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