The Progressive Guitar Method for Young Beginners Series has been designed to introduce younger students to the basics of guitar playing and reading music. It incorporates an extensive repertoire of of well-known children’s songs, and has been carefully graded into an easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson format, which assumes no prior knowledge of guitar or music by the student.
In this book you will find very easy arrangements, using just five notes (G to D), four simplified chord shapes (G, D7, C and G7), and two different time signatures. It also covers melodies and simplified chords, making use of quarter, half and whole notes and their equivalent rests. Most exercises also include a suggested strumming pattern.
The student is taught how to read music and is introduced to basic terms such as bar lines, repeat signs and lead-in notes. New pieces of information are highlighted by color boxes, while color illustrations are used throughout to stimulate and maintain the students interest.
A fun and easy introduction to the guitar, this method is a favorite with teachers and students worldwide. After completing this book, your student will be amazed at how easy it is to play the guitar and be inspired to continue learning.
Book 1 is the first of three method books, which can be used in conjunction with two supplementary books, containing additional material to play.