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