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