Alfred's Basic Guitar Method 1 (3rd Edition)
The Most Popular Method for Learning How to Play
By Morty Manus and Ron Manus
Item: 00-39209
UPC: 038081437705
ISBN 10: 0739088262
ISBN 13: 9780739088265
PRICE: $24.99
Series: Alfred's Basic Guitar Library
Category: Guitar Method or Supplement
Format: Book, DVD & Enhanced CD (Browsable)
Instrument: Guitar
Recognized for over 50 years as the best-paced and most comprehensive guitar method available, Alfred's Basic Guitar Method, Book 1 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 has been added 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 can be used for acoustic or electric guitar and covers how to hold your guitar, tuning, the basics of reading music, the notes on all six strings, chords, scales, songs, bass-chord accompaniments, and duets. Titles: Singin' in the Rain * Take Me Home Country Roads * Over the Rainbow * Annie's Song * When the Saints Go Marching In.
Ode to Joy
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 1
The Riddle Song
Incomplete Measures
A-tisket, A-tasket
The Yellow Rose of Texas
Rockin' in Dorian Mode
Guitar Rock
Annie's Song
The First String E
When the Saints Go Marching In (duet or trio)
More Bass-Chord Accompaniments
Eighth Notes
Playing with E, F, G
Still More
No More
Happy Birthday to You
Sound-Off: How to Count Time
The Blue Danube Waltz
The Second String B
Eighth-Note Bounce
The Parts of Your Guitar
Bass-Chord Accompaniment
Can-Can (duet)
Echo Waltz
How to Hold Your Guitar
Signs of Silence
Hold Sign (Fermata)
Laughing Polka
Low-Down Rock
Down Low
Bottom to Top
Tempo Signs
Three-Tempo Rock
Reuben, Reuben
Common Time
G Whiz
Love Somebody
La Bamba
Dotted Quarter Notes
Auld Lang Syne
Singin' in the Rain
Take Me Home, Country Roads
Three-String G Chord
Rockin' with G & C
Down in the Valley
Oh, Susanna
Certificate of Promotion
The Fourth String D
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Boogie Style
Introducing High A
The Sixth String E
Walkin' Bass Rock
More Dynamic Signs
Pachelbel's Canon
Two-String Rock
Beautiful Brown Eyes
Introducing Chords
Chord Study No. 1
Chord Study No. 2
Three-String C Chord
The Major Scale
Key Signatures
Eighth Rests
Quarter Rest
Rock 'n' Rhythm
Three-String G7 Chord
Two-Chord Rock
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 2
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 3
Bill Bailey
Bohemian Folk Song
Good Night, Ladies
Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built for Two)
Four-String G & G7 Chords
The Fifth String A
Volga Boatmen
Peter Gray
Jingle Bells
Sharps, Flats, and Naturals
The Third String G
Au clair de la lune
The Chromatic Scale
Chromatic Rock
My Melancholy Baby
The Right Hand
The Left Hand
How to Tune Your Guitar to a Keyboard
Getting Acquainted with Music
The Desert Song (Study in Counting)
Echo Rock
She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain
Four-String C Chord
Three-String Rock
Over the Rainbow
Back to the '50s
Repeat Signs
Four-String D7 Chord
Four-Beat Blues
Amazing Grace
Rockin' the Bach
Aura Lee
Buffalo Gals