Re: Band director needing help on a guitar class
Posted by 1A on 8/15/2022, 3:24 pm, in reply to "Band director needing help on a guitar class"
We had a guitar class for kids such as this. |
I used Essential Elements for Guitar - Book 1
I also used resources from guitarnick through his patreon service. $3 a month is a small investment for access to many songs and technique materials.
I also used center stage guitar academy for a resource as well. I think that one was $40-50 for the year.
The biggest issue I had was students that refused to trim their nails to play guitar. If they don't trim their nails they couldn't participate. Student's should be aware of this and know the expectations of the class. It must be a voluntary offering as I don't think manicuring nails can be forced on a student if they are required to be in the class.
Basic Counting Skills (Rhythm Bee)
Note Name Exercises (Music Theory.Net)
EE for Guitar - Posture, Parts Of The Instrument, Etc (usually start on individual notes as string 1 - high e, f then g) work your way through strings 1-4
GuitarNick (Fingerstyle exercises, christmas pieces)
Center Stage Guitar Academy (Scale Patterns, Power Chords, Tons of Songs)
I prefer using fingers over a pick. Move into fingerstyle exercises once they have a grasp on the notes in each string. Bottom string is the highest sounding. String 6 down to 1 I used the acronym Every, Astronaut, Deserves, Good, Bacon, Everyday for tuning purposes.
1 - e, f, g
2 - B, C, D
3 - G, A
4 - D, E, F
5 - A, B, C
6 - E, F, G
I work normal notation with note names and fingerings. Last two six weeks we start working their own selections using tab. Start with the more difficult normal notation then go to tab at the end as a reward.