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.
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.
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.
Complete in three volumes, this widely used text presents classical guitar instruction in a logical and clear manner. The student is thoroughly grounded in left and right hand technical studies and is acquainted with the works of the masters. In notation only.
This second edition of Song Sheets to Software includes completely revised and updated listings of music software, instructional media, and music-related Internet Web sites of use to all musicians, whether hobbyist or professional. This book is a particularly valuable resource for the private studio and classroom music 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.
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