Alfred's Basic Guitar Method 1 (3rd Edition)
The Most Popular Method for Learning How to Play
By Morty Manus and Ron Manus
Item: 00-39209
UPC: 038081437705
ISBN 10: 0739088262
ISBN 13: 9780739088265
PRICE: $24.99
Series: Alfred's Basic Guitar Library
Category: Guitar Method or Supplement
Format: Book, DVD & Enhanced CD (Browsable)
Instrument: Guitar
Recognized for over 50 years as the best-paced and most comprehensive guitar method available, Alfred's Basic Guitar Method, Book 1 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 has been added 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 can be used for acoustic or electric guitar and covers how to hold your guitar, tuning, the basics of reading music, the notes on all six strings, chords, scales, songs, bass-chord accompaniments, and duets. Titles: Singin' in the Rain * Take Me Home Country Roads * Over the Rainbow * Annie's Song * When the Saints Go Marching In.
Tempo Signs
Peter Gray
The Right Hand
She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain
Three-String Rock
Back to the '50s
Amazing Grace
Rockin' the Bach
Buffalo Gals
Repeat Signs
The Major Scale
The Left Hand
How to Tune Your Guitar to a Keyboard
Getting Acquainted with Music
Four-String C Chord
When the Saints Go Marching In (duet or trio)
Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built for Two)
Playing with E, F, G
Still More
No More
Eighth Notes
Happy Birthday to You
Eighth-Note Bounce
Sound-Off: How to Count Time
Walkin' Bass Rock
The First String E
More Bass-Chord Accompaniments
Common Time
G Whiz
Bohemian Folk Song
Good Night, Ladies
Beautiful Brown Eyes
Chromatic Rock
Guitar Rock
Jingle Bells
The Third String G
My Melancholy Baby
Over the Rainbow
Four-String D7 Chord
Aura Lee
Introducing Chords
Chord Study No. 1
Key Signatures
Eighth Rests
Reuben, Reuben
Chord Study No. 2
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 1
More Dynamic Signs
Pachelbel's Canon
Annie's Song
Sharps, Flats, and Naturals
The Second String B
Two-String Rock
The Chromatic Scale
Three-String C Chord
Ode to Joy
Quarter Rest
Rock 'n' Rhythm
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 2
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 3
Bill Bailey
La Bamba
The Parts of Your Guitar
How to Hold Your Guitar
Echo Waltz
Signs of Silence
The Desert Song (Study in Counting)
Echo Rock
The Yellow Rose of Texas
The Sixth String E
Down Low
Bottom to Top
Three-Tempo Rock
The Blue Danube Waltz
Bass-Chord Accompaniment
Can-Can (duet)
A-tisket, A-tasket
Au clair de la lune
Four-Beat Blues
Rockin' in Dorian Mode
The Riddle Song
Incomplete Measures
Two-Chord Rock
Love Somebody
Three-String G Chord
Rockin' with G & C
Auld Lang Syne
Singin' in the Rain
Take Me Home, Country Roads
Certificate of Promotion
Oh, Susanna
The Fourth String D
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Hold Sign (Fermata)
Four-String G & G7 Chords
Laughing Polka
The Fifth String A
Volga Boatmen
Introducing High A
Down in the Valley
Low-Down Rock
Boogie Style
Three-String G7 Chord
Dotted Quarter Notes