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