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