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