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