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