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