Alfred Music for Absolute Beginners

Dream of drumming but don't know the difference between double stroke and paradiddle? Written for novices, this course shows you everything needed to get started: about drum sets, holding the sticks, counting rhythms, reading music, notation, and basic techniques. The companion DVD features video demonstrations and audio examples keyed to the book's exercises. 47 pages, softcover from Alfred.

Guitars---they're affordable, portable, versatile, and popular! Susan Mazer's 50-minute instruction teaches everything needed to begin playing confidently---basic chords and music theory, strumming and picking techniques, and more. Close-ups, split screens, and synchronized music notation enhance the demonstrations throughout this clear, well-paced presentation. For electric or acoustic guitar. Includes 48-page book and download. From Alfred.

Go from aspiring novice to inspired guitarist in just 48 pages! Susan Mazer's warm and encouraging teaching style motivates even the most casual hobbyist to learn how to play. Quickly and easily understand how to hold and tune the guitar and play single notes and basic chords with proper technique. Includes companion CD.