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Free Guitar Lessons for Kids | Lesson 5 | Copy Play and Learn Guitar.

This piece reinforces the fact that notes of lower pitch are to be found toward the bottom of the stave and physically located upward from the floor on the guitar. This piece also encourages greater movement of the thumb across the strings while mentally processing and making use of previously learned rhythms. This piece provides an opportunity for discovery. Ask the student to observe the pitch of the notes. They may discover that the melody uses the same notes every two lines except that the rhythm changes. Teachers might ask the student to describe the rhythm and could expect an answers such as; “the first two lines are tas, the next group of two lines are ti-tis and the third group of two lines are ta, ti-ti."

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.

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