Alfred's Guitar 101, Book 1
An Exciting Group Course for Adults Who Want to Play Guitar for Fun!
By Martha Masters, with Tom Dempsey
Item: 00-42546
UPC: 038081475608
ISBN 10: 1470611317
ISBN 13: 9781470611316
PRICE: $29.99
Series: Alfred's Guitar 101
Category: Guitar Method or Supplement
Format: Comb Bound Book
Instrument: Guitar
Version: Comb Bound Book
This comprehensive approach to basic guitar skills includes varied repertoire, theory, detailed instruction about seating and hand position, standard music notation, an introduction to tablature, basic improvisation, and teaches both the pickstyle and fingerstyle techniques. Great for college non-music majors, continuing education classes, music dealer in-store programs, and group guitar classes at the middle and high school levels.

Book 1 contains 16 units, each with a variety of repertoire, exercises, and timed tests at the end. Unit 16 provides instructions for playing 11 hit songs. Students can cut out flashcards provided at the back of the book to use for home study. The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance.
Tips for Playing This Song
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Sweet Home Alabama
Tips for Playing This Song
Barre Chords
Alternative Left-Hand Fingering Choices
Challenge Exercise 1
Challenge Exercise 2
Theory: Major Scales
Sitting Position
Right-Hand Position: Fingerstyle
Jingle Bells
Ode to Joy No. 1
Theory: Intervals on Strings 1 and 2
Including Fretted Notes
Peer Gynt Suite
Study Piece 1
Tips for Playing This Song
Sheryl Crow: Strong Enough
Tips for Playing This Song
Unit 10: the 4th & 5th Strings
Fretted Notes on the 4th String
Amazing Grace No. 2
Right-Hand Position: Using a Pick
Notes on the Open Bass Strings
Tips for Learning New Exercises
Pickup Notes
Time Test 3
Unit 1: Introduction to Reading
Fundamentals of Reading Music: Pitch
Rhythm: Basic Note Values
Time Signatures
Tips for Playing the Following Exercises
Catalan Folksong
Tips for Playing the Following Piece
William Tell Overture
Bob Marley: Stir It Up
Tips for Playing This Song
Snow Patrol: Run
Tips for Playing This Song
Unit 8: Tablature & Shifting
Reading Tablature
Playing in Higher Positions
More Strumming Practice
Strategies for Learning Songs
America: A Horse with No Name
Using the Thumb and Fingers Together
Tips for Playing the Following Exercises
Challenge Exercises
Theory: Intervals on Open Strings 1-6
Unit 12: The 6th String
Fretted Notes on the 6th String
In the Style of Pipeline
Guitar Legends: Wes Montgomery
Sorcerer's Apprentice
Theory: Intervals on Open Strings 1-6
Tips for Playing the Following Pieces
Rhythmic Variations for Improvisation Line Shifting Tips
Time Test 2
Guitar Legends: Michael Hedges
Unit 4: Doublestops & Arpeggios
Reading and Playing More Than One Note at a Time
Theory: Minor Scales
Technique and Reading Music
New and Duplicate Notes on the First Three Strings
Tips for Playing This Song
Tips for Playing This Song
Learning to Play and Sing
Using a Capo
Tom Petty: Free Fallin'
Tips for Playing This Song
Maroon 5: Payphone
Theory: Building Chords
Time Test 6
Guitar Legends: Leo Kottke
Unit 9: Rest Stroke & Scales
Rest Stroke with the Fingers
Open Strings on the Guitar
Unit 2: Guitar Basics & Bass Strings
Note Review
The Eagles: Take It Easy
Additional Tips to Make Improvisation More Interesting
Blues in A
Blues in A
Time Test Answers
Unit 7: Steps & Accidentals
Whole Steps and Half Steps
Sharps and Flats
Guitar Fingerboard Chart
Chords and Songs
Unit 14: Strumming
Using Multiple Fingers Simultaneously
Guitar Legends: Stevie Ray Vaughan
Chords Introduced in This Book
Guitar Legends: Django Reinhardt
Guitar Legends: Eric Clapton
Playing on Adjacent Strings
Notes on the Open Treble Strings
Guitar Legends: Andrés Segovia
Unit 16: Improv Basics
Unit 5: The Left Hand
Left-Hand Position and Technique
Natural Notes on the 1st String
Natural Notes on the 2nd String
Challenge Exercise
Fretted Notes on the 5th String
Coldplay: Viva La Vida
Catalan Folksong
Fleetwood Mac/Dixie Chicks: Landslide
Unit 11: Key Signatures
Key Signatures
Ode to Joy No. 2
Free Stroke with the Fingers
Working Through the Improvisation Material
Blues for Three
Blues for Three
Note Collection for Improvisation
Melody from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
Catalan Folksong
Tips for Playing the Following Piece
Free Stroke with the Thumb
Guitar Legends: Chet Atkins
Ben E. King: Stand By Me
Theory: Intervals on Open Strings 4-6
Time Test 1
Guitar Legends: Jimi Hendrix
Unit 3: The Treble Strings
Tips for Playing This Song
John Lennon: Imagine
Tips for Playing This Song
Tips for Playing the Following Piece
Theory: Major Scales
Time Test 7
Guitar Legends: Joni Mitchell
Unit 6: Melodies & Chords
Natural Notes on the 3rd String
Theory: Minor Scales
Time Test 8
Guitar Legends: B. B. King
Unit 13: Slurs
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Enharmonic Equivalents
Sitting Position
Etude, Opus 60, No. 15
Theory: Major and Minor Chords
Introduction to Chords
When the Saints Go Marching In
Amazing Grace No. 1
Concerto in D
Tips for Playing This Piece
Theory: Building Chords
Time Test 4
Guitar Legends: Paco de Lucía
New Chords
Rules of Accidentals
Yankee Doodle Went to Town
Building Chords
Time Test 5
Strumming and Pick Technique
Unit 15: Chords & Songs
Reading Chord Charts
Tips for Playing Chords