Memory is triggered by association. Simon and Dorothy may hesitate reading the notes but will recognise the sound and the contour of the melody.
Children often learn to read words through association. For example, they may associate the word, McDonald's with the universally recognisable, big, golden arches that is the McDonald's trademark. Children can’t necessarily read the word, McDonald's, but they know what the writing below the sign says. In a similar way, there are phrases that recur in pieces throughout this book that once learned, will become visually and aurally recognisable. In other words, upon seeing or hearing the phrase their memory is triggered, the student instantly recognises it and is able to play it.
Guitar Teaching Program
To achieve the best results and a positive learning experience for young guitar students, a good teaching program is essential. Copy, Play and Learn Guitar is the best available kids guitar book for very young students. It uses modern, child friendly techniques designed for their stage of physical and cognitive development. It addresses the issues and implements strategies to achieve note reading fluency and chord recognition. Using exciting and engaging songs as subject matter, it comes with free backing tracks, teaching resources and teaching points for each piece. There are also free videos available on YouTube. As the child progresses through the book, a story evolves of a boy and his friends and family involving racing cars, pets, smelly socks and more.
Music Educator, Composer and Guitarist, Bryce Leader, holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree and an A(Mus)A in Classical Guitar. He has been a classroom music teacher and guitar teacher for over thirty years and performs regularly in classical, jazz, rock and country music contexts.