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Free Guitar Lessons for Kids | Lesson 8 | Copy Play and Learn Guitar.

Students can associate the rhythm of the words, I like cake and custard to ti-ti, ti-ti, ta,ta. While the written rhythm doesn’t strictly reflect the recorded rhythm, it is close. It must be remembered that at this point, the goal is to work with a child’s fledgling cognition. To introduce syncopation at this early stage would be counter-productive and can be left till later.

This piece brings together finger movements that have been learnt previously but separately. It challenges the student to move the first finger of the fretting hand between E and F (done previously in My Socks Smell and Meet the Judge), while moving the thumb from the first to the second strings, as was done in At the Beach.

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.

About the Author

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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