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Alfred's Teach Your Child to Play Guitar, Book 1

The Easiest Guitar Method Ever!

By Ron Manus

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Guitar - Beginner
Book 1. The Easiest Guitar Method Ever!. Composed by Ron Manus, Nathaniel Gunod, and L.C. Harnsberger. Guitar Method or Supplement; Homeschool Resources; Method/Instruction; Resources. Teach Your Child. Children. Book and CD. 96 pages. Alfred Music #00-40895. Published by Alfred Music (AP.40895).

Item Number: AP.40895

ISBN 9780739095416. English.

Alfred's Teach Your Child to Play Guitar is designed for parents who want to share the gift of music with their children before they begin formal study with a professional teacher. It is based on Alfred's Kid's Guitar Course, a fun method that teaches students to play pieces on the guitar right away. Families who are part of the homeschool movement especially will find the book useful.

Using the same music and fundamentals included in the original edition, an easy and user-friendly Parent Guide precedes each student page to aid with teaching the music to the child. The guide suggests steps for introducing the concept or page to the student, follow-up practice suggestions, and suggestions for reviewing the page in subsequent lessons.

The enclosed CD contains a recording of every piece in the book. Listening or playing along with the recording is fun, but more importantly, it reinforces musical concepts such as rhythm, dynamics, and phrasing. Using this book and CD, any parent can teach their child guitar basics effectively.

  • Selecting Your Guitar 
  • Steel Strings and Nylon Strings 
  • Acoustic Guitars and Electric Guitars 
  • Caring for Your Guitar 
  • Tuning Your Guitar 
  • Tuning with the CDs 
  • Tuning without the CDs 
  • How to Hold Your Guitar 
  • Strumming the Strings 
  • Strumming with a Pick 
  • Strumming with Your Fingers 
  • Time to Strum! 
  • Strumming Notation 
  • Beats 
  • 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 
  • 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 
  • A Is Easy! 
  • Taking a Walk 
  • Aura Lee 
  • She'll Be Comin' 'Round The Mountain 
  • Review: Music Matching Games 
  • Certificate of Completion 
  • Frequently Asked Questions 

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