Method-Year 1, Quarter 3
This text is intended to be a supplement to any beginning guitar text, or it also may be a stand-alone text. As a classroom guitar teacher, it is necessary to have plenty of classroom material to fill the class time and keep students active in learning. Most published beginning guitar methods are intended for individual use and not for the classroom. There is rarely enough materials for classroom activities.
Quarter Three: Playing in First Position offers 65 pages of materials. Most school quarters last 45 instructional days. There is enough material for more than a new page every single day.
This text is formatted to offer weekly string exercises, accidentals, songs in the kys of G Major, duets, combo series, chords and scales all in first position. Each week, students will have one of each to work on. These materials get progressively harder each week.
At the completion of this text, students will be able to play all of the notes in the keys of C Major, A minor, G Major, and E minor on all of the strings in first position. Students will also learn first position chords and scales as well as the accidentals in first position.