Alfred's Kid's Guitar Course Complete

Alfred's Kid's Guitar Course Complete
The Easiest Guitar Method Ever!

By Ron Manus and L. C. Harnsberger Book & Online Video/Audio/Software Item: 00-45030
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Alfred's Kid's Guitar Course is the #1 best-selling guitar method for kids! This award-winning ("Best Product of the Year" ---Disney's iParenting Media Award) method is the easiest guitar method ever for kids ages 5 and up.

This complete edition combines levels 1 and 2 with the activity pages of the Notespeller. Each lesson on every colorful page is explained in plain language that's easy to understand; plus, you get to learn from three irresistible guitar experts---a clever, classical dog, one cool jazz cat, and a friendly alligator who loves the blues. They draw attention to what's important on each page and help you learn by making music fun! Parents can be effective guides to help you through this course, even if they've never had any musical training themselves. You can stream or download the accompanying video and audio to see demonstrations and hear how the music should sound. Also included is easy-to-use computer software that lets you watch the music on-screen as it plays, speed it up, slow it down---it's up to you!

Get ready to take your first and best step toward a lifetime of musical enjoyment!


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Contents

Title
Selecting Your Guitar
Steel Strings and Nylon Strings
Acoustic Guitars and Electric Guitars
Caring for Your Guitar
Tuning Your Guitar
Tuning with the Audio Tracks
Tuning without the Audio Tracks
How to Hold Your Guitar
Strumming the Strings
Strumming with a Pick
Strumming with Your Fingers
Time to Strum!
Strumming Notation
Beats
Introducing the Quarter-Note Slash
The Staff and Treble Clef
Bar Lines, Measures, and Time Signatures
More Time to Strum
ACTIVITY: The Staff and Treble Clef
ACTIVITY: Bar Lines and Measures
ACTIVITY: The 4/4 Time Signature
ACTIVITY: The Quarter-Note Slash
ACTIVITY: Counting Time
Using Your Left Hand
Hand Position
Placing a Finger on a String
How to Read Chord Diagrams
The Three-String C Chord
My First Chord
ACTIVITY: The Three-String C Chord
The Quarter Rest
Three Blind Mice
ACTIVITY: The Quarter Rest
The Three-String G7 Chord
My Second Chord
ACTIVITY: The Three-String G7 Chord
Troubadour Song
Skip to My Lou
London Bridge
The Three-String G Chord
My Third Chord
ACTIVITY: The Three-String G Chord
Three Chords in One Song
Rain Comes Down
The Repeat Sign
Merrily We Roll Along
ACTIVITY: The Repeat Sign
Love Somebody
The Three-String D7 Chord
My Fourth Chord
ACTIVITY: The Three-String D7 Chord
Using D7 with Other Chords
When the Saints Go Marching In
Yankee Doodle
ACTIVITY: Write Your Own Song with Three-String Chords
Getting Acquainted with Music Notation
Notes
The Staff
The Music Alphabet
Clefs
ACTIVITY: The Staff
Introducing the Quarter Note
Clap and Count Out Loud
ACTIVITY: The Quarter Note
Notes on the First String: Introducing E
Elizabeth, the Elephant
ACTIVITY: The Note E (1st String)
The Note E with Chords
Note and Strum
Notes on the First String: Introducing F
Up-Down-Up
ACTIVITY: The Note F (1st String)
The Notes E and F with Chords
Notes on the First String: Introducing G
The Mountain Climber
ACTIVITY: The Note G (1st String)
The Notes E, F, and G with Chords
Brave in the Cave
Single Notes, Then Chord! Chord! Chord!
Pumpkin Song
Notes on the Second String: Introducing B
Two Open Strings
Two-String Melody
ACTIVITY: The Note B (2nd String)
Jumping Around
Notes on the Second String: Introducing C
Ping Pong Song
Soccer Game
ACTIVITY: The Note C (2nd String)
The Half Rest
When I Feel Best
ACTIVITY: The Half Rest
Notes on the Second String: Introducing D
A-Choo!
ACTIVITY: The Note D (2nd String)
ACTIVITY: The Notes B, C, D, E, F, and G
ACTIVITY: Notes on the Strings:
B, C, D, E, F, and G
The Half Note
Ode to Joy
ACTIVITY: The Half Note
Jingle Bells
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Notes on the Third String: Introducing G
Three Open Strings
Little Steps and Big Leaps
ACTIVITY: The Note G (3rd String)
Alouette
Notes on the Third String: Introducing A
Introducing the Whole Note
A Is Easy!
Taking a Walk
ACTIVITY: The Note A (3rd String)
Aura Lee
She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain
Review: Music Matching Games
Notes on the Fourth String: Introducing D
Four Open Strings
I Choose Guitar!
ACTIVITY: The Note D (4th String)
Introducing the Half-Note Slash
The Lone Star Trail
ACTIVITY: The Half-Note Slash
Introducing Four-String Chords
The Four-String G Chord
The Four-String G7 Chord
New Chord Exercise
ACTIVITY: The Four-String G and G7 Chords
Rock Me Mozart
Notes on the Fourth String: Introducing E
On My Horse
ACTIVITY: The Note E (4th String)
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
The Four-String C Chord
Introducing Common Time
C Blues
ACTIVITY: The Four-String C Chord
ACTIVITY: Common Time
ACTIVITY: Write Your Own Song with Four-String Chords
Notes on the Fourth String: Introducing F
Baseball
ACTIVITY: The Note F (4th String)
ACTIVITY: Notes on the Strings: D, E, F, G, and A
Reuben, Reuben
Dotted Half Notes & 3/4 Time
Three Is for Me!
ACTIVITY: The Dotted Half Note
ACTIVITY: The 3/4 Time Signature
Playing Two Notes at Once
Daisy Bell
Notes on the Fifth String: Introducing A
Five Open Strings
Trash Truck
ACTIVITY: The Note A (5th String)
Scarborough Fair
Notes on the Fifth String: Introducing B
Cleaning Up
ACTIVITY: The Note B (5th String)
My Pet Cat
Notes on the Fifth String: Introducing C
Barking Song
ACTIVITY: The Note C (5th String)
Volga Boatmen
Peter Gray
The Dotted-Half-Note Slash
Liebesträum
ACTIVITY: The Dotted-Half-Note Slash
A Minor Boogie
Notes on the Sixth String: Introducing E
Six Open Strings
Giraffe Under the Staff
ACTIVITY: The Note E (6th String)
Two E's
Notes on the Sixth String: Introducing F
Introducing the Fermata
Dad's Classic Car
ACTIVITY: The Note F (6th String)
ACTIVITY: The Fermata
Sakura
Notes on the Sixth String: Introducing G
All the Notes I Know So Far
Do-Re-Mi Is for Me!
ACTIVITY: The Note G (6th String)
Spy Rock
The Farmer in the Dell
B.I.N.G.O.
Notes on the First String: Introducing High A
Back to Russia
ACTIVITY: The Note High A (st String)
ACTIVITY: Notes on the Strings: E, F, G, A, B, C, and High A
The Riddle Song
Pickup Measures
A-Tisket, A-Tasket
ACTIVITY: Counting Time
The Yellow Rose of Texas
Tempo Signs
Three-Tempo Rock
181 Overture
Reading Three-String Chords as Notes
Theme from Carmen
ACTIVITY: Three-String Chords as Notes
Reading Four-String Chords as Notes
Rockin' with Chords
ACTIVITY: Four-String Chords as Notes
Bass-Chord Accompaniment
Can-Can (duet)
Dynamics
Theme from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
Introducing the Whole Rest
The Desert Song (duet)
Echo Rock
ACTIVITY: Dynamics
ACTIVITY: The Whole Rest
Ties
Shenandoah
ACTIVITY: Ties
When the Saints Go Marching In (duet)
Review: Music Matching Games
Fingerboard Chart
Chord Encyclopedia

Additional Information

Series: Kid's Guitar Course
Author: Ron Manus, L. C. Harnsberger
Instrument: Guitar
Format: Book & Online Video/Audio/Software
Page Count: 140
Item Number: 00-45030
ISBN 10: 1-4706-3202-0
ISBN 13: 978-1-4706-3202-1
UPC: 038081514680

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