Alfred's Teach Your Child to Play Guitar, Book 1
The Easiest Guitar Method Ever!
By Ron Manus, L. C. Harnsberger, and Nathaniel Gunod
Series: Teach Your Child
Category: Guitar Method or Supplement
Instrument: Guitar
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.
My Fourth Chord
Using D7 with Other Chords
When the Saints Go Marching In
Two Open Strings
Two-String Melody
Jumping Around
Notes on the Second String: Introducing C
Ping Pong Song
Brave in the Cave
Single Notes, Then Chord! Chord! Chord!
Pumpkin Song
Strumming Notation
She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain
The Staff and Treble Clef
Taking a Walk
Aura Lee
How to Read Chord Diagrams
The Three-String C Chord
My First Chord
Bar Lines, Measures, and Time Signatures
Review: Music Matching Games
More Time to Strum
Using Your Left Hand
Hand Position
Certificate of Completion
Frequently Asked Questions
Getting Acquainted with Music Notation
The Staff
The Music Alphabet
Clap and Count out Loud
Notes on the First String: Introducing E
Yankee Doodle
The Note E with Chords
Note and Strum
Notes on the First String: Introducing F
The Notes E and F with Chords
Notes on the First String: Introducing G
The Mountain Climber
The Notes E, F, and G with Chords
Three Blind Mice
The Three-String G7 Chord
My Second Chord
Troubadour Song
Elizabeth, the Elephant
London Bridge
The Three-String G Chord
My Third Chord
Rain Comes Down
The Repeat Sign
Merrily We Roll Along
Love Somebody
Skip to My Lou
Steel Strings and Nylon Strings
The Quarter Rest
Acoustic Guitars and Electric Guitars
Caring for Your Guitar
Tuning Your Guitar
Tuning with the CDs
The Half Note
Ode to Joy
Jingle Bells
Mary Had a Little Lamb
How to Hold Your Guitar
Strumming the Strings
Strumming with a Pick
Strumming with Your Fingers
Three Open Strings
Little Steps and Big Leaps
Notes on the Third String: Introducing A
Tuning without the CDs
Notes on the Third String: Introducing G
The Three-String D7 Chord
Time to Strum!
A Is Easy!
Selecting Your Guitar
Soccer Game
The Half Rest
When I Feel Best
Notes on the Second String: Introducing D
Three Chords in One Song
Placing a Finger on a String
Notes on the Second String: Introducing B