These four solo pieces are aimed at young guitarists at around UK grades 1 – 3 standard. The initial idea for them came from the fact that I needed more material to develop my pupils’ ability to deal with the transition from using only open string bass notes to fretted bass notes at the same time as playing a melody. I wanted pieces that did not involve too many awkward fingerings for the left hand, and these were the result. There is about 8 minutes music here, but the audio sample (computer playback only) below gives you about 30 seconds from each movement.
Two Trains is for absolute beginners. Once a pupil can play a couple of notes on the 1st string, they can join in with the melody line. There is a second part on string two for those that have...
This piece is for very young beginners who are just starting to control putting fingers down on a fret (and possibly struggling a bit with too-high action!). It just requires first finger on the...