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Sound Innovations for Guitar, Book 1

A Revolutionary Method for Individual or Class Instruction

By Aaron Stang

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A Revolutionary Method for Individual or Class Instruction. Composed by Aaron Stang and Bill Purse. This edition: Teacher Edition. Guitar Method or Supplement; Method/Instruction; NAMM Best Tools for Schools. Sound Innovations for Guitar. Book. 72 pages. Alfred Music #00-39349. Published by Alfred Music (AP.39349).

Item Number: AP.39349

ISBN 0739090437. English.

This teacher edition of Sound Innovations for Guitar, Book 1 contains 36 complete one-week units/lesson plans. The lessons progress through six major levels and provide goals, access to reproducible enrichment and enhancement pages, expansion suggestions, performance advice, assessment tools, and clear guidance as to reasonable expected outcomes. The intent of this method is to provide both students and teachers with an exciting and rewarding guitar class experience.

  • Level 2 
  • Lesson 1: Notes on the 4th and 3rd Strings, New Chord: E7 
  • Lesson 2: Chromatic Strength Builder with Chord Review 
  • Lesson 3: The Blues Song Form and the Blues Boogie Rhythm 
  • Lesson 4: Fingerpicking in 3/4 
  • Lesson 5: Plaisir d' Amour 
  • Lesson 6: Review and Assessment 
  • Level 3 
  • Lesson 1: Notes on the 2nd and 1st Strings 
  • Lesson 2: Alternate Picking, Amazing Grace 
  • Lesson 3: Flamenco Mood Ensemble 
  • Lesson 4: Ode to Joy and Chromatic Strength Builder 
  • Lesson 5: The One Grip Blues 
  • Level 4 
  • Lesson 1: Basic Theory, I-V7, Playing by Ear 
  • Lesson 2: Simple Gifts 
  • Lesson 3: Fur Elise 
  • Lesson 4: Swing Feel and When the Saints Go Marchin' In 
  • Lesson 5: Looking Back 
  • Level 5 
  • Lesson 1: Three-Chord Rock and Roll 
  • Lesson 2: Alternating Thumb-Pluck Pattern and Corinna, Corinna 
  • Lesson 3: A Blues Shuffle, Improvised Rhythm Guitar 
  • Lesson 4: F Chord, Barre Chords, and Barre Chords by the Bay 
  • Level 6 
  • Lesson 1: Minuet in G 
  • Lesson 2: Aguado Study, plus Dm 
  • Lesson 3: Triplets and Blues 
  • Lesson 4: Romanza, plus B7, Em9, and Am6 
  • Lesson 5: Simple Gifts 
  • APPENDIX 1  
  • Classroom Management and Advice 
  • APPENDIX 2  
  • The Nature of Guitar Tablature 
  • National Standards for the Arts 
  • Level 1 
  • Lesson 1: Notes on the 6th String and First Chords 
  • Lesson 2: Notes on the 5th String and the A minor Chord 
  • Lesson 3: Accidentals, the E minor Chord 
  • Lesson 4: 3/4 Time Signature and Fingerpicking 
  • Lesson 5: Fingerpicking in A minor, Moving Chord Shapes, Acoustic Fantasy 
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