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