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