Alfred's Kid's Guitar Course 1: The Easiest Guitar Method Ever! (Book, Enhanced CD & DVD)

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Alfred's Kid's Guitar Course is the #1 best-selling guitar method for kids! This award-winning (""Best Product of the Year"" -- Disney's iParenting Media Award) method is the easiest guitar method ever for kids ages 5 and up. Using plain language thats easy for kids to understand, three irresistible guitar experts guide students along---a clever classical dog, one cool jazz cat, and a friendly alligator who loves the blues---they focus attention by pointing out whats important on each page and make learning music fun! Kids will learn to play chords and melodies, read music, and perform lots of fun songs. Book 1 starts by teaching you how to hold the guitar and tune the strings, and by the time you finish, youll be strumming chords, reading music notation, and playing lots of familiar songs.

The book comes to life on your stereo and your computer with the enclosed enhanced-CD. The disc includes beautiful recordings of all the music in the book and can be played on your CD player or downloaded to your iPod® or other mp3 player. Play the same disc on your computer (Windows/Mac compatible) to instantly access an interactive guitar tuner, digital guitar chord dictionary, and play-along songs! Kids can see and hear the music, and even adjust the tempo of songs for practice or performance!

The companion DVD to this best-selling edition features a live instructor to make learning the guitar even easier! Hosted by renowned guitarist Janet Robin, this DVD demonstrates the fundamentals of guitar playing including how to hold and tune the guitar, strum chords, read music, and play lots of fun songs! Also included are live on-screen notes for an easy introduction to reading music, live performances demonstrate how the music should sound, and bonus mp3 audio tracks of all examples for listening and playing along!

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Ron Manus is co-owner of both Alfred Publishing and its sister company, Daisy Rock Guitars. Ron joined Alfred Publishing in 1988 and today is the company's Vice President. Ron is one of Alfred Publishing's top-selling authors, having over 100 published titles to his credit including instructional items for guitar, bass, banjo, harmonica, ukulele, and drums. In addition to holding prominent positions with Alfred Publishing and Daisy Rock Guitars, he also enjoys playing guitar and singing in the rock-solid, no-nonsense, punk rock band sASSafrASS.

L. C. Harnsberger received his Bachelor of Music in Composition from the University of Southern California. It was there that he studied with well-respected composers and arrangers including Morton Lauridsen and William A. Schaefer. Since finishing school, he has been writing and arranging for numerous wind ensembles, orchestras, chamber ensembles and soloists. His published works for Alfred Publishing include music for band, full orchestra, solo piano and choral accompaniments. His most popular publication is the Essential Dictionary of Music which is a concise, pocket-sized reference guide of definitions, composers, theory and instrument ranges which is used by musicians of all levels.

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