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To Reach Your Goals, You Need: Music Fundamentals  +  Clear Structure  +  Accountability

There are great videos, books, and websites for guitarists of all levels, but none of them can address your specific needs and goals better than a good guitar teacher. Most guitar teachers recommend a method book to their students, but the most popular books are boring and not very effective. “The Guitar Lesson Companion” method book series takes teachers and their students seriously, and it’s fun to use because it makes it easy to learn the skills you need to play the music you love.

Get More Out of Your Guitar Lessons and More Out of Your Guitar

I wrote “The Guitar Lesson Companion” Method Books to help students get more out of their guitar lessons and to help teachers save time and be more effective in their studios. These books offer a clear, flexible, and progressive structure with plenty of good sounding exercises, which help students reach their goals faster than ever before.

What’s Your Goal?

Whether you have a guitar teacher who is always asking you what you want to learn each lesson, you prefer learning on your own using a book and videos with occasional lessons, or you’d like to take weekly lessons with me in Seattle or via Skype/FaceTime, pick up your copy of “The Guitar Lesson Companion” method book series today and enjoy the process of learning the skills you need to play your best.

Which book is right for you?

The Guitar Lesson Companion, Volume One

The Guitar Lesson Companion, Volume Two

  • Switch between popular chords fast and clearly
  • Understand college music theory concepts
  • Add new rhythms and grooves
  • Spice up your rhythm guitar with practical triad inversions
  • Get a solid introduction to music theory on guitar
  • Master the chord tones (arpeggios) in all positions, all keys
  • Learn how to read music and develop good technique
  • Use a clear, progressive structure to master the design of the guitar
  • Solo using patterns from the CAGED system (with the jam CD)
  • Play walking bass lines, quartal harmony, altered chords and resolutions
  • Know how to figure out what key a song is in, or write songs in specific keys
  • Train your ears while improvising with 8+ hours of backing tracks

 

GET THE METHOD BOOKS DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR!
(U.S. Domestic Addresses)

The Guitar Lesson Companion, Volume One Free with $35 Donation
The Guitar Lesson Companion, Volume Two Free with $40 Donation
Both Book & CD Packages Free with $70 Donation

All books are mailed from the United States Post Office in a Priority Mailer, so most people receive their packages in 2-3 business days. You’ll receive an email when your donation has been processed and your package is on its way. Questions on International Donations? Email: LeadCatPress@gmail.com

Seattle Residents, buy your books at: The Guitar StoreDusty StringsEmerald City Guitarsor The Seattle University Bookstore  (Retail Prices = Volume One: $30, Volume Two: $35)

 

“The Guitar Lesson Companion” is used by teachers and students in over 10 countries, including faculty at Berklee College of Music. If your guitar teacher isn’t teaching you these skills, your music education isn’t complete.

 

Susan Palmer teaches jazz, blues, and rock guitar styles in Seattle and via webcam. Since 2006, she has been the guitar instructor at Seattle University, in 2010 she created and started teaching The Rock Project at Cornish College of the Arts, and in 2016, she became the music teacher at Seattle Girls School. Palmer wrote The Guitar Lesson Companion Method Book Series which is used by teachers and students in over 10 countries, including faculty at Berklee College of Music. Her extensive collection of lesson videos and jam tracks are available for free on YouTube and she also teaches private lessons online via webcam to students all over the world. Palmer’s current and former students perform at these Seattle venues: The Comet, The High Dive, Skylark, Neumos, The Hard Rock Cafe, Chop Suey, The Tractor Tavern, The Rendezvous, The Sorrento Hotel, The Crocodile, The Mix, Cafe Racer, The Edgewater Hotel, The Sunset, and other private events.

Fellow Guitar Teachers: Let’s meet via Skype / FaceTime to see if this series is right for your students. Meet me in The Teachers’ Lounge