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