The world's premier method for learning modern plectrum style guitar, time-tested and proven successful in building the theoretic and technical foundation needed to play in any style. All seven grades of this method are written in standard notation only to encourage better sight reading. In Grade 1, the student guitarist will learn to play solos, duets, scales, and chords in the keys of C, A minor, G and E minor. Even in Grade 1, the student is already exposed to the chord/melody concept of guitar performance.
Titles: Principles of Study and Guidance * Basic Technique * Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star: Variations and Theme (Shinichi Suzuki) * Lightly Row (Folk Song) * Go Tell Aunt Rhody (Folk Song) * Song of the Wind (Folk Song) * May Song (Folk Song) * Allegretto (M. Giuliani) * Perpetual Motion (Shinichi Suzuki) * Rigadoon (H. Purcell) * Are You Sleeping, Brother John? (Folk Song) * French Folk Song (Folk Song) * Tanz (J. F hrman) * Tanz (J. C. Bach) * With Steady Hands (F. Longay) * Meadow Minuet (F. Longay). Performed by Himmelhoch, Lafreniere, and Brown.
The author of the bestselling Guitar Player Repair Guide now writes what every guitarist needs to know about how to choose, set up, and maintain any electric guitar. Illustrations.
The pieces in this book are selected and designed around the various techniques addressed in the best-selling book Pumping Nylon. They are offered as an extension of the exercises presented in that book, and to provide attractive and easy pieces in
(Guitar Recorded Versions). With over 200 songs in each book, the Ultimate Song Pages series really is the "ultimate " These jam-packed collections feature lyrics with piano and chord arrangements in the piano books, and transcriptions in standard notation and tablature in the guitar books. With music in various styles covered in these songbooks, these really are some of the greatest compilations ever assembled This ultimate collection is jam-packed with more than 200 songs for the acoustic guitar, all fully transcribed in standard notation and tablature. Songs include: 500 Miles * 6th Avenue Heartache * Absence of Fear * Ain't Misbehavin' * All You Wanted * American Pie * The Ancient * And I Love You So * And It Stoned Me * As Time Goes By * Ave Maria (Schubert) * Baby, Now That I've Found You * Back to Georgia * Beth * Big Yellow Taxi * Black Water * Body and Soul * Both Sides Now * Bouree * Broken Arrow * Cajun Moon * California * Canon in D (Pachelbel) * Can't Find My Way Home * Caravan * Carefree Highway * Castles in the Air * Cat's in the Cradle * Change the World * Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes * Cheap Day Return * Chelsea Morning * The Circle Game * Clair de Lune * Clap * Classical Gas * Cocaine * Come Monday * Come Running * Copperhead Road * Copperline * Cotton Jenny * Crazy Love * Creeque Alley * Czardas (Hungarian Folk Song) * Daniel * Days of Wine and Roses * Deep Water * Desperado * Doctor to My Eyes * Dog & Butterfly * Domino * Don't Speak * Dreamboat Annie * Drop in the Ocean * Early Mornin' Rain * Emily's Song * Everywhere * Fantasie Impromptu * Fat Man * Fearless Heart * Fernando * The First Noel * A Foggy Day * Foolish Games * For Lovin' Me/Did She Mention My Name * For the Roses * Forever Autumn * Fur Elise * Glory Row * Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) * Goodbye Again * Grapefruit/Juicy Fruit * The Greatest Love of All * Greensleeves * Guitar Town * Hands * Handy Man * Harvest Moon * Havana Daydreamin' * Head Over Feet * Heart of Gold * Helpless * Here with Me * A Horse with No Name * Hotel California * House at Pooh Corner * I Believe I Can Fly * I Can Let Go Now * I Feel Alright * I Got a Name * I Got Rhythm * I Love My Dog * I Need You * I'll Make Love to You Anytime * If Mary Were Here * Impossible Dreamer * Ironic * It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) * It Had to Be You * It's You * Jesse * Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring * John Barleycorn (Must Die) * Joy to the World * Layla * Long May You Run * Lookin' in the Eyes of Love * A Love Song * Lyin' Eyes * Margaritaville * Matthew and Son * Mexico * Millworker * Minority * Misty * Mood for a Day * Moondance * Moonlight Sonata * Mr. Bojangles * My Beat * My Funny Valentine * My Sweet Lady * Needle and the Damage Done * Never Going Back Again * Night Train * Nights in White Satin * Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out * Nothing Can Be Done * and more.
Learn to play guitar and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of playing either acoustic or electric guitar. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about various guitar types and the sounds they create, how to care for your very own guitar, and getting acquainted with standard musical notation and tablature. You will then move right along to playing different notes, chords, scales, and songs, lesson by lesson, all while continuing to increase your knowledge of reading and understanding standard musical notation and TAB. You will learn to play in an array of musical styles, including Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues, Country, Jazz and Folk. Near the end of the book, you will be introduced to advanced tablature techniques such as bends, slides, and palm muting, which will help you color your musical creations with your own unique, rockin' style.The book features the following helpful resources for reference during and after your lessons:
* Tablature licks
* Dictionary of tablature techniques
* Guitar note chart
* Magic chord accompaniment guide
* Guitar fingerboard chart The accompanying CD provides a helpful reference for play-along and practice. Be your own teacher, and let Alfred be your resource every step of the way.