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