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