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