Sound Innovations for Elementary Class Guitar

Sound Innovations for Elementary Class Guitar
An Innovative Method for Class Instruction

By Jason Yeary and Aaron Stang Guitar Teacher Book & Online Audio & Video Item: 00-44086
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This Teacher Edition of Sound Innovations for Elementary Class Guitar is written specifically to address the needs and learning styles of children. Unlike Sound Innovations for Guitar 1 and 2, which were aimed at teenage students, the bulk of instruction for this installment resides within this Teacher Edition---the content in the matching student book is streamlined and relies on instruction from the teacher.

Beginning with rote learning, imitation, and echoing, students will play and perform familiar melodies, strum chords, perform duets and trios, sing, and accompany singers. The curriculum takes them through reading music notation, guitar tablature, and guitar chord diagrams---while traditional chords will be taught, they'll also explore the neck of the guitar with simple and exciting non-traditional "moveable" chord shapes.

The method is organized into four levels, each with nine parts for a total of 36 lesson plans. Online resources include streaming video that corresponds to each lesson plan, downloadable MP3s that demonstrate every example and song in the book, and reproducible PDFs for student assessment. The method follows both state and national music education standards.

Sample Pages



Lesson 1: Plucking and Using a Pick
Lesson 2: Strumming
Lesson 3: Fretting Single-String Melodies
Lesson 4: Playing with Dynamics, Our First Song
Lesson 5: Playing Songs from Tablature
Lesson 6: Playing Songs from Tablature on Multiple Strings
Lesson 7: Playing Chords
Lesson 8: More Chord-Playing Using the E Shape
Lesson 9: Review and Assessment
Lesson 1: Playing Riffs on the Low Strings
Lesson 2: Playing with the Correct Left-Hand Fingers
Lesson 3: First Composition
Lesson 4: Reading Traditional Notation (High E String)
Lesson 5: Reading Notes on the B String
Lesson 6: The A Minor Chord
Lesson 7: Combining A Minor and E Chords
Lesson 8: The E Minor Chord
Lesson 9: Review and Assessment
Lesson 1: Sing and Play Short Chords
Lesson 2: Sing and Play G, C, and D7 Chords
Lesson 3: Reading Traditional Notation (G String)
Lesson 4: Reading Traditional Notation (D String)
Lesson 5: G Major Key Signature
Lesson 6: The G Chord
Lesson 7: Fast 3 Strumming Pattern
Lesson 8: More Moving the E Chord
Lesson 9: Review and Assessment
Lesson 1: The C Major Chord
Lesson 2: Changing Between C and G Chords
Lesson 3: Reading on the A String
Lesson 4: Reading on the Low E String
Lesson 5: The Key of E Minor and the B7 Chord
Lesson 6: The D Major and A7 Chords
Lesson 7: "Corrina, Corrina" and "Minuet in G"
Lesson 8: The A Boogie Blues Progression and Final Composition
Lesson 9: Review and Assessment
Tuning the Guitar
Reading Music and TAB Notation
Chord Diagrams

Additional Information

Series: Sound Innovations for Guitar
Author: Jason Yeary, Aaron Stang
Instrument: Guitar
Format: Book & Online Audio & Video
Page Count: 128
Item Number: 00-44086
ISBN 10: 1-4706-1975-X
ISBN 13: 978-1-4706-1975-6
UPC: 038081495866

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