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.
Reuben, Reuben
Common Time
G Whiz
Bohemian Folk Song
The Left Hand
The Desert Song (Study in Counting)
Good Night, Ladies
Guitar Rock
Annie's Song
Jingle Bells
The Third String G
Sharps, Flats, and Naturals
The Chromatic Scale
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 1
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 2
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 3
Three-String C Chord
Ode to Joy
Quarter Rest
Rock 'n' Rhythm
Bill Bailey
Down Low
Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built for Two)
Four-String G & G7 Chords
Laughing Polka
The Fifth String A
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
Bottom to Top
Tempo Signs
Three-Tempo Rock
The Blue Danube Waltz
The Parts of Your Guitar
Bass-Chord Accompaniment
How to Hold Your Guitar
The Right Hand
Can-Can (duet)
Echo Waltz
Signs of Silence
How to Tune Your Guitar to a Keyboard
Getting Acquainted with Music
The First String E
Echo Rock
She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain
Four-String C Chord
Playing with E, F, G
Still More
No More
When the Saints Go Marching In (duet or trio)
More Bass-Chord Accompaniments
Eighth Notes
Sound-Off: How to Count Time
Happy Birthday to You
The Second String B
Two-String Rock
Beautiful Brown Eyes
Eighth-Note Bounce
Walkin' Bass Rock
More Dynamic Signs
Pachelbel's Canon
Chromatic Rock
Au clair de la lune
Boogie Style
Three-String Rock
Back to the '50s
My Melancholy Baby
Over the Rainbow
Four-String D7 Chord
Four-Beat Blues
Repeat Signs
Amazing Grace
Rockin' the Bach
Buffalo Gals
The Major Scale
Key Signatures
Aura Lee
Introducing Chords
Chord Study No. 1
Chord Study No. 2
Eighth Rests
Three-String G7 Chord
Two-Chord Rock
Love Somebody
Three-String G Chord
La Bamba
Dotted Quarter Notes
Auld Lang Syne
Singin' in the Rain
Peter Gray
Low-Down Rock
Hold Sign (Fermata)
Volga Boatmen
Rockin' with G & C
Take Me Home, Country Roads
Down in the Valley
Oh, Susanna
The Fourth String D
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
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