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ERIC Number: ED141251
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
A Course of Study for Guitar I (Music I).
Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.
Twenty lessons for beginning guitar instruction at the junior high or secondary level are presented. The course of study suggests a harmonic approach to teaching guitar. It focuses upon teaching students how to accompany folk, traditional, and popular music in a variety of styles. General outcomes include proper tuning of guitar, playing chords in standard position, demonstrating basic strums, developing a basic repertoire of songs to accompany while singing, and demonstrating simple harmonic recognitions by applications of the cycle of fifths. For each of the 20 lessons, specific instructional objectives are identified. The book provides a sample recordkeeping form, diagram of the guitar, string and fret placement, and finger numbers, and hints for teachers about finger placement, string location, fret location, and tuning. Each lesson is developed around specific songs for which scores are provided at the back. The book also contains a bibliography of six guitar method books, four ensemble books, and a videotape. (Author/AV)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.