Once your pupils have mastered the scale of G major on strings 1 – 3, this is a great piece for practising moving up and down the scale. It also reinforces the basic note values of semibreve (whole note), minim (half note), crotchet (quarter note) and quaver (eighth note), by repeating the same phrase in different time spans. Fret numbers are indicated above the notes and string numbers below. Play this with a straight feel at a medium (andante) tempo.
Two copies are included with chord diagrams for both right-handed and left-handed players, together with an optional teacher’s bass part.
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...
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...