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