This is a guitar chord method book I developed. There is no other book like this on the market. With this method you will be shown an easy way to understanding the guitar just like the professionals do.

You can purchase this book at  Leithold Music, and Instrument Repair of La Crosse,

If you're not a local resident of the La Crosse Wisconsin area you can purchase the book through Amazon or PayPal. 

$14.95 + S/H




 As a young guitar student learning the basic chords on the guitar, I spent many hours trying to memorize chord shapes.  I also spent a lot of time looking them up on a chord chart or a chord dictionary.  
  Later on, as an advanced jazz guitar student, I was taught guitar chord systems that enabled me to make any chord easily. Unfortunately, there was no such method for the beginning guitar student. In many ways, it was more difficult to learn the basic chords on the guitar, then it was to learn the advanced chord systems. 

 Like most guitar teachers, I taught guitar chords by giving my students many pages of  chord diagrams with the expectation that the student  memorize all the given chords. This method of teaching chords is labor intensive and discourages the beginning guitar student. 

 Using my knowledge of jazz guitar and piano chord systems, I began an eight year journey to create a new way to teach and understand the beginning chords on the guitar. My new chord system requires minimal memorization, about 80% less. The students also learn and understand chords on the guitar in a visual way. 

  Today. I have a studio full of guitar student who are in, or have completed my chord method book . These students can make and play all the basic and intermediate chords on demand.

  As a student learns this chord method, they will play 35 traditional songs, with easy to follow sheet music, a notated strumming pattern and a play along CD. No boring exercises


Alberta, Let your Hair Hang Low 
Amazing Grace 
Auld Lang Syne 
Aura Lee 
Backwater Blues 
Beautiful Dreamer 
Come, Missa Tallyman 
Corinna, Corinna 
Danny Boy 
Down In The Valley 
Drunken Sailor 
Foggy Dew 
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 
Good Morning Blues 
Happy Birthday 
I Gave My Love A Cherry 
Jingle Bells 
Joshua Fought The Battle of Jericho 
Joyful, Joyful 
Oh My Darling Clementine 
Oh Susanna 
Red River Valley 
Saint James Infirmary 
Silent Night 
Snake Charmer 
St. Louis Blues 
This Old Man 
This Train 
Tom Dooley 
Volga Boatman 
Waltzing Matilda 
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Will The Circle Be Unbroken