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Sound Innovations for Guitar Overview

Written by Bill Purse, Aaron Stang, and Jason Yeary, The Sound Innovations authors bring years of extensive teaching, conducting, and composing experience. The most comprehensive method available, you can teach young band through advanced ensembles with the same series.

Course Components

Sound Innovations for Guitar Book 1

Book 1

Organized into 36 complete 1-week lesson units, Book 1 has clean page layouts, clear goals for each exercise, and access to SmartMusic. Notes are introduced sequentially from low to high in order to promote better fretboard understanding. Included are reproducible enrichment and enhancement pages, expansion suggestions, performance advice, assessment tools, and clear guidance as to reasonable expected outcomes. Masterclass videos and audio examples are provided throughout the book, promoting at-home practice and reinforcement of new concepts.

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Sound Innovations for Guitar Book 2

Book 2

Continue your students’ musical journey with Book 2, where new concepts are introduced such as moving up the neck, sixteenth notes, speeding picking, playing power chords in higher positions, classical guitar fits, barre chords, and more. Videos and MP3s are included, featuring explanations and demonstrations for all concepts and techniques, allowing for a more thorough and accurate understanding for students.

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Sound Innovations for Elementary Class Guitar

Sound Innovations for Elementary Class Guitar

This method is written specifically to address the needs and learning styles of children. 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.

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Sound Innovations for Guitar eBooks

eBooks

Most Sound Innovations books are available on eBooks for iPads®, ChromebooksTM, PCs, and Macs®, allowing for use in 1:1 classrooms.

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