This innovative, bestselling guitar method by Aaron Stang contains all styles of music including rock, pop, folk, and classical. Guitar tablature is used as an aid in learning new material and suggested accompaniment parts enable the teacher and student to play together. The unique Rock Workshop sections teach rock rhythm and lead guitar styles and are correlated to the Guitar Rock Shop books. The Alfred Guitar Method is available with or without a play-along recording. Book 1 includes reading music in first position, all basic chords, strumming, eighth note rhythms, power chords, the blues form, basic rock rhythm, guitar techniques, and pop songs such as "Surfin' Safari," "Old Time Rock and Roll," and more. Guitar Method available in 3 levels, as is the Theory, Song Trax, Rock Shop, and Guitar Ensemble books. Teacher's editions also available. Level One of the Method, Rock Shop, and guitar theory books are available in English and Spanish. Video available for Method and Rock Shop.