Alfred's Basic Guitar Method

THE ROCK METHOD

Alfred's Basic Rock Guitar Method 1

Covers left- and right-hand technique, basics of reading music, chords and strum patterns, power chords and blues patterns, licks and melodies in the styles of some of the greatest rock artists, and an authentic arrangement of the main riffs from Led Zeppelin's "Good Times Bad Times."

THE GUITAR METHOD

Alfred's Basic Guitar Method, Book 1

Covers how to hold the guitar, tuning the guitar, basics of reading music, notes on all six strings, chords, scales, bass-chord accompaniment, and duets. Songs include Singin’ in the Rain • Take Me Home Country Roads • Over The Rainbow • and more.

Alfred's Basic Guitar Method, Book 2

Covers new notes, chords and scales, syncopation, 6/8 Time, triplets, bass solos with chord accompaniments, solos and duets. Songs include This Land Is Your Land • The Entertainer • St. Louis Blues • Guitar Boogie • and more.

Alfred's Basic Guitar Method, Book 3

Covers sixteenth notes, arpeggios, the doo-wop style, slides, bends, hammer-ons, pull-offs, diminished and augmented chords, solos and duets. Songs include Scarborough Fair • The Sloop “John B.” • The House of the Rising Sun • and more.

Alfred's Basic Guitar Method, Complete (Revised Edition)

Everything covered in Books 1-3 in one easy-to-use volume.


THEORY

Alfred's Basic Guitar Theory, 1 & 2

Covers note and rhythm reading, scales, chords and progressions. Use this book alone or with any method.


SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

Alfred's Basic Guitar Pop Songs, 1 & 2

Packed with great songs from Green Day, The Rolling Stones, Eagles, Lennon & McCartney, and more!

Alfred's Basic Guitar Chord Chart

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Alfred's Basic Guitar Chord Dictionary

Over 2,000 chord fingerings!

Alfred's Basic Guitar Scales & Modes

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Alfred’s Basic Guitar Music Writing Book

8 staves, plus blank chord frames and neck diagrams. 48 pages

THE BASS METHOD

Alfred's Basic Bass Method, Book 1

Covers how to hold your bass, tuning, right-hand and left-hand technique, basics of reading, notes on all four strings, scales, licks, and songs, how to read TAB, playing slides and accents, and photos and diagrams.

Alfred's Basic Bass Method, Book 2

Covers triplets, 6/8 and 12/8 time, new notes and scales, how to create their own bass lines, dynamics, hammer-ons and pull-offs, the blues, slap and pop technique, and licks in the styles of famous bass players.

Alfred's Basic Bass Method, Complete

Everything covered in Books 1-2 in one easy-to-use volume.

Alfred's Basic Bass Scales & Modes

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