Alfred's Basic Guitar Method, Complete (Third Edition)

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

By Morty Manus and Ron Manus Guitar Book, DVD & Online Audio, Video & Software Item: 00-44749
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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! Videos 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.

The Complete Edition includes Books 1, 2 & 3 of Alfred's Basic Guitar in one convenient volume. It begins with the basics like how to hold your guitar and read music and takes you all the way to advanced playing techniques.

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 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 for customized practice. All of the audio, video, and software include free online access.


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Contents

Title
BOOK 1
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 G7 CHORD
Two-Chord Rock
Love Somebody
THREE-STRING G CHORD
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)
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
GUITAR FINGERBOARD CHART
BOOK 2
KEY OF C MAJOR
Rakes of Mallow
Home on the Range
TUNES THAT TEACH TECHNIC NO. 1
Variation on Little Brown Jug
Variation on Jim Crack Corn
BASS SOLOS WITH CHORD ACCOMPANIMENT
Meet Me in St Louis, Louis
KEY OF G MAJOR
Tiritomba
The Old Chisholm Trail (duet)
Simple Gifts (duet)
This Land Is Your Land (duet)
TUNES THAT TEACH TECHNIC NO. 2
Margarita
Shortnin' Bread
Red River Valley (duet)
America (duet)
SYNCOPATION
The Entertainer (duet)
KEY OF A MINOR
Waves of the Danube
6/8 TIME
Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes
CC Rider
TUNES THAT TEACH TECHNIC NO. 3
For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
Funiculi, Funicula
The Irish Washerwoman
BASS-CHORD ACCOMPANIMENT: KEY OF C
The Yellow Rose of Texas (duet)
BASS-CHORD ACCOMPANIMENT: KEY OF G
Oh! Susanna (duet)
THE KEY OF D MAJOR
TUNES THAT TEACH TECHNIC NO. 4
Two Etudes in D
Joy to the World
Marines' Hymn (duet)
THE DOTTED 8TH & 16TH NOTE RHYTHM
Toreador Song (from Carmen)
Straight Jig
Worried Man Blues
Boogie Blues
Careless Love (duet)
ALTERNATING BASS NOTES
I Ride an Old Paint
ALTERNATING BASS NOTES IN THE KEY OF G
Mary Ann (duet)
TRIPLETS
Triumphal March (from Aida)
Beautiful Dreamer
Sweet Genevieve
Spanish Triplets
KEY OF E MINOR
Etude in E Minor
Joshua Fit the Battle
KEY OF F MAJOR
The Water Is Wide
Alphabet Song (Theme and Variation)
ALTERNATING BASS NOTES IN THE KEY OF F
Oh, My Darling Clementine (duet)
Shave and a Haircut
Alexander's Ragtime Band (solo or duet)
St Louis Blues (duet)
Guitar Boogie
BOOK 3
CHORD EXERCISES
SIXTEENTH NOTES
Mixin' It Up
The Happy Sailor
Variations on a Square Dance Tune
Etude in D
ARPEGGIOS
East Side, West Side
The Man on the Flying Trapeze
Scarborough Fair (duet)
THE DOO-WOP BALLAD
My Angel Baby (duet)
KEY OF A MAJOR
TUNES THAT TEACH TECHNIC NO. 5
Scale Etude in A Major
Arpeggio Etude
Hard, Ain't It Hard
Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here
SIXTEENTH NOTE STUDIES IN A MAJOR
HAMMER-ONS
John Hardy
Old Blue
CALYPSO
Hey Lolly Lolly
The Sloop "John B"
KEY OF D MINOR
Sicilian Tarantella
SIXTEENTH NOTES AND 6/8 TIME
The House of the Rising Sun (duet)
KEY OF E MAJOR
Finger Exercise in E
The Blue Tail Fly
USING PASSING NOTES IN THE BASS
DIMINISHED 7TH CHORDS
You Tell Me Your Dream
PULL-OFFS
Country Dance
Blues in A
THE POLKA (DUET)
GRACE NOTES
Amazing Grace Notes
Colonel Bogey
AUGMENTED CHORDS
SLIDES
Slidin' Around (duet)
TUNES THAT TEACH TECHNIC NO. 6
Devil's Dream Hornpipe
Our Katie
Abide with Me (duet)
BEGUINE
Guitarra Romana (duet)
BENDS
Bending the Blues
Pistol Pete
COUNTERPOINT
Simple Melody (trio)
TUNES THAT TEACH TECHNIC NO. 7
Onyx Club Hop
Just Lopin' Along
Jingle for a Sunny Day

Additional Information

Series: Alfred's Basic Guitar Library
Author: Morty Manus, Ron Manus
Instrument: Guitar
Format: Book, DVD & Online Audio, Video & Software
Page Count: 152
Item Number: 00-44749
ISBN 10: 1-4706-3140-7
ISBN 13: 978-1-4706-3140-6
UPC: 038081510477

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