Mel Bay's Modern Guitar Method is the world's premier method for learning modern plectrum/flatpick style Guitar. This method has stood the test of time and has been proven successful in building the theoretic and technical foundation needed to play in any style. All seven grades of this method are written in standard notation to encourage better sight reading. In Grade 1, the student guitarist will learn to play solos, duets, scales and chords in the keys of C, A minor, G and E minor. Even in Grade 1, the student is already exposed to the chord melody concept of Guitar performance. In addition an audio recording of the solos and studies and also a video recording are available with this books as downloads.