Alfred's Basic Guitar Method 1 (3rd Edition)
The Most Popular Method for Learning How to Play
By Morty Manus and Ron Manus
Item: 00-28374
UPC: 038081309248
ISBN 10: 0739048880
ISBN 13: 9780739048887
PRICE: $19.95
Series: Alfred's Basic Guitar Library
Category: Guitar Method or Supplement
Format: Book & DVD
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! A DVD with iPod-compatible video is provided for the visual learner, 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.
Chord Study No. 1
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 2
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 3
Bill Bailey
La Bamba
Dotted Quarter Notes
Chord Study No. 2
Three-String C Chord
Ode to Joy
Quarter Rest
G Whiz
Eighth-Note Bounce
Down Low
Still More
No More
Sound-Off: How to Count Time
The Second String B
Walkin' Bass Rock
More Dynamic Signs
Pachelbel's Canon
Sharps, Flats, and Naturals
The Chromatic Scale
Chromatic Rock
My Melancholy Baby
Beautiful Brown Eyes
Guitar Rock
Jingle Bells
Incomplete Measures
A-tisket, A-tasket
The Yellow Rose of Texas
The Sixth String E
Two-String Rock
Annie's Song
Over the Rainbow
Can-Can (duet)
Singin' in the Rain
Take Me Home, Country Roads
Certificate of Promotion
Three-String G7 Chord
Two-Chord Rock
Love Somebody
Three-String G Chord
Rockin' with G & C
Down in the Valley
Oh, Susanna
The Fourth String D
Hold Sign (Fermata)
Reuben, Reuben
Common Time
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Bohemian Folk Song
Good Night, Ladies
Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built for Two)
Four-String G & G7 Chords
The Parts of Your Guitar
How to Hold Your Guitar
The Right Hand
Echo Rock
She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain
Four-String C Chord
How to Tune Your Guitar to a Keyboard
Getting Acquainted with Music
The First String E
Playing with E, F, G
More Bass-Chord Accompaniments
Eighth Notes
Happy Birthday to You
The Third String G
Au clair de la lune
Three-String Rock
Four-String D7 Chord
Four-Beat Blues
Amazing Grace
Rockin' the Bach
Back to the '50s
Repeat Signs
Aura Lee
Introducing Chords
The Major Scale
Key Signatures
Eighth Rests
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 1
Rock 'n' Rhythm
Auld Lang Syne
Echo Waltz
Signs of Silence
The Desert Song (Study in Counting)
Boogie Style
Introducing High A
Rockin' in Dorian Mode
Low-Down Rock
Bass-Chord Accompaniment
Bottom to Top
Tempo Signs
Three-Tempo Rock
The Blue Danube Waltz
The Riddle Song
The Left Hand
When the Saints Go Marching In (duet or trio)
Buffalo Gals
Laughing Polka
The Fifth String A
Volga Boatmen
Peter Gray