Alfred's Basic Guitar Method, Book 1
The Most Popular Method for Learning How to Play
By Morty Manus and Ron Manus
Series: Alfred's Basic Guitar Library
Category: Guitar Method or Supplement
Instrument: Guitar
Recognized for over 50 years as the best-paced and most comprehensive guitar method available, Alfred's Basic Guitar Method has introduced over 3 million beginners to the joy of playing guitar. This updated and expanded edition features a new layout, making it easier to read and learn. Now included are blues, country, folk, jazz, and rock styles, plus more pop songs! New DVDs with iPod-compatible video are now available for the visual learner, and correlating theory, chord, and pop books ensure that you'll get everything you need from one complete method. Learning to play has never been easier or more fun than with Alfred's Basic Guitar Method---the first and best choice for today's beginning guitar students.

Book 1 covers how to hold your guitar, tuning your guitar, basics of reading music, notes on all six strings, chords, scales and songs, bass-chord accompaniments, duets, photos and diagrams, and acoustic and electric guitars. Titles: Singin' in the Rain * Take Me Home Country Roads * Over the Rainbow * Annie's Song * When the Saints Go Marching In.
Au clair de la lune
Amazing Grace
Low-Down Rock
Boogie Style
Introducing High A
Repeat Signs
Key Signatures
Three-String Rock
Back to the '50s
Rockin' the Bach
Buffalo Gals
The Major Scale
Eighth Rests
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 1
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 2
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 3
Aura Lee
Introducing Chords
Chord Study No. 1
Chord Study No. 2
Three-Tempo Rock
Three-String G7 Chord
Singin' in the Rain
The Blue Danube Waltz
Bass-Chord Accompaniment
Can-Can (duet)
Echo Waltz
The Parts of Your Guitar
Signs of Silence
The Desert Song (Study in Counting)
Echo Rock
How to Hold Your Guitar
She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain
The Right Hand
The Left Hand
How to Tune Your Guitar to a Keyboard
Four-String C Chord
When the Saints Go Marching In (duet or trio)
More Bass-Chord Accompaniments
Pachelbel's Canon
Annie's Song
Sharps, Flats, and Naturals
The Chromatic Scale
Sound-Off: How to Count Time
The Second String B
Two-String Rock
Rockin' in Dorian Mode
The Sixth String E
No More
More Dynamic Signs
Beautiful Brown Eyes
Chromatic Rock
My Melancholy Baby
Over the Rainbow
Four-String D7 Chord
Four-Beat Blues
Guitar Rock
Jingle Bells
The Third String G
Common Time
G Whiz
Bohemian Folk Song
Good Night, Ladies
Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built for Two)
Two-Chord Rock
Love Somebody
Three-String G Chord
Rockin' with G & C
Take Me Home, Country Roads
Certificate of Promotion
Down in the Valley
Four-String G & G7 Chords
Laughing Polka
The Fifth String A
Volga Boatmen
Down Low
Bottom to Top
Tempo Signs
Three-String C Chord
Bill Bailey
Oh, Susanna
The Fourth String D
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Hold Sign (Fermata)
Reuben, Reuben
Getting Acquainted with Music
The Riddle Song
Incomplete Measures
A-tisket, A-tasket
The Yellow Rose of Texas
Ode to Joy
Quarter Rest
Rock 'n' Rhythm
La Bamba
Dotted Quarter Notes
Auld Lang Syne
Peter Gray
The First String E
Playing with E, F, G
Still More
Eighth Notes
Happy Birthday to You
Eighth-Note Bounce
Walkin' Bass Rock