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