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  • Item #: 041577
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  • Item #: 010994
    ISBN: 9780967174907
    Retail: $24.95
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    I met the author of this book at a home school convention and explained that I had tried and failed several times to learn to play the guitar. He showed me this book, which claims to teach you how to play over 30 worship songs on the guitar in just 12 weeks. The book starts with the basics: how to hold the guitar, how to position your hands, which strings are which and how to tune them. It then presents three basic (and easy) chords and launches you into an easy arrangement of Amazing Grace. It is exciting to quickly be able to strum a familiar tune that you and your family can sing along with. The book continues to present a couple of new chords every lesson (week) with several more songs that can then be added to your repertoire when those chords are mastered. This book is also nicely sprinkled with Bible verses and quotes from Godly people. On 3 -...A-maz-ing grace, how sweet... ~ Jerry

  • Item #: 024570
    ISBN: 9780739094419
    Retail: $20.99
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    This book and CD set introduces students to the basics of jazz guitar. (Please note that this is not a book for complete beginners to the guitar; rather, it provides instruction to help intermediate students branch out into another genre.). The first chapter provides an overview of concepts students need to know before proceeding into jazz-specific techniques - open position and barre chords, reading music in standard notation, blues progression/strumming, and pentatonic scale fingerings. The rest of the chapters teach students how to play jazz, one lesson at a time. Each chapter is divided into lessons, and each lesson is further divided into two separate sections. The "A" sections deal with harmonic and chordal topics, and the "B" sections teach about single line improvisation. (This allows students to focus just on chords and harmony, or just on improvising, if they wish. Of course, studying both sections in each lesson is recommended for the most well-rounded jazz education.). The lessons build upon each other, covering basic theory, scale fingerings, triads, types of chords, and more. The book features easy-to-read chord and scale diagrams, plus a full-length song or etude to accompany each new concept. The book uses standard music notation only—no TAB—to encourage students to become strong music readers. The audio CD corresponds to the lessons, allowing students to hear how the songs and examples should be played. Finally, the "Coda" section in the back gives suggestions for practicing, honing techniques, and performing solos that can be applied no matter where you are in your studies. A fun, accessible approach to jazz guitar that will inspire a lifetime of music enjoyment. ~ Lisa
  • Item #: 023900
    ISBN: 9781864691634
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  • Item #: 012878
    ISBN: 9780739007105
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  • Item #: 038170
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  • Item #: 061881
    ISBN: 9781741854770
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  • Item #: 004692
    ISBN: 9780739010761
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  • Item #: 061915
    ISBN: 9780978704872
    Retail: $19.95
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    If you’re looking for a guitar curriculum that focuses on learning to read sheet music rather than focusing on chords, this is the approach for you. This guitar book instructs in the classical approach. Start out with the very basics of the instrument ad how to hold and tune the guitar. Then the 16 lessons utilize a combination of scale and warm up exercises, and a combination of folk, classical and sacred music to learn how to read sheet music. 70 spiral bound pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 004693
    ISBN: 9781470636579
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  • Item #: 038171
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  • Item #: 006986
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  • Item #: 004694
    ISBN: 9780739028469
    Retail: $21.99
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  • Item #: 038284
    ISBN: 9780970836236
    Retail: $24.95
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    He's Got the Whole World in His Hands; My All in All; More Precious Than Silver; Take My Life; Lord, I Lift Your Name on High; This Is the Day; I Love You Lord.

  • Item #: 009956
    ISBN: 9781470633318
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  • Item #: 060674
    ISBN: 9780739095416
    Retail: $20.99
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    Playing music together as a family sounds quite lovely, but what if you don’t even play an instrument? Not a problem with this simple guitar book! This book is formatted with a child’s lesson on the right hand page and a parent’s guide on the left hand page. Think of it as a teacher’s manual and student book all in one. The best part? This book assumes that you, the parent, have no prior musical knowledge – only the ability to read and relay information. It also comes with handy teaching tips and practice suggestions so you can help your child develop good playing habits without even knowing them yourself. While you’re at it, you might as well learn alongside your child!

    In terms of structure, this series takes a slightly different approach than other Alfred books, starting with chords and moving into notes on the strings rather than the opposite. All in all, the amount of information learned appears to be the same at each book level. Included is a CD to play along with for extra practice. 80-90 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 060675
    ISBN: 9781470616908
    Retail: $20.99
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    Playing music together as a family sounds quite lovely, but what if you don’t even play an instrument? Not a problem with this simple guitar book! This book is formatted with a child’s lesson on the right hand page and a parent’s guide on the left hand page. Think of it as a teacher’s manual and student book all in one. The best part? This book assumes that you, the parent, have no prior musical knowledge – only the ability to read and relay information. It also comes with handy teaching tips and practice suggestions so you can help your child develop good playing habits without even knowing them yourself. While you’re at it, you might as well learn alongside your child!

    In terms of structure, this series takes a slightly different approach than other Alfred books, starting with chords and moving into notes on the strings rather than the opposite. All in all, the amount of information learned appears to be the same at each book level. Included is a CD to play along with for extra practice. 80-90 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 060680
    ISBN: 9780739096246
    Retail: $16.99
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    Let’s face it: the songs in instrument-learning books, while valuable, are not always very fun to play. What IS fun to play is a song that everyone knows and can play or sing along to. That’s where this book comes in! If your student desires learning some songs that are a little more fun or wants to take a step towards “real” songs after some of their lesson books, these are the perfect fit. For each song, there are tabs (a notation method that shows which fret to play on which string: highly popular for learning to play more popular songs), chords, and even sheet music for your more classically trained student. Your student will be able to play old standards like The Farmer in the Dell, Jesus Loves Me, The Bear Went Over the Mountain, and 56 other songs. In addition, we also carry the ukulele version of this book (#060681), so if one child plays the guitar and one plays ukulele, they will be able to play duets together, making for some great family fun and bonding time! Parents, the music for the song Ninety-Nine Bottles of Beer is included, so you may want to do a little creative editing and change the lyrics to “pop” before handing the book over to your child. Includes a chord dictionary for quick reference. 83 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 050466
    ISBN: 9780739079881
    Retail: $149.99
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    So, your kid wants to start playing guitar. Why buy everything separately? This starter pack includes everything you'll need to play: an acoustic guitar, Alfred's Kid's Guitar Course 1, a carrying bag, an electronic tuner, and picks. The guitar is 3/4ths size for smaller hands, with nylon strings, plastic tuning knobs, and a very standard, light wood body. If your kid ends up being passionate about guitar, you'll probably want to upgrade, but it's perfect for beginners and seems to hold its tune well. Grab this and your kid can start playing as soon as the plastic wrapping comes off. ~ Mark

  • Item #: 029263
    ISBN: 9781875726158
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  • Item #: 009138
    ISBN: 9780739054178
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  • Item #: 060662
    ISBN: 9781470626235
    Retail: $9.99
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    If you’re looking for a book to teach your child guitar or for self-directed learning, the Alfred’s Basic course is an excellent choice. Although revised and updated, this learning method has been used since the 60s. This book assumes the guitarist knows nothing about the instrument, starting with basics such as how to hold a guitar and tuning. It starts with foundational knowledge of notes so students learn what notes their playing rather than only “first string, second fret, etc.” This soon transitions into chords as well, allowing for more modern accompaniment-style playing but puts an emphasis on both chords and individual notes as the book progresses.

    Maybe you’re a learn-by-hearing type of person. Don’t worry! There is now an included code for a free download of the teaching tracks which accompany the book. Chord names are also included with each song so that a parent, friend, or older sibling can accompany the student as each piece is played (this was something that my brothers and I did frequently when one of us learned a new instrument!).

    The difference between this book and the Alfred’s Self-Teaching Basic Guitar Course (#060672) is quite simple. This book has a more streamlined approach, featuring only music, charts and photos. The Self-Teaching book is far more text heavy with lots of information to read about each step, appealing to an older student, someone who learns better when reading or someone who needs more information than is available in the Basic Guitar Method book. Both use the same music (so if you decide to switch from one to the other part of the way through the book, you’ll know exactly where to pick up) and cover the exact same elements of music. In addition, the Self-Teaching book comes with a tangible CD instead of a download. 64 softcover pages – Laura

  • Item #: 062688
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  • Item #: 015532
    ISBN: 9781891155000
    Retail: $59.95
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    I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this CD-ROM product from eMedia. The program is so thorough and complete, with so many extras. It is designed for someone with no prior knowledge, and seems as though it would be extremely easy to pick up and begin with - very user friendly.

    The program consists of six chapters, each divided into several lessons (165 in all). The first chapter starts out with the basics - how to use the various features of the program, types of guitars, stringing and tuning your guitar, finger positioning, chord reading. After you know all that, you get right into the music. You continue learning chords, which are clearly pictured and well described, with one accompanying song and/or exercise to practice. The chords used are always pictured on the same screen. As you learn more chords, the songs involve more chords and there are practice exercises for changing chords smoothly. After every few chords you learn, there is a quiz and an exercise incorporating them. As you get further into the course, there are lessons to educate you in other aspects of the guitar, such as accents, syncopation, double strumming, and notation. By the end of the sixth chapter, you will be able to play over 50 songs of varying styles, including hymns, blues, classics, rock, and other genres. Most of the songs in the lessons are classic examples, such as "Greensleeves," "Amazing Grace," and "Skip to My Lou," but there are a variety of other songs too, i.e. "Downtown Train," "Rock Steady," and "La Bamba."

    As if these lessons don't sound wonderful enough, there are many additions worth mentioning. First, three different buttons are displayed on many of the screens. One is a picture of a video camera. When you click on this feature, a box pops up with the instructor and his guitar, and he talks and shows you what he is doing. This provides a helpful visual for some of the harder concepts, such as strumming, new chords, accents, and double strumming. Next, there is a button with a person shown speaking. Clicking this button allows you to hear the instructor offer short tips and practical suggestions. The last button is my favorite. The audio button appears by all of the songs and exercises. When you click this, the music is played through slowly so that you know what it sounds like and you can play along with it. The chords flash red as they are played so you can follow along. Sometimes the instructor suggests ways to embellish this feature, such as playing in rounds with the audio clip. Yet another added bonus is an animated fret. When you play the audio clip, a picture of the fret pops up, and the strings and fingers of the chords are highlighted as they are played so you can see what your fingers are supposed to be doing as you play. There is also a chord dictionary in case you want to see all of the chords or look up a particular one.

    Also the program suggests list of songs that you can find on the internet at one site. Each time you learn some new chords, there will be a screen devoted to listing a collection of various songs using only those chords you've learned so far. There are so many additional songs here, I think this was one particularly good addition. If your computer has a microphone, other features will come in handy. You can play your guitar into your computer's microphone and it will record and play back the song so you can hear you play. A new instant feedback feature even highlights notes in green that you play correctly - as you play the song! The microphone will also allow the computer to help you with your tuning. An appendix at the end aids you in a further study of notes, sharps, key signatures, and other little tidbits of information. Is this great or what?

    In summary, the sound quality is extremely good, very clear and easy to understand, and the lessons are incredibly simple and well laid out. The program is designed to use in lesson order, but someone who has some knowledge would be able to skip around and use a specific lesson to work on a practicing a particular skill. System requirements: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7, 16 MB of RAM and 40 MB of free hard disk space; Mac OSX 10.4 or later, 16 MB RAM, 83 MB of free disk space.

  • Item #: 060673
    ISBN: 9780739081020
    Retail: $19.99
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