For those of you who enjoy playing or want to play "unplugged," this is your book of choice. Written in standard notation, it guides you through the basics of playing the guitar using rock, blues, country and folk music. In addition, techniques such as bending, sliding, hammer-on and pull-off are included. This book combines the essential elements of Books 1, 2 and 3 of Alfred's Basic Guitar Method and is a complete course. The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance.