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Alfred's Basic Rock Guitar Method, Book 1

The Most Popular Series for Learning How to Play

By Nathaniel Gunod, L. C. Harnsberger, and Ron Manus

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Alfred's Basic Rock Guitar Method, Book 1 (The Most Popular Series for Learning How to Play). Composed by Nathaniel Gunod, L. C. Harnsberger, and Ron Manus. For Guitar. Book; CD; DVD; Guitar Method or Supplement; Method/Instruction. Alfred's Basic Guitar Library. Rock. 64 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.41457).

ISBN 0739098780. Rock.

Recognized for over 50 years as the best-paced and most comprehensive guitar method available, Alfred's Basic Guitar Method has introduced over 5 million beginners to the joy of playing guitar. Alfred's Basic Rock Guitar Method provides a completely new approach to learning guitar for students who want to play in the rock style. By starting on the 6th string, you are immediately able to play riffs and licks that inspire guitarists to continue learning and have fun doing it! The book features clear, well-paced instruction along with large photographs of fingerings that are expected in the Alfred's Basic series. The CD includes performances of all the music in the book with authentic-sounding backing tracks. Learning to play has never been easier or more fun than with Alfred's Basic Guitar Methods---the best choice for today's beginning guitar students.

*Music & Sound Retailer Award-Winner.

About Alfred's Basic Guitar Library

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. The updated and expanded edition features a new layout, making it easier than ever to read and learn. The method features blues, country, folk, jazz, and rock styles, and now includes pop songs! Companion enhanced CDs and DVDs are available, along with correlating theory, chord, and pop books, to ensure you're getting everything you need from one single, 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.

  • The Parts of Your Guitar 
  • The Acoustic Guitar 
  • The Electric Guitar 
  • Which Guitar Is Best for Me? 
  • How to Hold Your Guitar 
  • The Amplifier 
  • The Right Hand 
  • The Left Hand 
  • How to Tune Your Guitar 
  • Getting Acquainted with Music 
  • The Sixth String E 
  • Sixth-String Riff 1 
  • Sixth-String Riff 2 
  • More Riffs 
  • Still More Riffs 
  • Rockin' Bass Line 
  • Sound-Off: How to Count Time 
  • Four Kinds of Notes 
  • Time Signatures 
  • The Fifth String A 
  • Jamming on 5 and 6 
  • Two-String Rock 
  • Easy Rock Riffs on the 5th and 6th Strings 
  • Repeat Signs 
  • King Louie 
  • As I Arrive 
  • Ferrous Guy 
  • They Can Rock 
  • The Fourth String D 
  • Fourth-String Riff 
  • 1950s Rock Lick 
  • Foggy Lake 
  • Ladder to the Sky 
  • Crazy Kid 
  • Playing Two Notes Together 
  • Blues in 3 
  • The Third String G 
  • Cash 
  • Quarter Rest 
  • Ode to Joy 
  • Rockabilly Sound 
  • Power Chords 
  • Three-Chord Progression 
  • Down You Go 
  • Rock Duet 
  • Bop the Blitz 
  • The Second String B 
  • Classic Rock Lick 
  • Five-String Rock 
  • Satisfying Lick 
  • Don't Miss the Train 
  • Give Me a Hand, Lady 
  • Rockin' in D 
  • The First String E 
  • Jamming with E, F, and G 
  • Review 
  • Aura Lee 
  • The Major Scale 
  • C Major Scale Exercise 
  • Six-String Em Chord 
  • Quarter-Note Slash 
  • Em Strumming Exercise 
  • Five-String A7 Chord 
  • Strumming the A7 Chord 
  • Strumming Em and A7 Chords 
  • Minor Two-Chord Rock 
  • Introducing High A 
  • Rockin' in Dorian Mode 
  • Ties 
  • Rainforest Romp 
  • Nice Attire 
  • Eighth Notes 
  • Eighth-Note Exercise 
  • Ellis Island 
  • Four-String D7 Chord 
  • D7 and A7 Chord Exercise 
  • D7 Chord with Notes 
  • Six-String E Chord 
  • Introducing the Eighth-Note Slash 
  • Eighth-Note Slash Exercise 
  • Strumming Exercise with E Chord 
  • Five-String A Chord 
  • Minor And Major 
  • Vacate the Sky 
  • Doo Dah, Poo Bah 
  • Eleven Classic Rock Strumming Patterns 
  • Rough Evening 
  • Always Been Crazy 
  • Keep It To Yourself 
  • Sharps, Flats, and Naturals 
  • The Chromatic Scale 
  • Chromatic Rock 
  • Bluesy Accidentals 
  • Wet Duet 
  • Signs of Silence 
  • Take A Rest 
  • Ugly Times 
  • Stop-Time Bass Line 
  • Playing Two Notes Together: Blues Patterns 
  • E Blues Boogie 
  • A Blues Boogie 
  • Move Up the Neck on the 6th String 
  • Practice A, B, and C 
  • Two Positions on the 6th String 
  • Move Up the Neck on the 5th String 
  • Practice D, E, and F 
  • Two Positions on the 5th String 
  • Move Up the Neck on the 4th String 
  • Two Positions on the 4th String 
  • Move Up the Neck on the 3rd String 
  • Two Positions on the 3rd String 
  • Classic Rock Lick with 5s and 7s 
  • More on Power Chords 
  • Power Chords Are Moveable 
  • Power Chord Rock 
  • More Power Chord Rock 
  • Six-String G Chord 
  • Chords in Standard Notation 
  • Chords in Notes 
  • Rockin' the Bach 
  • Party, Party 
  • Rock and Blues Licks and Tricks 
  • Rock Lick 1 
  • Rock Lick 1 with a Bend 
  • Rock Lick 2 
  • The E Minor Pentatonic Scale 
  • Pentatonic Lick 1 
  • Pentatonic Lick 2 
  • 1950s Blues-Rock Tune 
  • A Minor Pentatonic Scale 
  • A Minor Pentatonic Call and Response 
  • Incomplete Measures or Pickups 
  • House Of The Rising Sun 
  • 12-Bar Blues Duet 
  • Good Times Bad Times 
  • Guitar Fingerboard Chart 
  • Certificate of Promotion 

Alfred's Basic Rock Guitar Method, Book 1

The Most Popular Series for Learning How to Play

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