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ERIC Number: EJ919263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1048-3713
Speaking Their Language: Guitar Tablature in the Middle School Classroom
Thompson, Douglas E.
General Music Today, v24 n3 p53-57 2011
In this article, the historical roots of tablature for stringed instruments are noted, and the use of tablature is explained. Modern guitar tablature is then shown and explained, and the author leads the reader through the basics of using Guitar Pro 6, a guitar tablature program that simultaneously displays standard Western staff notation. The argument is made that using such a program in music education classrooms will build bridges with students whose primary music education experiences occur beyond the classroom. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A