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