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Alfred's Basic Guitar Method Book 1

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Recognized for over 50 years as the best-paced and most comprehensive guitar method available, Alfred's Basic Guitar Method has introduced over five million beginners to the joy of playing guitar. Now included are blues, country, folk, jazz, and rock styles, plus more pop songs! DVDs are available for the visual learner, and correlating theory, chord, and pop books provide everything you need from one complete method. Learning to play has never been easier or more fun than with Alfred's Basic Guitar Method---the first and best choice for today's beginning guitar students.

Book 1 introduces you to the foundations of guitar playing. Learn notes, songs, techniques, and many other important topics for a lifetime of musical enjoyment.

For the first time, companion audio tracks that can be downloaded or streamed online are included with the book, so you'll have everything you need in one place. The available DVD is newly updated and features video lessons, MP3 audio tracks, as well as TNT 2 software which lets you slow down tracks, isolate and loop parts, and change tempos and keys for customized practice.

Includes:

  • THE PARTS OF YOUR GUITAR
  • HOW TO HOLD YOUR GUITAR
  • THE RIGHT HAND
  • THE LEFT HAND
  • HOW TO TUNE YOUR GUITAR TO A KEYBOARD
  • GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH MUSIC
  • THE FIRST STRING E
  • Playing with E, F, G
  • More
  • Still More
  • No More
  • SOUND-OFF: HOW TO COUNT TIME
  • THE SECOND STRING B
  • Two-String Rock
  • Merry-Go-Round
  • Beautiful Brown Eyes
  • Guitar Rock
  • Jingle Bells
  • Alouette
  • THE THIRD STRING G
  • Au clair de la lune
  • Three-String Rock
  • Largo
  • Back to the '50s
  • Repeat Signs
  • Aura Lee
  • INTRODUCING CHORDS
  • Chord Study No. 1
  • Chord Study No. 2
  • THREE-STRING C CHORD
  • Ode to Joy
  • Quarter Rest
  • Rock 'n' Rhythm
  • THREE-STRING G CHORD
  • Two-Chord Rock
  • Love Somebody
  • THREE-STRING G CHORD
  • Rockin' with G & C
  • Down in the Valley
  • Oh, Susanna
  • THE FOURTH STRING D
  • Old MacDonald Had a Farm
  • Hold Sign (Fermata)
  • Reuben, Reuben
  • Common Time
  • G Whiz
  • Bohemian Folk Song
  • Good Night, Ladies
  • Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built for Two)
  • FOUR-STRING G & G7 CHORDS
  • Laughing Polka
  • THE FIFTH STRING A
  • Volga Boatmen
  • Peter Gray
  • Low-Down Rock
  • Liebesträum
  • Boogie Style
  • INTRODUCING HIGH A
  • Rockin' in Dorian Mode
  • The Riddle Song
  • INCOMPLETE MEASURES
  • A-tisket, A-tasket
  • The Yellow Rose of Texas
  • THE SIXTH STRING E
  • Down Low
  • Bottom to Top
  • TEMPO SIGNS
  • Three-Tempo Rock
  • The Blue Danube Waltz
  • BASS-CHORD ACCOMPANIMENT
  • Can-Can (duet)
  • DYNAMICS
  • Echo Waltz
  • SIGNS OF SILENCE
  • The Desert Song (duet) (Study in Counting)
  • Echo Rock
  • She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain
  • FOUR-STRING C CHORD
  • Ties
  • When the Saints Go Marching In (duet or trio)
  • MORE BASS-CHORD ACCOMPANIMENTS
  • Chiapanecas (duet)
  • EIGHTH NOTES
  • Happy Birthday to You
  • Eighth-Note Bounce
  • Walkin' Bass Rock
  • More Dynamic Signs
  • Pachelbel's Canon (duet)
  • Annie's Song (duet)
  • SHARPS, FLATS, AND NATURALS
  • The Chromatic Scale
  • Chromatic Rock
  • My Melancholy Baby
  • Over the Rainbow
  • FOUR-STRING D7 CHORD
  • Four-Beat Blues
  • Amazing Grace
  • Rockin' the Bach
  • Buffalo Gals
  • THE MAJOR SCALE
  • KEY SIGNATURES
  • EIGHTH RESTS
  • Eighth Rest Exercise No. 1
  • Eighth Rest Exercise No. 2
  • Eighth Rest Exercise No. 3
  • Bill Bailey
  • La Bamba
  • DOTTED QUARTER NOTES
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Take Me Home, Country Roads (duet)
  • CERTIFICATE OF PROMOTION





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Publisher: Alfred
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