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