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