Guitar 1 Start Out Jammin’
Guitar 1 – Beginner Guitar Instruction!
$19.95 – Beginner Guitar Book & Online Videos
Teach Yourself Chords & Scales – Start Out Jammin’!
Learn To Master The Basics
Helps You Reach Your Goals!
What’s Included in this Beginner Guitar Method Book
FREE Online Educational Videos
A Note From The Publisher – Jerry Jennings
“…explains each lesson, and is relaxed and easy to follow.”
When we had the opportunity to review this music curriculum in our homeschool, I jumped at the chance. You see, my teenaged son had just come to me and said he wanted to learn to play guitar. What a great time to put this book/DVD, designed for the total beginner, to the test! Jerry Jennings (guitar instructor of 20+ years and creator of this program) promises that if we will do our part by getting out the guitar and book and popping in the DVD, he will do the rest! He also promises that if the student will just commit to getting started, he will get them to the point where they are having fun with music. It wasn’t long before my son was there! Beginning with the very basic parts of the guitar (acoustic and electric), this book goes on to cover note and rest values, chords, rhythmic notation, and how to tune the instrument. The interactive DVD explains each lesson, and it is relaxed and easy to follow. Mr. Jennings is an excellent instructor, calling out each chord and note as the student follows along. He gives plenty of time for each new step and shows diagrams to further explain chords and finger placement. The idea is to learn rhythmic notation, an easier task, instead of standard notation, which can come later. The book has some quizzes, and several songs for practice. The best part is that you can watch each segment as many times as you wish! We have been very pleased with our son s progress on his electric guitar, and he has continued to pursue it. We’re looking into the rest of the books that Mr. Jennings has to offer. It is a blessing to have an instructor right there at the touch of a DVD remote! This program is also very reasonably priced at only $17.95. I would highly recommend it to anyone, child or adult, who is interested in playing the guitar and is eager to get past the beginner stage quickly and get right to the jamming. —Product review by Amy Christy, The Old Schoolhouse ® Magazine, LLC
“They are short enough to allow the kids to master and gain confidence.”
I spent a few hours working through both Guitar 1 Start Out Jammin’ and Classic Rock Rudiments for Lead Guitar books/DVD in the last couple of days. I really enjoyed the tunes and the DVD in Guitar 1. I really like the repeats – a lot of books have good tunes but the tracks don’t last very long & it is annoying to constantly have to hit replay & wait for a click or an intro again. I enjoyed seeing different kids playing along with the tracks. Classic Rock Rudiments has a lot of super material. Very well explained and demonstrated on the DVD. For the non-guitarist classroom teacher this has terrific material for them to learn before teaching the kids & the video demos really help. I love the “Groove” concept and would love to see more of those – I really liked the idea of shifting them to different tonal centers in the repetitions. They are short enough to allow the kids to master and gain confidence. I would really dig a whole book of these types of things in various styles & tempos. I am a big believer in using as many different materials as I can get my hands on. I would not hesitate to add a class set of these books to put into rotation with my classes. I enjoyed your stuff & will be sure to use it in Teaching Guitar Workshop this summer. —Bob Denney, Canadian Representative for Teaching Guitar Workshop / Clinician
“…when I brought this book home – they haven’t stopped playing it.”
I spoke with you at the Modesto Conference and bought the Guitar 1 book for my boys (10,12,15). I’m the one with the seven children (6-boys, 1-girl). My sister had picked up a guitar ($5) at a garage sale, and when I brought this book home- they haven’t stopped playing it. Your book/DVD are great! Thanks for doing what you do – if you’re ever in our neck of the woods – my kids would love to meet you all and I’d love to serve you a meal. Thanks again. –Kathy