Alfred's Teach Your Child to Play Guitar, Book 1
The Easiest Guitar Method Ever!
By Ron Manus, L. C. Harnsberger, and Nathaniel Gunod
Item: 00-40895
UPC: 038081459028
ISBN 10: 0739095412
ISBN 13: 9780739095416
PRICE: $19.99
Series: Teach Your Child
Category: Guitar Method or Supplement
Format: Book & CD
Instrument: Guitar
Level: Beginner
Alfred's Teach Your Child to Play Guitar is designed for parents who want to share the gift of music with their children before they begin formal study with a professional teacher. It is based on Alfred's Kid's Guitar Course, a fun method that teaches students to play pieces on the guitar right away. Families who are part of the homeschool movement especially will find the book useful.

Using the same music and fundamentals included in the original edition, an easy and user-friendly Parent Guide precedes each student page to aid with teaching the music to the child. The guide suggests steps for introducing the concept or page to the student, follow-up practice suggestions, and suggestions for reviewing the page in subsequent lessons.

The enclosed CD contains a recording of every piece in the book. Listening or playing along with the recording is fun, but more importantly, it reinforces musical concepts such as rhythm, dynamics, and phrasing. Using this book and CD, any parent can teach their child guitar basics effectively.
The Note E with Chords
Note and Strum
Notes on the First String: Introducing F
The Notes E and F with Chords
Tuning Your Guitar
Little Steps and Big Leaps
Notes on the First String: Introducing G
The Mountain Climber
The Notes E, F, and G with Chords
Brave in the Cave
When I Feel Best
Notes on the Second String: Introducing D
The Half Note
Ode to Joy
My Second Chord
Single Notes, Then Chord! Chord! Chord!
Selecting Your Guitar
Steel Strings and Nylon Strings
Acoustic Guitars and Electric Guitars
Caring for Your Guitar
Jingle Bells
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Notes on the Third String: Introducing G
Three Open Strings
Tuning with the CDs
Tuning without the CDs
How to Hold Your Guitar
Strumming the Strings
Notes on the Third String: Introducing A
A Is Easy!
Taking a Walk
Merrily We Roll Along
Strumming with a Pick
Aura Lee
Strumming with Your Fingers
Time to Strum!
Strumming Notation
She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain
Review: Music Matching Games
Certificate of Completion
Frequently Asked Questions
The Staff and Treble Clef
Bar Lines, Measures, and Time Signatures
More Time to Strum
Using Your Left Hand
Two-String Melody
The Quarter Rest
Three Blind Mice
The Three-String G7 Chord
Troubadour Song
Skip to My Lou
London Bridge
The Three-String G Chord
The Staff
Hand Position
Placing a Finger on a String
How to Read Chord Diagrams
The Three-String C Chord
The Music Alphabet
Clap and Count out Loud
Notes on the First String: Introducing E
My First Chord
My Third Chord
When the Saints Go Marching In
Yankee Doodle
Getting Acquainted with Music Notation
Three Chords in One Song
Rain Comes Down
The Repeat Sign
Love Somebody
The Three-String D7 Chord
My Fourth Chord
Jumping Around
Notes on the Second String: Introducing C
Ping Pong Song
Soccer Game
The Half Rest
Pumpkin Song
Notes on the Second String: Introducing B
Two Open Strings
Elizabeth, the Elephant
Using D7 with Other Chords