Recognized for over 50 years as the best-paced and most comprehensive guitar method available, Alfred's Basic Guitar Method has introduced over 3 million beginners to the joy of playing guitar. Alfred's Basic Bass Method is the newest addition to the family, and features clear, well-paced instruction covering popular styles like rock, blues, country, and jazz. Learning to play has never been easier or more fun than with Alfred's Basic Bass Method---the first and best choice for today's beginning bassstudents. Book 1 covers all the necessities including how to hold your bass, tuning your bass, right- and left-hand technique, the basics of reading music, notes on all four strings, scales, licks, songs, how to read TAB, and playing slides and accents. This package also includes a CD to make learning even easier.