Alfred's Guitar 101, Book 1
An Exciting Group Course for Adults Who Want to Play Guitar for Fun!
By Martha Masters, with Tom Dempsey
Item: 00-42546
UPC: 038081475608
ISBN 10: 1470611317
ISBN 13: 9781470611316
PRICE: $29.99
Series: 101 Series
Category: Guitar Method or Supplement
Format: Comb Bound Book
Instrument: Guitar
Version: Comb Bound Book
This comprehensive approach to basic guitar skills includes varied repertoire, theory, detailed instruction about seating and hand position, standard music notation, an introduction to tablature, basic improvisation, and teaches both the pickstyle and fingerstyle techniques. Great for college non-music majors, continuing education classes, music dealer in-store programs, and group guitar classes at the middle and high school levels.

Book 1 contains 16 units, each with a variety of repertoire, exercises, and timed tests at the end. Unit 16 provides instructions for playing 11 hit songs. Students can cut out flashcards provided at the back of the book to use for home study. The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance.
Notes on the Open Bass Strings
Challenge Exercise 1
Maroon 5: Payphone
Challenge Exercise 2
Theory: Major Scales
Guitar Legends: Chet Atkins
Unit 10: the 4th & 5th Strings
Tips for Learning New Exercises
Pickup Notes
Challenge Exercise
Theory: Intervals on Open Strings 4-6
Tips for Playing This Song
Learning to Play and Sing
Fleetwood Mac/Dixie Chicks: Landslide
Tips for Playing This Song
Theory: Intervals on Open Strings 1-6
Guitar Legends: Wes Montgomery
Unit 5: The Left Hand
Left-Hand Position and Technique
Theory: Minor Scales
Guitar Legends: Stevie Ray Vaughan
Unit 12: The 6th String
Blues for Three
Note Collection for Improvisation
Rhythmic Variations for Improvisation Line Shifting Tips
Additional Tips to Make Improvisation More Interesting
Sheryl Crow: Strong Enough
When the Saints Go Marching In
Time Test 8
Sitting Position
Right-Hand Position: Fingerstyle
Free Stroke with the Thumb
Right-Hand Position: Using a Pick
The Eagles: Take It Easy
Using a Capo
Tom Petty: Free Fallin'
Tips for Playing This Song
Unit 9: Rest Stroke & Scales
Rest Stroke with the Fingers
Catalan Folksong
Alternative Left-Hand Fingering Choices
Guitar Legends: Leo Kottke
Tips for Playing This Song
Unit 7: Steps & Accidentals
Concerto in D
Unit 1: Introduction to Reading
New and Duplicate Notes on the First Three Strings
New Chords
More Strumming Practice
Strategies for Learning Songs
Fundamentals of Reading Music: Pitch
Rhythm: Basic Note Values
Time Signatures
Tips for Playing the Following Exercises
Catalan Folksong
Tips for Playing the Following Piece
Ode to Joy No. 1
Natural Notes on the 1st String
Fretted Notes on the 6th String
Blues in A
Natural Notes on the 2nd String
Playing on Adjacent Strings
Jingle Bells
In the Style of Pipeline
Sorcerer's Apprentice
Melody from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
Blues in A
Time Test Answers
Chords Introduced in This Book
Reading and Playing More Than One Note at a Time
Using Multiple Fingers Simultaneously
Using the Thumb and Fingers Together
Tips for Playing the Following Exercises
Key Signatures
Ode to Joy No. 2
Tips for Playing the Following Pieces
Unit 16: Improv Basics
Working Through the Improvisation Material
Time Test 1
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Sweet Home Alabama
Ben E. King: Stand By Me
Tips for Playing This Song
Fretted Notes on the 5th String
Tips for Playing the Following Piece
Guitar Legends: Jimi Hendrix
Unit 3: The Treble Strings
Notes on the Open Treble Strings
Free Stroke with the Fingers
Fretted Notes on the 4th String
Amazing Grace No. 2
Tips for Playing This Song
Barre Chords
Unit 8: Tablature & Shifting
Sitting Position
Rules of Accidentals
Theory: Major and Minor Chords
Unit 4: Doublestops & Arpeggios
Unit 11: Key Signatures
Tips for Playing This Song
Challenge Exercises
Blues for Three
Catalan Folksong
Tips for Playing the Following Piece
Peer Gynt Suite
Theory: Intervals on Strings 1 and 2
Including Fretted Notes
Time Test 3
Guitar Legends: Joni Mitchell
Study Piece 1
Theory: Minor Scales
Unit 6: Melodies & Chords
Natural Notes on the 3rd String
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Introduction to Chords
Theory: Intervals on Open Strings 1-6
Time Test 2
Guitar Legends: Michael Hedges
Theory: Major Scales
Time Test 7
Guitar Legends: Andrés Segovia
Tips for Playing This Song
Coldplay: Viva La Vida
Tips for Playing This Song
John Lennon: Imagine
Guitar Legends: B. B. King
Unit 13: Slurs
Amazing Grace No. 1
Theory: Building Chords
Time Test 4
Guitar Legends: Django Reinhardt
Whole Steps and Half Steps
Sharps and Flats
Enharmonic Equivalents
Tips for Playing This Piece
Etude, Opus 60, No. 15
Yankee Doodle Went to Town
Building Chords
Time Test 5
Guitar Legends: Paco de Lucía
Guitar Legends: Eric Clapton
Guitar Fingerboard Chart
Chords and Songs
Unit 14: Strumming
Tips for Playing This Song
Bob Marley: Stir It Up
Tips for Playing This Song
Snow Patrol: Run
Unit 2: Guitar Basics & Bass Strings
Open Strings on the Guitar
Theory: Building Chords
Time Test 6
Technique and Reading Music
Reading Tablature
Playing in Higher Positions
Strumming and Pick Technique
Unit 15: Chords & Songs
Reading Chord Charts
Tips for Playing Chords
Note Review
William Tell Overture
America: A Horse with No Name