Alfred’s Basic Guitar Method, Bk 2

(27 customer reviews)


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Alfred Music; 3rd edition (June 1, 1959)

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48 pages

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6.2 ounces

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8.75 x 0.25 x 11.5 inches


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#1,517 in Music Instruction & Study (Books)

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162 ratings

27 reviews for Alfred’s Basic Guitar Method, Bk 2

  1. Cara H.

    Highly recommend this method

    My son has studied guitar for the past 3 years. He finds the Alfred’s Basic Method challenges him and allows him to progress in his playing.. The level 2 book continues to introduce new notes, chords and scales. There are solos, duets and accompaniments. Alfred is noted for being a fast paced and complete teaching method. I would have to agree with that assessment. My son started playing young so his teacher started with 2 more basic methods. This method continues to challenge my son and move him forward in his guitar playing ability.

    2 people found this helpful

  2. D. Nagel

    went from the alfreds kids level 3 to this book …

    went from the alfreds kids level 3 to this book. A little more difficult than i was hoping, but my 6 yr old can do it.

    One person found this helpful

  3. F. Sasso

    Serious Learning Only

    I am relearning the Guitar after a 30 year break. I worked through the first book in this series and am now on the second. 30 years ago I didn’t pay much attention to learning the actual music I just memorized chords and played by ear. These books are excellent for learning all aspects of the method of playing guitar. It is a slower and harder process than just learning Guitar Tab but it is worth it if you have the time. I am actually doing both and I find that what I have picked up in the Alfred’s book helps incredibly even when playing from Tab.

    8 people found this helpful

  4. Jen Magness

    Great beginner guitar book

    Great book for my son learning guitar. He likes the songs which keeps him interested. Very useful.

  5. Kathy M.

    Great if you are able to read sheet music

    I would simply advise people 1) Be careful with your clicks 2) Make a copy of your order at checkout. I was going to purchase Alfred’s Book 1 because I’m a complete newbie to guitar. The “bundled offer” included a Book 2 and a Book 1 & 2. Wow, two volumes in one, a no-brainer right? So that’s what I thought I ‘clicked’ to put in my cart. Yesterday I received Book 2 which is basically a book of sheet music with minimal instructions. A perfectly good book for people who knows how to read music, but not much use to someone lacking basic skills. The book arrived in perfect condition and of acceptable quality for the low cost.

    One person found this helpful

  6. brian c

    Guitar book 2

    Guitar book 2 good for learning how to play

  7. Daniel Stephens

    Alfred’s is a great way to learn

    I have enjoyed using this method for learning guitar. It would be best to have a teacher, however I don’t have the schedule to allow learning at a set time. With Alfred’s books I have been able to slowly but surely progress on my own.

    One person found this helpful

  8. Jenn

    Five Stars

    Great book. My son loves it.

    One person found this helpful

  9. A K

    Good audio but poor packing.

    Good audio but poor packing also no track list.

  10. Amazon Customer

    Five Stars

    Easy to understand..

  11. impala3400

    Easy to learn

    Bought as gift for a friend. He loves it.

  12. SJB

    This is a great book. I’ve used it with many students

    This is a great book. I’ve used it with many students; however, this appears to be a cheap reproduction. The stickers on the back are pictures of stickers. The cover is not glossy like the original and the inside is all black and white with no color. Another student who ordered one for herself through Amazon got the same fake.

    5 people found this helpful

  13. C. Blackburn

    Husband likes it.

    Purchased for my husband. He is a beginning guitar player, he loves it.

  14. L. Horseman

    Alfred’s Basic Guitar Method – Book 2

    Very good. It provides the excellent instruction of the other Alfred’s series of guitar books. It picks upwhere book 1 left off.

  15. DuArte

    Five Stars

    Great deal!..

  16. Darrence

    One Star

    Okay to read but learned better through YouTube, will need to take lessons.

  17. Frenchie

    Challenging experience

    I bought this book recommendation of my daughter’s guitar teacher. She is starting her fourth year of private guitar lessons (she’s 11) and has gone through the three youth manuals that were available. We got this one just before she left for summer vacation so she’d have something new to work on before she came back to lessons in the fall. Working through it on her own was definitely a challenge for her (she had difficulties playing with the CD, mainly because she couldn’t keep up and she was confused since some tracks have multiple parts being played and she didn’t realize she was only supposed to be playing one of them – she did not have a chance to see her teacher for any instruction after the book arrived) but she made great progress with it on her own during the summer. Upon her return, her teacher explained to her how to use the book along with the CD and she’s made great progress. It has helped her work on all facets of her playing – chords, rhythm, scales, melody, etc.

    One person found this helpful

  18. Outlawbak

    Four Stars

    The book is most helpful.

  19. Paul Andre Lallier

    Progression on music for learning

    A good follow up to the first volume. Not much theory. Would be nice if the audio was part of the book without extra cost.

  20. Dawn Slater

    Easy to read

    Illustrated really well , easy to read excellent pictures and reminders about what chords you have already learnt

  21. Donald R Gowan

    Good book to learn from

    Easy to use


    Knowledge book

    For Guitar Learning perfect book

  23. operadiva

    good basic method

    I have already used book 1, but I find some directions a little difficult to understand in book 2. For instance, it is not always clear which part is to be played by the teacher, and which part is to be performed by the student.

    One person found this helpful

  24. David E Evans

    Good book

    Good product

  25. Cycling Rev

    The Next Step

    Useful book, written in the same style as Book 1, so if you got on well with that one, this should suit you fine!

    2 people found this helpful

  26. Amazon Customer

    Five Stars

    Exactly what was needed.

  27. Judy Howes

    Very disappointed the ad was misleading as the book did not …

    Very disappointed the ad was misleading as the book did not look like the picture and was expecting a cd with the book

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