$29.99
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: Alfred's Guitar 101
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.
TITLE COMPOSER
Guitar Legends: Django Reinhardt
Waltz
Guitar Fingerboard Chart
Chords and Songs
Unit 14: Strumming
Yankee Doodle Went to Town
Building Chords
Time Test 5
Fundamentals of Reading Music: Pitch
Rhythm: Basic Note Values
Time Signatures
Note Review
America: A Horse with No Name
Tips for Playing This Song
Bob Marley: Stir It Up
Tips for Playing This Song
Waltz
Romanza
Theory: Building Chords
Time Test 6
Shifting
Tips for Playing Chords
Unit 8: Tablature & Shifting
Reading Tablature
Playing in Higher Positions
Strumming and Pick Technique
Unit 15: Chords & Songs
Reading Chord Charts
Sitting Position
Challenge Exercise 1
Tips for Playing This Song
Guitar Legends: Paco de Lucía
Sitting Position
Rules of Accidentals
Guitar Legends: Eric Clapton
Guitar Legends: Joni Mitchell
Ejercicio
Unit 6: Melodies & Chords
Natural Notes on the 3rd String
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Contredanse
Theory: Minor Scales
Time Test 8
Right-Hand Position: Fingerstyle
Free Stroke with the Thumb
Right-Hand Position: Using a Pick
Notes on the Open Bass Strings
Challenge Exercise 2
Theory: Major Scales
Guitar Legends: Chet Atkins
Unit 10: the 4th & 5th Strings
Maroon 5: Payphone
Tips for Playing This Song
Learning to Play and Sing
Fleetwood Mac/Dixie Chicks: Landslide
Tips for Playing This Piece
Etude, Opus 60, No. 15
Theory: Major and Minor Chords
Unit 7: Steps & Accidentals
Whole Steps and Half Steps
Sharps and Flats
Enharmonic Equivalents
Introduction to Chords
Guitar Legends: B. B. King
Left-Hand Position and Technique
Natural Notes on the 1st String
Natural Notes on the 2nd String
Playing on Adjacent Strings
Melody from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
Waltz
Catalan Folksong
Tips for Playing the Following Piece
Blues in A
Time Test Answers
Chords Introduced in This Book
Flashcards
Jingle Bells
Melodie
Theory: Intervals on Open Strings 1-6
Tips for Playing the Following Pieces
Improvisation
When the Saints Go Marching In
Amazing Grace No. 1
Theory: Building Chords
Time Test 4
Unit 13: Slurs
Slurs
Concerto in D
Time Test 2
Guitar Legends: Michael Hedges
Unit 4: Doublestops & Arpeggios
Can-Can
Minuet
Unit 16: Improv Basics
Reading and Playing More Than One Note at a Time
Using Multiple Fingers Simultaneously
Waltz
Working Through the Improvisation Material
Blues for Three
Pickup Notes
Challenge Exercise
Theory: Intervals on Open Strings 4-6
Time Test 1
Fretted Notes on the 4th String
Amazing Grace No. 2
Fretted Notes on the 5th String
Tips for Playing the Following Piece
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Sweet Home Alabama
Tips for Playing This Song
Barre Chords
Ben E. King: Stand By Me
Tips for Playing This Song
Sheryl Crow: Strong Enough
Andante
Theory: Major Scales
Guitar Legends: Jimi Hendrix
Unit 3: The Treble Strings
Notes on the Open Treble Strings
Time Test 7
Tips for Playing This Song
Guitar Legends: Andrés Segovia
Unit 11: Key Signatures
Key Signatures
Ode to Joy No. 2
Coldplay: Viva La Vida
Tips for Playing This Song
John Lennon: Imagine
Tips for Playing This Song
Free Stroke with the Fingers
Arpeggios
Reveille
Dynamics
Unit 5: The Left Hand
Sorcerer's Apprentice
Blues in A
Ode to Joy No. 1
Theory: Intervals on Strings 1 and 2
Including Fretted Notes
Time Test 3
Peer Gynt Suite
Allegretto
Study Piece 1
Tips for Playing the Following Exercises
Challenge Exercises
Theory: Intervals on Open Strings 1-6
Guitar Legends: Wes Montgomery
Guitar Legends: Stevie Ray Vaughan
Unit 12: The 6th String
Fretted Notes on the 6th String
In the Style of Pipeline
Note Collection for Improvisation
Rhythmic Variations for Improvisation Line Shifting Tips
Additional Tips to Make Improvisation More Interesting
Using the Thumb and Fingers Together
Theory: Minor Scales
Blues for Three
Tips for Learning New Exercises
Objectives
Tips for Playing This Song
Unit 2: Guitar Basics & Bass Strings
Guitar Legends: Leo Kottke
Snow Patrol: Run
New and Duplicate Notes on the First Three Strings
Tips for Playing the Following Exercises
Catalan Folksong
Tips for Playing the Following Piece
Foreword
Technique and Reading Music
New Chords
Strumming
More Strumming Practice
Unit 1: Introduction to Reading
William Tell Overture
Strategies for Learning Songs
Terminology
Open Strings on the Guitar
Fingerings
Tuning
Unit 9: Rest Stroke & Scales
Rest Stroke with the Fingers
Catalan Folksong
Alternative Left-Hand Fingering Choices
Tips for Playing This Song
The Eagles: Take It Easy
Using a Capo
Tom Petty: Free Fallin'