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