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Rock House Children's Guitar Method

The Road to Stardom Begins Here! So Easy Series

By John Mccarthy

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The Road to Stardom Begins Here! So Easy Series. Edited by Steve Gorenburg. Rock House. Children, Instruction. Softcover with DVD. With guitar tablature. 48 pages. Hal Leonard #FR00957. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.14027216).

Item Number: HL.14027216

ISBN 0979622913. 8.5x11 inches.

This popular method starts young children on their musical journey by teaching basic principals of guitar playing. It begins with the parts of the guitar, how to comfortably hold the instrument, right and left hand positioning and tuning. Easy step-by-step playing examples are used to teach chords, picking, strumming patterns and single note melodies. It uses plain language that makes it easy to understand major and minor chords, rhythm and timing. Have fun playing complete song rhythms with full band backing tracks that give children the feel and excitement of playing with other musicians.

This program developed by renowned guitar instructor John McCarthy includes a follow along DVD that illustrates the playing examples through close-up views of each hand, Players Perspective Views and a Video Chord Chart that shows how to play the most popular chords and what they should sound like. There is even a section that will teach kids to change strings and care for their guitar!

  • Introduction 
  • Using the Lesson Support Site 
  • Icon Key 
  • Parts Of The Guitar 
  • Holding the Guitar Pick 
  • Tuning 
  • Chord Chart Explanation 
  • Your First Chords 
  • Open String Picking Pattern 
  • Counting Along With a Beat: The Quarter Note 
  • Your First Song Rhythm 
  • Picking Out the Chords 
  • Minor Open Chords 
  • Counting Along With a Beat: Whole & Half Notes 
  • Strumming Complete Song Rhythms 
  • Tablature Explanation 
  • Quiz #1 
  • Playing a Simple Melody #1 
  • Picking Pattern #2 
  • Playing a Simple Melody #2 
  • Counting Eighth Notes 
  • Basic Blues 
  • Strumming Patterns 
  • More Chords: Full Open Chords 
  • Minor Pentatonic Scales 
  • Power Chords 
  • Power Chord Rock Rhythm 
  • Quiz #2 
  • Crossword Puzzle 
  • Word Search 
  • Changing Strings 
  • Guitar Accessories 
  • Bonus Chord Section 
  • Music Paper 
  • Quiz and Puzzle Answer Key 

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