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Alfred Basix Series

 

Alfred Publishing offers a wide variety of methods for guitar and bass guitar. They also publish a great offering of supplemental books for guitar.

Below is an offering of Alfred publications that we normally carry on hand in the store.

  Alfred Basix Series Guitar Method in 4 Levels
Basix®: Guitar Method, Book 1

PRICE: $7.95 Series: Basix® Series Category: Guitar Method or Supplement Format: Book & Enhanced CD Instrument: Guitar Solid guitar instruction at a great value. Each book in this series comes with a CD so you can listen and play along with every song and example—all for the same price as the book alone! Learn by playing familiar blues, rock, jazz, classical, folk and country songs, from the fundamentals of level 1 to the more advanced techniques of level 4. 48 pages.

Basix®: Guitar Method, Book 2

PRICE: $9.99 Series: Basix® Series Category: Guitar Method or Supplement Format: Book & Enhanced CD Instrument: Guitar Solid guitar instruction at a great value. Each book in this series comes with a CD so you can listen and play along with every song and example—all for the same price as the book alone! Learn by playing familiar blues, rock, jazz, classical, folk and country songs, from the fundamentals of level 1 to the more advanced techniques of level 4. 48 pages.

Basix®: Guitar Method, Book 3

PRICE: $9.95 Series: Basix® Series Category: Guitar Method or Supplement Format: Book & CD Instrument: Guitar This is the third book of this fun and easy method to learn to play the guitar. In addition to 6/8 time and the dotted-8th & 16th note rhythm, you will learn alternating bass notes, triplets and arpeggios. Styles include blues, rock, jazz, classical, folk and country. The CD includes all songs and examples.

Basix®: Guitar Method, Book 3

PRICE: $9.95 Series: Basix® Series Category: Guitar Method or Supplement Format: Book & CD Instrument: Guitar This is the fourth book of this fun and easy method to learn to play the guitar. In addition to playing in new keys, advanced techniques are taught including hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides and bends. Styles include blues, rock, jazz, classical, folk and country. The CD includes all songs and examples.

Basix®: TAB Guitar Method, Book 1

PRICE: $8.95 Series: Basix® Series Category: Guitar Method or Supplement Format: Book & Enhanced CD Instrument: Guitar Solid guitar instruction at a great value. Each book in this series comes with a CD so you can listen and play along with every song and example—all for the same price as the book alone! Learn by playing familiar blues, rock, jazz, classical, folk and country songs, from the fundamentals of level 1 to the more advanced techniques of level 4. 48 pages.

Basix®: Scales and Modes for Guitar

PRICE: $9.95 Series: Basix® Series Category: Guitar Method or Supplement Format: Book & CD Instrument: Guitar This book is a fast and fun way to learn how to use scales and modes from day one, and provides a strong foundation upon which to build. Contains 14 essential scales and modes, licks in the styles of famous guitarists, and guitar TAB, neck position and standard music notation. The CD includes accompaniments for songs and exercises.

Basix®: Rock Guitar Techniques

Includes detailed descriptions of everything from sweep-picking and tapping to hammer-ons, pull-offs and string skipping. Large, easy-to-read music exam

 
Basix®: Blues Guitar Techniques

PRICE: $11.95 Series: Basix® Series Category: Guitar Method or Supplement Format: Book & CD Instrument: Guitar This book is packaged with a play-along CD at an unbeatable price, and full of pictures of the pros in action, providing motivation for students. The gradual and rewarding learning pace is based on sound educational values loved by teachers and students alike.

Basix®: Guitar Theory

PRICE: $10.95 Series: Basix® Series Category: Guitar Method or Supplement Format: Book & CD Instrument: Guitar Guitarists can now enhance their knowledge of theory with this easy-to-use workbook. Note and rhythm reading, scales, chords and progressions are just some of the topics covered. Use this book alone or with any method. The recording includes accompaniments for songs and exercises.

Basix®: Guitar Chord Dictionary

PRICE: $11.95 Series: Basix® Series Category: Guitar Method or Supplement Format: Book & CD Instrument: Guitar This handy resource illustrates 36 chords in each key with the most commonly used fingerings, along with chord theory such as intervals, chord structure, building chords and the circle of fifths. With the CD, which includes listening examples for all the chords and styles found in the book, examples of how to play different chords come to life in a variety of styles, such as bluegrass, blues, country, funk, heavy metal, jazz, R & B, reggae, rock and rockabilly.

   
     
Basix®: Bass Method

PRICE: $11.95 Series: Basix® Series Category: Bass Guitar Method or Supplement Format: Book & CD Instrument: Bass Guitar Basix® Bass Method supplies you with everything you need to get started! It includes tips on buying and maintaining your instrument, teaches how to read TAB and standard music notation and includes instruction in a wide range of popular styles including rock, blues, country, jazz and more! There are essential licks and bass lines from different eras. The CD includes accompaniments for songs and exercises.

 

 

 

  Alfred Basic Piano Course books we normally stock
Alfred's Basic Piano Course - Lesson Books Price Range $6.95-$8.50

Lesson: 1A, 1B, 2,3 , 4, 5, 6, Complete 1, Complete 2-3

Alfred's Basic Piano Course - Theory Books Price Range $6.95-$8.50

Theory: 1A, 1B, 2,3 , 4, Complete 1, Complete 2-3

Alfred's Basic Piano Course - Technic Books Price Range $6.95-$8.50

Technic: 1A, 1B, 2,3 , 4, Complete 1, Complete 2-3

Alfred's Basic Piano Course - Recital Books Price Range $6.95-$8.50

Recital: 1A, 1B, 2,3 , 4, Complete 1, Complete 2-3

Alfred's Basic Piano Course - Duet Books Price Range $6.95-$8.50

Duet: 1B, 2,3 , 4, Complete 1, Complete 2-3

Alfred's Basic Piano Course - Hymn Books Price Range $6.95-$8.50

Hymn: 1B, 2, 3

Alfred's Basic Piano Course - Solo Top Hits Books Price Range $6.95-$8.50

Solo Top Hits: 1A, 1B, 2,3 , 4, 5, Complete 1, Complete 2-3

Alfred's Basic Piano Course - Flash Cards $8.95

We stock Levels 1A & 1B, 2-3

   
  Alfred Piano Basic Prep Course (For the young beginner)

Alfred's Prep Course - Lesson Book Price Range $4.95-$5.95

We stock A, B

Also Available in E, F

Alfred's Basic Piano Prep Course Theory Book $4.95-$5.95

We stock A, B

Also Available in E, F

Alfred's Basic Piano Prep Course Technic Book $4.95-$5.95

We stock levels A, B

Also Available in E, F

Alfred's Basic Piano Prep Course Activity & Ear Training $4.95-$5.95

We stock A, B

Also Available in E, F

Alfred's Prep Course - Notespeller Book $4.95-$5.95

We stock levels A, B

Also Available in E, F

Alfred's Basic Piano Prep Course: Solo $4.95-$5.95

We stock levels A, B

Also Available in E, F

Alfred's Basic Piano Prep Course: Flash Cards, Levels A & B $8.95
Alfred's Basic Piano Prep Course - Flash Cards, Levels C-D $8.95
 

Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course

Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course - Lesson Book $9.95

We stock level 1, 2

Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course - Theory Book $8.95

We stock level 1, 2

  Mel Bay's "You can Teach Yourself" Series: Comes with Book, CD and DVD $24.99
You Can Teach Yourself Electric Bass Book/DVD Set$19.99

Product Description:
This method is loaded with information. In the author's words, "The electric bass is in a very exciting developmental period. No longer does it just provide 'low-end support.' Now entire songs are built around the bass line." This method is both easy to understand and thorough! It provides the theory and technique needed to play contemporary bass, and it covers such modern effects as slap & pop and right-hand hammering techniques. While note reading is taught, tablature is also presented

You Can Teach Yourself Harmonica Book/DVD Set$19.99

Product Description:
A wonderful, easy-to-understand beginning harmonica book for both folk and blues harmonica stylings. Several different styles are analyzed and representive tunes are given in each style. With the various sections the songs are roughly graded as to difficulty. An extra section examines some specialized techniques and introduces some harmonicas other than the standard ten-hole-twenty-reed diatonic harp (in the key of C) for which most of the songs in this book are written. All together, 41 harmonica arrangements are included. Lessons on the companion DVD are taught by Phil Duncan. CD included.

You Can Teach Yourself Mandolin Book/DVD Set $19.99

Product Description:
You Can Teach Yourself Mandolin is written as a teach-yourself text with play-along examples and tunes on the companion recording. In the author's word, "It is aimed at helping you get started immediately on your way to mandolinhood by giving you the basics of the mandolin and mandolin playing." With this informal, often humorous text, Dix Bruce will guide you step-by-step through the basics of learning this versatile instrument. Learn all about accompanying yourself and others, common chords and useful strums, reading simple melodies, playing a colorful assortment of mandolin folk songs, and more. All musical examples and tunes are written in both standard notation and tablature. Diagrams of all the principal chords used on the mandolin are shown in the Chord Appendix, making this book a particularly useful study aid for the beginning mandolinist. Illustrated with drawings and photographs of vintage instruments. DVD and CD included.

You Can Teach Yourself Banjo Book/DVD Set$19.99

Product Description:
This is the ideal beginner's book, presenting the basics of playing the 5-string banjo is a way that is both fun and produces quick results. Janet Davis takes you on an extensive tour of this instrument's fundamental techniques as well as some intermediate possibilities including rolls, chords, bluegrass banjo techniques, playing up the neck, licks, endings, and other basic information needed to play bluegrass and melodic-style banjo. Thorough performance notes are provided from beginning to end revealing the secrets of this versatile traditional instrument. The companion CD and DVD (The DVD teaches through Lesson 22.) is included.

You Can Teach Yourself Uke Book/DVD Set $19.99

Product Description:
A wonderfully easy, entertaining way to learn the uke! Based on C tuning, this text presents strum-along/sing-alongs in the keys of C, G, D, F, and B flat. The DVD will teach you in a step-by-step manner, and provide hours of fun and enjoyment! You will learn 58 great, all-time favorite uke songs including Peg O' My Heart and Fascination. CD included.

You Can Teach Yourself Blues Harp Book/DVD Set$19.99Product Description:
An innovative book that enables the student to play rhythm chords immediately to create exciting sounds on the harmonica, You Can Teach Yourself Blues Harp is designed to allow the beginning student to gain maximum results in the shortest amount of time. The student is guided in developing the ability to hear blues progressions and styles. Upon completion of this method, the student will have developed the ability to handle the demands of most blues music. Written by a masterful teacher with years of studio, classroom, and workshop experiance, if you really want to play blues harp, this book is for you!

This packages includes an innovative DVD demonstrating selected examples from the book. Examples are clearly indicated so the student can find the corresponding exercise in the book. CD also included.

You Can Teach Yourself Flatpicking Guitar Book/DVD Set$19.99Product Description:
Three-time national flatpicking champion Steve Kaufman teaches you how to buy a guitar, the easy way to fret a note, how to read chord charts and play all the basic chords, basic bluegrass strumming patterns, bass runs and walks, hammer-ons and pull-offs, how to read tablature, picking lead, crosspicking, practice techniques, and much more. DVD and CD included.
You Can Teach Yourself Country Guitar Book/CD Set No DVD $19.95

Product Description:
This is a step-at-a-time enjoyable method for learning to play great sounding country guitar. Dix Bruce, in his humorous yet musically "right-on" teaching style, introduces you to country back-up, bass runs, Carter-style bluegrass picking, the Nashville Numbering System for indicating chord changes, use of the capo, transposition, and much more. Work at your own pace and learn to sound like the country greats! Written in standard notation and tablature.

You Can Teach Yourself Guitar by Ear Book/CD/DVD Set$24.99Product Description:
"If someone is singing a song or playing a melody, how can I know what chords I can play with it?" This is a common question asked of guitar teachers and players. If you are the guitarist at a campfire sing, if you want to learn a song from a recording, or if you want to write your own songs - this book will show you the way. An indispensable book for the guitarist who wants to learn to improvise and accompany singers by ear, music reading ability is not required to benefit and learn from this method. Includes a DVD.

Assorted other instructional and supplementary books

Mel Bays' Guitar Chords$4.99

Product Description:
This book is considered to be the largest selling basic guitar chord book ever published! Twelve basic guitar chord types are shown in three ways: photograph, notation, and chord diagram. In addition, a special bonus section is contained showing in photo and diagram the essential moveable rhythm guitar chord forms. This special section contains the basics of Mel Bay's acclaimed Rhythm Chord Playing System showing the guitarist how to finger numerous advanced chord forms with a minimum of hand movement! Chords shown in photo, notation, and diagram form include Major, Minor, Dominant Seventh, Diminished, Augmented, Ninth, Major Seventh, Minor Seventh, Seventh #5, Seventh b5, Sixth and Minor Sixth. Chords are shown in the bonus Moveable Rhythm Chord section include Major, Minor, 7th, Minor 7th, 7sus4, 7b5, 7#5, Minor 7b5, Sixth, Minor 6th, Diminished 7th, Diminished add 9, 9th, Minor 9th, 9b5, 9#5, Minor 9b5, 7th b9, 7th b9#5, 11th, 9 add 6, Minor 9 add 6, 13th, 13sus11, 13 b9, 13th b9 b5.

Alfred's Beginning Drumset Method $19.95PRICE: $19.95 Category: Percussion - Drum Set Method or Collection Format: Book & DVD (Sleeve) Instrument: Drum Set This innovative method is a practical approach to playing the drumset. Students start their first lesson by playing an actual beat! The book and DVD are divided into two sections: "Rock " and "Jazz." In each section students learn the use of the hi-hat, ride cymbal, snare drum and bass drum in their respective styles.
Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Piano$29.99PRICE: $29.95 Series: Teach Yourself Series Category: Electronic Keyboard Format: Book & DVD Instrument: Electronic Keyboard Everything you need to know to start playing now! Whether you're a beginner with no prior musical training, or you "used to play" and are need of a refresher course, Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Piano is the perfect resource to teach yourself piano, even though you have never taken a lesson. Complete with on-screen scrolling music, MP3 play-along tracks for every example, and iPod*-compatible video files, you will master how to make rhythms made simple, how to form the most important chords, techniques for playing with feeling and expression, and so much more. Upon completing Teach Yourself to Play Piano, you will be able to play in pop, blues, classical, folk, hymns, spirituals, and ragtime styles. The DVD includes exciting arrangements of “The Entertainer” and “Amazing Grace,” and sets the stage for a life-long relationship with music and playing the piano.
Hal Leonard Manuscript Paper, Standard Wire Bound $4.75

96-page wirebound book; 12 staves per page; 8 1/2? x 11?; Music Notation Guide $4.75 (US)

 
Guitar Tablature Manuscript Paper - Standard $2.95

(Tan Cover) 64-page stitched book; 8 1/2? x 11?; six 6-line staves on each page; 8 blank chord diagrams printed at the bottom of each page; punched to fit all ring binders; Music Notation Guide.

 

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