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