Spy in the Pie
This piece uses chords that have the same shape, so it is useful for pupils having difficulty with finger placement when moving from one chord to another. The melody uses 1st and 2nd strings but is not too challenging (the last note is A on string 3). Fret numbers are given above the notes and string numbers below. It is not too difficult for a more experienced pupil to improvise a walking bass line on the given chords (a written out bass part is included).
Two copies are included with chord diagrams for both right-handed and left-handed players, together with an optional teacher’s bass part.
A Froggy Day
This is an opportunity to introduce your pupils to the 'slap' ie. pulling the string away from the fret board so that it slaps back against it when released. Also there is a little bit of leaping...
Dooby Doo-Wop Dinosaurs
The chords in this piece are very simple, each one requiring only one finger, the idea being that even the most elementary players can participate in an ensemble. The melody is a bit more...