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 first fret on strings 1 and 2 and the open strings (so, E and F, B and C). Musically, the piece does follow the normal harmonic sequences for much Flamenco music, giving it that feeling of being in the Phrygian mode. There is an opportunity here to introduce pupils to the history of the guitar from a Spanish perspective and to start to familiarise them with some of those sounds.
Two copies are provided, with chord diagrams for right-handed and left-handed players, together with an optional bass part (although it is easy enough to make something up from the chord symbols).
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...