$29.99
Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Guitar
Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing the Guitar!
By Morty Manus and Ron Manus
Item: 00-22625
UPC: 038081226552
ISBN 10: 0739034014
ISBN 13: 9780739034019
PRICE: $29.99
Series: Teach Yourself Series
Category: Guitar Method or Supplement
Format: Book & DVD
Instrument: Guitar
Learn to play guitar and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of playing either acoustic or electric guitar. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about various guitar types and the sounds they create, how to care for your very own guitar, and getting acquainted with standard musical notation and tablature. You will then move right along to playing different notes, chords, scales, and songs, lesson by lesson, all while continuing to increase your knowledge of reading and understanding standard musical notation and TAB. You will learn to play in an array of musical styles, including Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues, Country, Jazz and Folk. Near the end of the book, you will be introduced to advanced tablature techniques such as bends, slides, and palm muting, which will help you color your musical creations with your own unique, rockin' style.

The book features the following helpful resources for reference during and after your lessons:
* Tablature Licks
* Dictionary of tablature techniques
* Guitar note chart
* Magic chord accompaniment guide
* Guitar fingerboard chart

The accompanying DVD provides nearly 2 hours of video instruction, helping you understand the concepts with more ease and efficiency.

Be your own teacher, and let Alfred be your resource every step of the way.
TITLE COMPOSER
GETTING STARTED
A Short History of the Guitar
Types of Guitars
Buying a Guitar
Caring for Your Guitar
Tuning Your Guitar
Holding the Guitar
Getting Acquainted with Music
Getting Acquainted with Tablature
NOTES ON THE FIRST STRING E
Songs & Exercises: Mixing It Up, More Mixing
MINI MUSIC LESSON: Sound Off (How to Count Time)
Songs & Exercises: Playing Different Kinds of Notes and Time Signatures
NOTES ON THE SECOND STRING B
Songs & Exercises: Two-String Rock
Beautiful Brown Eyes, Guitar Rock
Merry-Go-Round
Jingle Bells
NOTES ON THE THIRD STRING G
Songs & Exercises: Au Clair de la Lune
Three-String Rock, Aura Lee
Largo from the New World Symphony
MINI MUSIC LESSON: Introducing Chords
Songs & Exercises: Meet the Chords
THE THREE-STRING C CHORD
Songs & Exercises: Ode to Joy
MINI MUSIC LESSON: Introducing the Quarter Rest
Songs & Exercises: Rock 'n' Rhythm
THE THREE-STRING G7 CHORD
Songs & Exercises: Down in the Valley
Mary Ann
THE THREE-STRING G CHORD
Songs & Exercises: Rockin' with G and C
NOTES ON THE FOURTH STRING D
Songs & Exercises: Reuben Reuben
Old MacDonald Had a Farm, G Whiz
Goodnight Ladies, Daisy Bell
FOUR-STRING CHORDS: G AND G7
Songs & Exercises: Rockin' the Chimes
Laughing Troll
NOTES ON THE FIFTH STRING A
Songs & Exercises: Peter Gray
Boogie Style
INTRODUCING HIGH A
Songs & Exercises: Rockin' in Dorian Mode
MINI MUSIC LESSON: Incomplete Measures
Songs & Exercises: A-Tiskit, A-Tasket
The Riddle Song
NOTES ON THE SIXTH STRING E
MINI MUSIC LESSON: The Natural Scale
Songs & Exercises: Silver Threads Among the Gold
MINI MUSIC LESSON: Tempo Signs
Songs & Exercises: Plaisir d'amour
MINI MUSIC LESSON: Bass-Chord Accompaniments
Songs & Exercises: Can-Can Duet
MINI MUSIC LESSON: Dynamics
Songs & Exercises: Echo Song
MINI MUSIC LESSON: Signs of Silence
Songs & Exercises: Give It a Rest
THE FOUR-STRING C CHORD
Songs & Exercises: When the Saints Go Marching In
MINI MUSIC LESSON: Ties
Songs & Exercises: The Sidewalks of New York
O Happy Day
MINI MUSIC LESSON: More Bass-Chord Accompaniment
Songs & Exercises: Cielito Lindo
MINI MUSIC LESSON: Eighth Notes
Songs & Exercises: Eighth Note Rock
Happy Birthday, Speed Drill
MINI MUSIC LESSON: Sharps, Flats, and Naturals
MINI MUSIC LESSON: The Chromatic Scale
Songs & Exercises: Chromatic Rock
THE FOUR-STRING D7 CHORD
Songs & Exercises: Four-Beat Blues
Rockin' the Bach
Amazing Grace, Frankie and Johnnie
Pachelbel's Canon
MINI MUSIC LESSON: The Major Scale
MINI MUSIC LESSON: Key Signatures
Songs & Exercises: This Land Is Your Land
La Bamba
MINI MUSIC LESSON: Dotted Quarter Notes
Songs & Exercises: Auld Lang Syne
Rockabilly Bass Line
Hava Nagila
ADVANCED TABLATURE TECHNIQUES
Bends
Pick Bend & Release
Hammer-On
Pull-Off
Slides
Palm Mute
TABLATURE LICKS
DICTIONARY OF TABLATURE TECHNIQUES
GUITAR NOTE CHART
MAGIC CHORD ACCOMPANIMENT GUIDE
GUITAR FINGERBOARD CHART