Alfred's Basic Guitar Method 1 (3rd Edition)
The Most Popular Method for Learning How to Play
By Morty Manus and Ron Manus
Item: 00-28227
UPC: 038081308036
ISBN 10: 0739047949
ISBN 13: 9780739047941
PRICE: $9.95
Series: Alfred's Basic Guitar Library
Category: Guitar Method or Supplement
Format: Book & Enhanced CD
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! An enhanced CD is provided, 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.
Back to the '50s
Repeat Signs
Aura Lee
Amazing Grace
Rockin' the Bach
Buffalo Gals
The Major Scale
Introducing Chords
Key Signatures
Two-String Rock
Pachelbel's Canon
Four-Beat Blues
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Getting Acquainted with Music
The First String E
Playing with E, F, G
When the Saints Go Marching In (duet or trio)
More Bass-Chord Accompaniments
Rockin' with G & C
Down in the Valley
Oh, Susanna
The Fourth String D
Certificate of Promotion
The Fifth String A
Bass-Chord Accompaniment
Can-Can (duet)
Echo Waltz
Signs of Silence
The Desert Song (Study in Counting)
The Parts of Your Guitar
How to Hold Your Guitar
The Right Hand
The Left Hand
Echo Rock
She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain
Four-String C Chord
Incomplete Measures
Three-String G Chord
Take Me Home, Country Roads
A-tisket, A-tasket
The Yellow Rose of Texas
The Sixth String E
Down Low
Annie's Song
Sharps, Flats, and Naturals
The Chromatic Scale
Beautiful Brown Eyes
Guitar Rock
Jingle Bells
Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built for Two)
Four-String G & G7 Chords
Laughing Polka
Still More
No More
Sound-Off: How to Count Time
The Second String B
Happy Birthday to You
Eighth-Note Bounce
Walkin' Bass Rock
More Dynamic Signs
Eighth Notes
Good Night, Ladies
How to Tune Your Guitar to a Keyboard
Bottom to Top
Tempo Signs
Three-Tempo Rock
The Blue Danube Waltz
Chromatic Rock
The Third String G
Au clair de la lune
Three-String Rock
My Melancholy Baby
Over the Rainbow
Four-String D7 Chord
Bohemian Folk Song
Hold Sign (Fermata)
Reuben, Reuben
Common Time
G Whiz
Volga Boatmen
Peter Gray
Low-Down Rock
Boogie Style
Introducing High A
Rockin' in Dorian Mode
The Riddle Song
Eighth Rests
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 1
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 2
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 3
Chord Study No. 1
Chord Study No. 2
Three-String C Chord
Ode to Joy
Quarter Rest
Bill Bailey
Rock 'n' Rhythm
Three-String G7 Chord
Two-Chord Rock
Love Somebody
La Bamba
Dotted Quarter Notes
Auld Lang Syne
Singin' in the Rain