a guitar. Plus he the best looking guitar teacher I have ever seen...SHARP