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