Alfred's Basic Guitar Method 1 (3rd Edition)
The Most Popular Method for Learning How to Play
By Morty Manus and Ron Manus
Item: 00-33304
UPC: 038081308029
ISBN 10: 0739047930
ISBN 13: 9780739047934
PRICE: $6.99
Series: Alfred's Basic Guitar Library
Category: Guitar Method or Supplement
Format: Book
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! New DVDs with iPod-compatible video are now available 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 Second String B
Sharps, Flats, and Naturals
Jingle Bells
Four-String D7 Chord
Signs of Silence
Three-String Rock
Buffalo Gals
Down in the Valley
Oh, Susanna
The Fourth String D
G Whiz
Back to the '50s
Repeat Signs
Aura Lee
The Major Scale
Key Signatures
Eighth Rests
The Blue Danube Waltz
Chord Study No. 1
Chord Study No. 2
Three-String C Chord
Ode to Joy
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 2
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 3
Bill Bailey
La Bamba
Quarter Rest
Dotted Quarter Notes
Introducing Chords
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 1
Down Low
Bottom to Top
Tempo Signs
Three-Tempo Rock
Rockin' with G & C
Bohemian Folk Song
Good Night, Ladies
Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built for Two)
The Sixth String E
Four-String G & G7 Chords
Three-String G Chord
Rock 'n' Rhythm
Three-String G7 Chord
Two-Chord Rock
Love Somebody
Certificate of Promotion
Auld Lang Syne
Singin' in the Rain
Take Me Home, Country Roads
Hold Sign (Fermata)
Reuben, Reuben
Common Time
Laughing Polka
The Fifth String A
Volga Boatmen
The Third String G
Au clair de la lune
Four-Beat Blues
Amazing Grace
Rockin' the Bach
Walkin' Bass Rock
More Dynamic Signs
Pachelbel's Canon
Annie's Song
Still More
No More
Sound-Off: How to Count Time
Two-String Rock
Beautiful Brown Eyes
Guitar Rock
The Chromatic Scale
Chromatic Rock
My Melancholy Baby
Over the Rainbow
Playing with E, F, G
Eighth-Note Bounce
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
How to Tune Your Guitar to a Keyboard
Getting Acquainted with Music
The First String E
Eighth Notes
Happy Birthday to You
Low-Down Rock
Boogie Style
Introducing High A
The Riddle Song
Incomplete Measures
A-tisket, A-tasket
The Yellow Rose of Texas
Bass-Chord Accompaniment
Can-Can (duet)
Echo Waltz
The Left Hand
More Bass-Chord Accompaniments
Rockin' in Dorian Mode
When the Saints Go Marching In (duet or trio)
The Parts of Your Guitar
The Desert Song (Study in Counting)
Echo Rock
She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain
Four-String C Chord
How to Hold Your Guitar
The Right Hand
Peter Gray