Alfred's Basic Guitar Method 1 (3rd Edition)
The Most Popular Method for Learning How to Play
By Morty Manus and Ron Manus
Item: 00-28374
UPC: 038081309248
ISBN 10: 0739048880
ISBN 13: 9780739048887
PRICE: $19.95
Series: Alfred's Basic Guitar Library
Category: Guitar Method or Supplement
Format: Book & DVD
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! A DVD with iPod-compatible video is provided for the visual learner, 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.
Over the Rainbow
Four-String D7 Chord
The Third String G
Au clair de la lune
Three-String Rock
Amazing Grace
Rockin' the Bach
Buffalo Gals
Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built for Two)
Four-String G & G7 Chords
Laughing Polka
The Fifth String A
The Left Hand
How to Tune Your Guitar to a Keyboard
Getting Acquainted with Music
The First String E
Eighth Notes
Happy Birthday to You
Eighth-Note Bounce
The Parts of Your Guitar
How to Hold Your Guitar
She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain
Four-String C Chord
When the Saints Go Marching In (duet or trio)
Hold Sign (Fermata)
The Right Hand
More Bass-Chord Accompaniments
The Chromatic Scale
Chromatic Rock
Still More
No More
Sound-Off: How to Count Time
More Dynamic Signs
Pachelbel's Canon
Annie's Song
Sharps, Flats, and Naturals
The Second String B
Two-String Rock
Playing with E, F, G
Walkin' Bass Rock
Three-String G7 Chord
Two-Chord Rock
Love Somebody
Three-String G Chord
Take Me Home, Country Roads
Certificate of Promotion
Three-Tempo Rock
The Blue Danube Waltz
Bass-Chord Accompaniment
Rockin' with G & C
Down in the Valley
Oh, Susanna
The Fourth String D
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Tempo Signs
Incomplete Measures
Good Night, Ladies
Chord Study No. 2
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 3
Rock 'n' Rhythm
Singin' in the Rain
Back to the '50s
The Major Scale
My Melancholy Baby
Beautiful Brown Eyes
Guitar Rock
Jingle Bells
Bill Bailey
La Bamba
Dotted Quarter Notes
Auld Lang Syne
Three-String C Chord
Ode to Joy
Quarter Rest
Reuben, Reuben
Common Time
G Whiz
Bohemian Folk Song
Four-Beat Blues
Repeat Signs
Aura Lee
Introducing Chords
Chord Study No. 1
Key Signatures
Eighth Rests
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 1
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 2
The Yellow Rose of Texas
The Sixth String E
Down Low
Bottom to Top
A-tisket, A-tasket
Volga Boatmen
Peter Gray
Low-Down Rock
Boogie Style
Can-Can (duet)
Introducing High A
Rockin' in Dorian Mode
The Riddle Song
Echo Rock
Echo Waltz
Signs of Silence
The Desert Song (Study in Counting)