Recognized for over 50 years as the best-paced and most-thorough guitar method available, Alfred's Basic Guitar Method has introduced over 5 million beginners to playing guitar. Now, Alfred's Basic Rock Guitar Method provides a new approach to learning guitar for beginners who want to play rock. Book 2 features new techniques like hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, and teaches you barre chords, new scales, and how to improvise with pentatonic scales. There are many more licks and melodies in the styles of many of the greatest rock artists, and an authentic arrangement of the opening from Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven."Companion audio tracks that can be downloaded or streamed online are included with the book, so you'll have everything you need in one place. Learning to play has never been easier or more fun than with Alfred's Basic Guitar Methods—-the best choice for beginning guitarists.