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