Alfred's Basic Guitar Method 1 (Third Edition)

Alfred's Basic Guitar Method 1 (Third Edition)
The Most Popular Method for Learning How to Play

By Morty Manus and Ron Manus Guitar Book & Online Audio Item: 00-45304
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Recognized for over 50 years as the best-paced and most comprehensive guitar method available, Alfred's Basic Guitar Method has introduced over five million beginners to the joy of playing guitar. Now included are blues, country, folk, jazz, and rock styles, plus more pop songs! DVDs are available for the visual learner, and correlating theory, chord, and pop books provide 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 introduces you to the foundations of guitar playing. Learn notes, songs, techniques, and many other important topics for a lifetime of musical enjoyment.

For the first time, companion audio tracks that can be downloaded or streamed online are included with the book, so you'll have everything you need in one place. The available DVD is newly updated and features video lessons, MP3 audio tracks, as well as TNT 2 software which lets you slow down tracks, isolate and loop parts, and change tempos and keys for customized practice.


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Contents

Title
THE PARTS OF YOUR GUITAR
HOW TO HOLD YOUR GUITAR
THE RIGHT HAND
THE LEFT HAND
HOW TO TUNE YOUR GUITAR TO A KEYBOARD
GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH MUSIC
THE FIRST STRING E
Playing with E, F, G
More
Still More
No More
SOUND-OFF: HOW TO COUNT TIME
THE SECOND STRING B
Two-String Rock
Merry-Go-Round
Beautiful Brown Eyes
Guitar Rock
Jingle Bells
Alouette
THE THIRD STRING G
Au clair de la lune
Three-String Rock
Largo
Back to the '50s
Repeat Signs
Aura Lee
INTRODUCING CHORDS
Chord Study No. 1
Chord Study No. 2
THREE-STRING C CHORD
Ode to Joy
Quarter Rest
Rock 'n' Rhythm
THREE-STRING G CHORD
Two-Chord Rock
Love Somebody
Rockin' with G & C
Down in the Valley
Oh, Susanna
THE FOURTH STRING D
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Hold Sign (Fermata)
Reuben, Reuben
Common Time
G Whiz
Bohemian Folk Song
Good Night, Ladies
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
INTRODUCING HIGH A
Rockin' in Dorian Mode
The Riddle Song
INCOMPLETE MEASURES
A-tisket, A-tasket
The Yellow Rose of Texas
THE SIXTH STRING E
Down Low
Bottom to Top
TEMPO SIGNS
Three-Tempo Rock
The Blue Danube Waltz
BASS-CHORD ACCOMPANIMENT
Can-Can (duet)
DYNAMICS
Echo Waltz
SIGNS OF SILENCE
The Desert Song (duet) (Study in Counting)
Echo Rock
She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain
FOUR-STRING C CHORD
Ties
When the Saints Go Marching In (duet or trio)
MORE BASS-CHORD ACCOMPANIMENTS
Chiapanecas (duet)
EIGHTH NOTES
Happy Birthday to You
Eighth-Note Bounce
Walkin' Bass Rock
More Dynamic Signs
Pachelbel's Canon (duet)
Annie's Song (duet)
SHARPS, FLATS, AND NATURALS
The Chromatic Scale
Chromatic Rock
My Melancholy Baby
Over the Rainbow
FOUR-STRING D7 CHORD
Four-Beat Blues
Amazing Grace
Rockin' the Bach
Buffalo Gals
THE MAJOR SCALE
KEY SIGNATURES
EIGHTH RESTS
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 1
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 2
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 3
Bill Bailey
La Bamba
DOTTED QUARTER NOTES
Auld Lang Syne
Singin' in the Rain
Take Me Home, Country Roads (duet)
CERTIFICATE OF PROMOTION

Additional Information

Series: Alfred's Basic Guitar Library
Author: Morty Manus, Ron Manus
Instrument: Guitar
Format: Book & Online Audio
Page Count: 64
Item Number: 00-45304
ISBN 10: 1-4706-2623-3
ISBN 13: 978-1-4706-2623-5
UPC: 038081509365

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