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