ERIC Number: ED074008
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Teaching Guitar. A Curriculum Guide for a High School Elective in Music Education.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.
The material in this curriculum guide for a high school elective course may be used in a variety of curriculum designs--from a mini-elective to a full year course. Although it is obvious that none of the students will become expert guitarists in the time alloted, hopefully, through a program based on guided self-instruction and doing, they will: (1) learn to play guitar with enjoyment and at least minimum competence; (2) find a satisfying and acceptable means of personal expression; (3) develop an interest in music and/or musical performance; (4) widen both their musical and educational horizons; (5) discover possible aptitudes for the creative and/or performing arts; (6) increase their ability to learn; and (7) undergo positive attitudinal and behavioral changes. Included in the guide are sections which: (1) help the student to select the guitar most suited to his tastes; (2) explain the use of capos and picks, and; (3) show a suggested model for a course outline which includes tuning the guitar through the use of grand barre chords. Many photographs are used to demonstrate the use of correct hand positions and chord formations. An annotated list of instrumental materials, films, periodicals, and inexpensive folksong collections conclude this guide. A related document is "A Teacher's Guide to Folksinging" (SO 005 429). (OPH)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.