Alfred's Guitar 101, Ensemble makes a great supplement to any class guitar program. Your students will enjoy rehearsing and performing great-sounding pieces using the skills and concepts they have learned in Alfred's Guitar 101. This flexible guitar ensemble is written for five guitars, but it can easily be adapted for as few as two or as many as eight guitars. A creative teacher can find many ways to use Alfred's Guitar 101, Ensemble: add a bass player, percussion, or other melodic or harmonic instruments---whatever fills the needs of your students and program.
One For Herman is an Alfred's Guitar 101 Ensembles piece that features a classic rock oriented, straight eighth note feel. Since the song is layered, students will learn to concentrate on their own part, while other parts enter at different times. Guitar 1 plays the melody while Guitars 2 and 3 provide accompaniment and some melodic fills. Guitar 4 gives students a chance to learn to play a repeating riff in the bass, along with other variations that give this song its character.