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Resources and suggested text

    Once I evaluate a students playing level, goals and particular needs I may recommend a number of resources that will help them progress. 
Below is a list some books I commonly use. 

Suggested text books for teens and adults

Hal Leonard Guitar Method - Blues Guitar by Greg Koch http://www.amazon.com/Hal-Leonard-Guitar-Method-Blues/dp/0634033891

All About Guitar: A fun and simple guide to playing guitar (Hal Leonard) http://www.amazon.com/All-About-Guitar-Simple-Playing/dp/1423408152

The Beatles for Acoustic Guitar (Guitar Recorded Versions) http://www.amazon.com/Beatles-Acoustic-Edition-Recorded-Versions/dp/0793515416

Beginning Jazz Guitar: The Complete Jazz Guitar Method by Jody Fisher

Jamey Aebersold (Play-Along Series) http://www.jazzbooks.com/mm5/#

Guitar World Magazine http://www.guitarworld.com

***The "Amazing Slow Downer" is an extremely useful tool that gives you the ability to slow down, loop or change the pitch of a recording you're learning. You can get the App for iPhones or iPads (for $14.99) and also can download it here: http://www.ronimusic.com/slowdown.htm

For young children (10-13 years old)

Guitar for Kids for ages 5-9 (Hal Leonard Guitar Method)  http://www.amazon.com/Guitar-Kids-Leonard-Method-Songbooks/dp/1423464214/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1446056585&sr=8-5&keywords=childrens+guitar+method

Kids Guitar Course Book 1 (Book and Enhanced CD)  http://www.amazon.com/Kids-Guitar-Course-Enhanced-Courses/dp/0882849891/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1446056585&sr=8-2&keywords=childrens+guitar+method

Online music supply sites

American Musical Supply http://www.americanmusical.com
Elderly Music http://elderly.com

Guitar Repair
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