Alfred's Basic Guitar Method 1 (3rd Edition)
The Most Popular Method for Learning How to Play
By Morty Manus and Ron Manus
Item: 00-28227
UPC: 038081308036
ISBN 10: 0739047949
ISBN 13: 9780739047941
PRICE: $9.95
Series: Alfred's Basic Guitar Library
Category: Guitar Method or Supplement
Format: Book & Enhanced CD
Instrument: Guitar
Recognized for over 50 years as the best-paced and most comprehensive guitar method available, Alfred's Basic Guitar Method has introduced over 3 million beginners to the joy of playing guitar. This updated and expanded edition features a new layout, making it easier to read and learn. Now included are blues, country, folk, jazz, and rock styles, plus more pop songs! An enhanced CD is provided, and correlating theory, chord, and pop books ensure that you'll get everything you need from one complete method. Learning to play has never been easier or more fun than with Alfred's Basic Guitar Method---the first and best choice for today's beginning guitar students.

Book 1 covers how to hold your guitar, tuning your guitar, basics of reading music, notes on all six strings, chords, scales and songs, bass-chord accompaniments, duets, photos and diagrams, and acoustic and electric guitars. Titles: Singin' in the Rain * Take Me Home Country Roads * Over the Rainbow * Annie's Song * When the Saints Go Marching In.
Back to the '50s
Rockin' the Bach
Repeat Signs
Aura Lee
Introducing Chords
Chord Study No. 1
Buffalo Gals
The Major Scale
Key Signatures
Eighth Rests
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 1
Chord Study No. 2
Playing with E, F, G
Still More
No More
More Bass-Chord Accompaniments
Eighth Notes
Happy Birthday to You
Sharps, Flats, and Naturals
The Chromatic Scale
Chromatic Rock
Guitar Rock
Jingle Bells
Three-String C Chord
Ode to Joy
Quarter Rest
Rock 'n' Rhythm
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 2
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 3
Bill Bailey
La Bamba
Au clair de la lune
Three-String Rock
Over the Rainbow
Four-String D7 Chord
Four-Beat Blues
Amazing Grace
The Riddle Song
How to Hold Your Guitar
The Desert Song (Study in Counting)
The Parts of Your Guitar
Can-Can (duet)
Echo Waltz
Signs of Silence
Down Low
The Third String G
My Melancholy Baby
Sound-Off: How to Count Time
Eighth-Note Bounce
Hold Sign (Fermata)
The First String E
When the Saints Go Marching In (duet or trio)
Auld Lang Syne
Singin' in the Rain
Take Me Home, Country Roads
Two-Chord Rock
Love Somebody
Three-String G Chord
Dotted Quarter Notes
Three-String G7 Chord
Rockin' with G & C
Certificate of Promotion
Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built for Two)
Four-String G & G7 Chords
Laughing Polka
Good Night, Ladies
The Fifth String A
The Right Hand
The Left Hand
How to Tune Your Guitar to a Keyboard
Getting Acquainted with Music
Echo Rock
She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain
Four-String C Chord
Beautiful Brown Eyes
Annie's Song
Reuben, Reuben
Common Time
G Whiz
Bohemian Folk Song
Volga Boatmen
Peter Gray
Low-Down Rock
Boogie Style
Introducing High A
Rockin' in Dorian Mode
The Second String B
Two-String Rock
Walkin' Bass Rock
More Dynamic Signs
Pachelbel's Canon
Down in the Valley
Oh, Susanna
The Fourth String D
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Incomplete Measures
A-tisket, A-tasket
The Yellow Rose of Texas
The Sixth String E
Bottom to Top
Tempo Signs
Three-Tempo Rock
The Blue Danube Waltz
Bass-Chord Accompaniment