As guitar instruction increases in popularity in secondary schools, many band, choir, and orchestra teachers are asked to teach guitar. In one helpfully concise volume, Teaching Beginning Guitar Class: A Practical Guide provides all of the practical tools that are necessary to teach guitar in the classroom, especially for music instructors who are not guitar specialists. Formatted to follow the school year from summer planning to opening weeks of the fall semester to a week-to-week timeline for the full school year, Teaching Beginning Guitar Class encompasses all possible needs for a non-guitar playing music instructor navigating the world of guitar instruction in a classroom setting. In twelve expertly organized chapters, author and veteran guitar teacher Bill Swick gives hard and fast guides for instruction, providing reassurance alongside invaluable tips for novice guitar educators. This book addresses questions such as 'I Do Not Play Guitar, Why Do I have to Teach Guitar?'; 'What is the Classroom Lifespan of a Guitar?'; and 'New Students in January?' while also providing practical solutions including basic setup, how to select the correct method book, and equipment maintenance.
Optimizing personal income while developing a career both as a guitar teacher and musician can be rewarding, but challenging. Finally, here is a guide written by a seasoned professional---full of teaching tips, musical examples and business advice to help you run a successful teaching business. The Enhanced CD included with this book contains recorded examples, backing tracks for students to improvise over, and helpful forms for bookkeeping and tracking student attendance and progress. This in-depth guide, which explores diverse teaching situations and styles, will put you on the right path to follow your dream of making a living as a guitar teacher.
This is a thorough study into the renowned Travis Picking Guitar Style done by Merle's kinfolk, Tommy Flint. Included are vintage photos, interesting annotations and some great Travis guitar solos. If you want to learn to Travis pick, this book will take you there and then some! In notation and tablature.
The first comprehensive teaching manual for guitar, Teaching Classroom Guitar will help you engage your students with relevant content. Designed to get the most out of your chosen method book, it can easily serve as a college textbook or as a desk reference for teachers at all levels. Written by a master classical guitarist with fifteen years of classroom guitar teaching experience, the book provides outlines for daily, weekly, and semester planning. An outgrowth of Steve Eckels's summer seminars for teachers, the book covers it all_from planning, assessment, and music reading to chords and music theory, jazz harmony and improvisation, remedial techniques, and more. Reproducible templates for assessment, grid and staff paper, and worksheets make it easy to implement the instructional strategies. The extensive listing of popular songs by grade level make choosing repertoire easy. Discover the excitement of teaching this popular and motivating instrument.
If you've ever wanted to learn the newest "underground" and innovative guitar methods, this handbook is for you. Filled with cutting-edge and avant-garde techniques, the Underground Guitar Handbook contains detailed explanations and musical examples of such topics as: four-finger licks, unusual scales, diminished licks, tremolo bar flutters and gurgles, the wah-wham method, tritones and flatted fifths, Shawn Lane's "impossible" chord, speed-picking licks, pedal point phrases, new hardware ideas, atonal patterns, mysticism, finger-tapping licks, and much more. Links to the author's youtube videos in which he performs the techniques are also provided, (plus a handful of musical short stories for additional entertainment). For learning the most cutting-edge guitar techniques (many never before published), this manual is all you will ever need.
Take it Away! Unlock the secrets of hot take-off lead guitar as played by the greatest players from the greatest bands. Western Swing master Joe Carr has transcribed the great guitar solos from the Bob Wills band and other greats and breaks them down note by note into useful licks that can be used to improvise original hot solos. Includes solos by western swing legends Eldon Shamblin, Jimmy Wyble, Leon Rhodes, Junior Benard (often called the first rockabilly) and more. the accompanying CD uses classic western swing song progressions and presents the licks at a medium, learnable pace. Written in standard notation and tablature.Learn hot take-off style lead guitar Includes transcribed solos by Shamblin, Wyble, Rhodes, Bernard and more. Includes play-along CD with all licks at playable pace. Features the music of Bob Wills and other Western Swing greats.
In this comprehensive study, Joe Carr presents all the major country guitar styles in tablature and standard music notation. Beginning with basic chords and strum patterns, this book/CD combination covers flatpicking, fingerpicking and the major country lead styles including Rockabilly, Swing and modern electric. Special sections explain the Nashville Number System, string bending and beginning lead guitar. More experienced players will find a wealth of new material in the sections on lead, scales and chords, crosspicking, harmony and even a tele-style banjo imitation! Accompanying CD includes all music.
This new book is perfect for beginners, players with a little experience and guitarists who want a good grounding in the flatpicking style. Using popular American fiddle tunes, Joe introduces the important basics of good flatpicking including pick direction, fingering, and hand position. the accompanying CD provides a clear performance of each exercise and tune. an introduction to playing up the neck in closed positions is included as well as several of Joe's own advanced arrangements of jam session favorites. Includes: Wildwood Flower, Soldier's Joy, Red Haired Boy, Whiskey Before Breakfast, Old Joe Clark, Salt Creek and more.•