$15.99
Alfred's Kid's Guitar Course 1
The Easiest Guitar Method Ever!
By Ron Manus and L. C. Harnsberger
Item: 00-18451
UPC: 038081169842
ISBN 10: 0882849891
ISBN 13: 9780882849898
PRICE: $15.99
Series: Kid's Guitar Course
Category: Guitar Method or Supplement
Format: Book & Enhanced CD
Instrument: Guitar
Alfred's Kid's Guitar Course is the #1 best-selling guitar method for kids! This award-winning ("Best Product of the Year" -- Disney's iParenting Media Award) method is the easiest guitar method ever for kids ages 5 and up. Using plain language that’s easy for kids to understand, three irresistible guitar experts guide students along---a clever classical dog, one cool jazz cat, and a friendly alligator who loves the blues---they focus attention by pointing out what’s important on each page and make learning music fun! Kids will learn to play chords and melodies, read music, and perform lots of fun songs. Book 1 starts by teaching you how to hold the guitar and tune the strings, and by the time you finish, you’ll be strumming chords, reading music notation, and playing lots of familiar songs.

The book comes to life on your stereo and your computer with the enclosed enhanced-CD. The disc includes beautiful recordings of all the music in the book and can be played on your CD player or downloaded to your iPod® or other mp3 player. Play the same disc on your computer (Windows/Mac compatible) to instantly access an interactive guitar tuner, digital guitar chord dictionary, and play-along songs! Kids can see and hear the music, and even adjust the tempo of songs for practice or performance!
TITLE COMPOSER
Selecting Your Guitar
Steel Strings and Nylon Strings
Acoustic Guitars and Electric Guitars
Caring for Your Guitar
Tuning Your Guitar
Tuning with the CD
Tuning Without the CD
How to Hold Your Guitar
Strumming the Strings
Strumming with a Pick
Strumming with Your Fingers
Time to Strum!
Strumming Notation
Beats
The Quarter-Note Slash
The Staff and Treble Clef
Bar Lines, Measures, and Time Signatures
More Time to Strum
Using Your Left Hand
Hand Position
Placing a Finger on a String
How to Read Chord Diagrams
The Three-String C Chord
My First Chord
The Quarter Rest
Three Blind Mice
The Three-String G7 Chord
My Second Chord
Troubadour Song
Skip to My Lou
London Bridge
The Three-String G Chord
My Third Chord
Three Chords in One Song
Rain Comes Down
The Repeat Sign
Merrily We Roll Along
Love Somebody
The Three-String D7 Chord
My Fourth Chord
Using D7 with Other Chords
When the Saints Go Marching In
Yankee Doodle
Getting Acquainted with Music Notation
Notes
The Staff
The Music Alphabet
Clefs
The Quarter Note
Clap and Count Out Loud
Notes on the First String: Introducing E
Elizabeth, the Elephant
The Note E with Chords
Note and Strum
Notes on the First String: Introducing F
Up-Down-Up
The Notes E and F with Chords
Notes on the First String: Introducing G
The Mountain Climber
The Notes E, F, and G with Chords
Brave in the Cave
Single Notes, Then Chord! Chord! Chord!
Pumpkin Song
Notes on the Second String: Introducing B
Two Open Strings
Two-String Melody
Jumping Around
Notes on the Second String: Introducing C
Ping Pong Song
Soccer Game
The Half Rest
When I Feel Best
Notes on the Second String: Introducing D
A-Choo!
The Half Note
Ode to Joy
Jingle Bells
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Notes on the Third String: Introducing G
Three Open Strings
Little Steps and Big Leaps
Alouette
Notes on the Third String: Introducing A
The Whole Note
A Is Easy!
Taking a Walk
Aura Lee
She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain
Music Matching Games
Diploma