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