$29.99
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.
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Guitar Legends: Joni Mitchell
Unit 6: Melodies & Chords
Natural Notes on the 3rd String
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Guitar Legends: B. B. King
Unit 13: Slurs
Slurs
Concerto in D
Introduction to Chords
Waltz
Time Test 3
Time Test 8
Using the Thumb and Fingers Together
In the Style of Pipeline
Melodie
Peer Gynt Suite
Allegretto
Left-Hand Position and Technique
Natural Notes on the 1st String
Natural Notes on the 2nd String
Unit 5: The Left Hand
Tips for Playing the Following Piece
Guitar Legends: Jimi Hendrix
Unit 3: The Treble Strings
Notes on the Open Treble Strings
Free Stroke with the Fingers
Time Test 7
Guitar Legends: Andrés Segovia
Unit 11: Key Signatures
Key Signatures
Working Through the Improvisation Material
Blues for Three
Blues for Three
Note Collection for Improvisation
Reading Tablature
Playing in Higher Positions
Shifting
New and Duplicate Notes on the First Three Strings
Strategies for Learning Songs
America: A Horse with No Name
Tips for Playing This Song
Bob Marley: Stir It Up
Tips for Playing the Following Exercises
Tips for Playing This Song
Note Review
Unit 9: Rest Stroke & Scales
Learning to Play and Sing
Fleetwood Mac/Dixie Chicks: Landslide
Tips for Playing This Song
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Sweet Home Alabama
Tips for Playing This Song
Rest Stroke with the Fingers
Catalan Folksong
Alternative Left-Hand Fingering Choices
Challenge Exercise 1
Unit 2: Guitar Basics & Bass Strings
Terminology
Open Strings on the Guitar
Fingerings
Guitar Legends: Michael Hedges
Theory: Minor Scales
Chords Introduced in This Book
Foreword
Catalan Folksong
Tips for Playing the Following Piece
William Tell Overture
Snow Patrol: Run
Tips for Playing This Song
The Eagles: Take It Easy
Guitar Legends: Django Reinhardt
Guitar Fingerboard Chart
Unit 7: Steps & Accidentals
Whole Steps and Half Steps
Sharps and Flats
Enharmonic Equivalents
Chords and Songs
Unit 14: Strumming
Sitting Position
Strumming and Pick Technique
Tips for Learning New Exercises
Pickup Notes
Challenge Exercise
Theory: Intervals on Open Strings 4-6
Amazing Grace No. 2
Fretted Notes on the 5th String
Tips for Playing the Following Piece
Andante
Tips for Playing This Song
John Lennon: Imagine
Tips for Playing This Song
Improvisation
Rules of Accidentals
Unit 15: Chords & Songs
When the Saints Go Marching In
Amazing Grace No. 1
Theory: Building Chords
Time Test 4
Tips for Playing This Piece
Etude, Opus 60, No. 15
Theory: Major and Minor Chords
Guitar Legends: Eric Clapton
Notes on the Open Bass Strings
Fretted Notes on the 4th String
Coldplay: Viva La Vida
Tom Petty: Free Fallin'
Tips for Playing This Song
Maroon 5: Payphone
Tips for Playing This Song
Unit 1: Introduction to Reading
Fundamentals of Reading Music: Pitch
Rhythm: Basic Note Values
Time Signatures
Romanza
Theory: Building Chords
Time Test 6
Guitar Legends: Leo Kottke
Sitting Position
Right-Hand Position: Fingerstyle
Free Stroke with the Thumb
Right-Hand Position: Using a Pick
Theory: Major Scales
Guitar Legends: Chet Atkins
Unit 10: the 4th & 5th Strings
Objectives
Ben E. King: Stand By Me
Tips for Playing This Song
Sheryl Crow: Strong Enough
Tips for Playing This Song
Technique and Reading Music
Waltz
Using a Capo
Yankee Doodle Went to Town
Building Chords
Time Test 5
Guitar Legends: Paco de Lucía
Reading Chord Charts
Tips for Playing Chords
New Chords
Strumming
Jingle Bells
Ode to Joy No. 1
Theory: Intervals on Strings 1 and 2
Including Fretted Notes
Tuning
Challenge Exercise 2
Barre Chords
Sorcerer's Apprentice
Melody from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
Waltz
Catalan Folksong
Tips for Playing the Following Exercises
Challenge Exercises
Theory: Intervals on Open Strings 1-6
Guitar Legends: Wes Montgomery
Unit 4: Doublestops & Arpeggios
Reading and Playing More Than One Note at a Time
Using Multiple Fingers Simultaneously
Flashcards
Guitar Legends: Stevie Ray Vaughan
Unit 12: The 6th String
Fretted Notes on the 6th String
Reveille
Dynamics
Theory: Intervals on Open Strings 1-6
Time Test 2
Additional Tips to Make Improvisation More Interesting
Blues in A
Blues in A
Time Test Answers
Tips for Playing the Following Pieces
Waltz
Can-Can
Minuet
Playing on Adjacent Strings
Study Piece 1
Arpeggios
Ode to Joy No. 2
Rhythmic Variations for Improvisation Line Shifting Tips
Ejercicio
Contredanse
Theory: Minor Scales
Time Test 1
Theory: Major Scales
Unit 16: Improv Basics
Unit 8: Tablature & Shifting
More Strumming Practice