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Guitar Book For Elementary Music Teachers

By

Herbert Midgley

The guitar is a great instrument for the elementary music teacher to use in their classroom. When I taught elementary music, I used the guitar almost every day in the classroom. Here is the five reasons that the guitar is great for lementary music teachers:

First - It is transportable, even more portable than a keyboard.

Second - You can see your students over the guitar.

Third - You can play near your students.

Fourth - The guitar blends well with all voices.

Fifth - The guitar is an easy instrument to learn how to play.

There are three one finger EZ Chords that you can play many songs with (EZ C, EZ G and EZ G7). Check out the Basic Guitar Chords to learn these EZ Chords. Then use the Guitar Songs in the Key of C to play three favorite songs. If you have a guitar, try these songs out in your classroom!

After you have developed some skills with the EZ Chords, then use the Basic Guitar Chords to learn some other open position chords. You can then use the Guitar Songs in the Key of G and Guitar Songs in the Key of D to learn the three songs in these keys.

If you want to learn how to play notes on the guitar use the Guide to Basic Guitar Methods to learn where the notes are on the guitar and music staff. Use the Notes Page One and  Notes Page Two to learn the natural notes on the guitar with these string studies.


Here is a guide to learn some basic guitar skills.
 A Guide to Basic Guitar Methods  Click Here to Download the PDF file
 Notes Page One  Click Here to Download the PDF file
 Notes Page Two  Click Here to Download the PDF file
 Basic Guitar Chords  Click Here to Download the PDF file
 Guitar Songs in the Key of C  Click Here to Download the PDF file
 Guitar Songs in the Key of G  Click Here to Download the PDF file
 Guitar Songs in the Key of D  Click Here to Download the PDF file



Here are some Guitar Quartets

Aura Lee Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Amazing Grace Froggy Went a Courting
Chance for Guitars Michael Row the Boat A Shore

Here are some more songs in the key of G

Key of G Songs

Click here for some Classical Guitar Studies I have composed.

Please email me if you would like to see more folks songs.