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Mastering the Guitar Class Method Short Term Course

By William Bay and Mike Christiansen

Guitar (all) - Beginning
Composed by William Bay and Mike Christiansen. Saddle-stitched, Methods. Mastering Guitar. All Styles. Book. 56 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20510).

Item Number: MB.20510

ISBN 9780786668786. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

The Mastering the Guitar Class Method Short Course has been written for use in guitar classes which last for nine weeks or less. Students will receive, in a condensed form, the same high quality, sequential material contained in the Mastering the Guitar Class Method. Although designed for a shorter course, great care has been taken to provide the students with a solid foundation in technique and the fundamentals of playing guitar. Contents include: holding position, chords, strum patterns, tuning, reading single note solos in tablature and standard notation, and ensembles all in a variety of music styles. The book also contains a section on playing the blues and writing original blues lyrics. Fifty five lesson plans are available on line at and quizzes will also be made available. This text is ideal for the exploratory course and will provide the perfect springboard for further study.
Checkout the Short Course Lesson Plans, and Teacher Supplement and Lesson Plans.

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  • 5

    Pittsburgh, PA
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  • 2012-03-19 00:00:00.0 Great for beginners' guitar class

    I've been using this book for several years in a beginners' guitar class that I teach at the local Community College. My class is designed with the assumption that my students have had no prior exposure to formal music instruction, and no experience on guitar. I structure all of...

    my lessons on this premise, and I strive to give my students a broad and shallow (rather than a narrow, deep) exposure to various styles of play, as well as some music theory and history as applicable. Though no single book or method can perfectly fill this requirement, for an 8 to 10 week class situation, this book works very well for me.

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