Teach Yourself to Play Guitar - Volume 1 - Morty Manus & Ron Manus

Teach Yourself to Play Guitar - Volume 1

By Author Morty Manus & Ron Manus

  • Release Date: 2011-01-01
  • Genre: Music
Teach Yourself to Play Guitar - Volume 1
Book Rating: 4/5
Based on 25 Reviews

Teach Yourself to Play Guitar - Volume 1 - Morty Manus & Ron Manus Book Description

Learn how to play the guitar and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred Music, the world leader in educational music publishing since 1922. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of playing either acoustic or electric guitar in a variety of musical styles, including Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues, Country, Jazz and Folk with this course. 
Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about various guitar types and the sounds they create, how to buy and care for your very own guitar, how to tune and hold your guitar, and getting acquainted with standard musical notation and tablature. You will then move right along to playing different notes, 3-string chords, and songs, lesson by lesson, all while continuing to increase your knowledge of reading and understanding standard musical notation and TAB. 
Audio examples and video lessons are integrated throughout the entire book so you can see and hear an experienced guitar teacher guiding you through every step. Split-screen video lessons clearly show the left and right hands and on-screen music notation and TAB is highlighted as the music plays so you can easily follow along. Interactive quiz questions and diagrams help students grasp concepts and make learning fun. If you've wanted to learn how to play the guitar but didn't know where to start, this is the perfect course for you!

Book Reviews

  • This was was soooooo helpful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By K.Kiewit
    I'm such a visual learner, and this book really showcased everything I needed to know right away! Easy to read and a clean layout! MUST HAVE for all beginners!!!
  • This book is really helpful

    By BluesinF
    I have had an old dusty guitar down in the basement for years. I always wanted to learn how to play it but didn't have the time or money to take lessons from a teacher. This book is a great way to learn, at my pace and on my schedule. The videos really help make everything very clear, and I love the interactive guitar diagrams and quizzes. I'm really happy with this book and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn to play guitar.
  • finally a learn guitar book that works for me!

    By De ivett
    i love the great video demos that go along with each step in the learning process! finally a "teach yourself to play guitar" book that covers all the basses for the learning rocess, with animated sheet music and demo videos. thank you Alfred!
  • Great way to learn to play guitar

    By Rondel
    I thought this would just be the pages of a book, but it is so much more! This has videos and audio for every song and lesson. Bought this one week ago and already playing my first song. UPDATE!!! This book just updated with a complete new layout and added features! This is now the best interactive iBook I have seen. The improved pictures make learning the guitar easier and the new format is built for the iPad. Love it!!!
  • Great way to learn the guitar

    By sunny3d
    Great way to learn the guitar with videos that are easy to follow! Well worth buying.
  • Great for ALL ages

    By MamaBirdie
    Great book! Easy to understand, even for this "empty nester", the audio and video with each lesson are extrememly helpful. If I knew learning the guitar was going to be this easy, I would of tried this years ago!
  • Great way to learn guitar

    By Squeetie
    I bought this book for my daughters. They found it very easy to use and love the videos. If you want to learn to play the guitar, this is a great way to do it.