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