Guitar Basics is a landmark method for young guitarists. It starts at absolute beginner level and progresses to Initial/Preparatory Grade. The method is set out in sixteen stages and contains original pieces and traditional tunes in an array of styles including classical, folk and world music as well as well-known favourite film and TV themes such as James Bond, Batman and The Flintstones.
There is a thorough introduction to standard notation, with sections on chords and TAB, whilst ensemble pieces are ideal for group teaching, including `Wider Opportunities'. The enhanced CD provides accompaniment parts, teachers' notes and tips for parents which are easily downloaded, or it can be simply used to play the fun backing tracks!
The companion book, Guitar Basics Repertoire, provides over 40 fun solos and ensemble pieces for both individual and group learning. It is designed to consolidate material learnt in the Guitar Basics Tutor and present new topics, including accidentals, moving up the neck, two-part music, arpeggios and plucked chords.
Mulberry Boogie; Shaky; Totem Pole; Buzzing Bee; Spanish Bee; Open All Strings; Big Blue Bear; Easy Bees; The Dance Of The Clowns; Blues 'n' Shoes; Walking In The Rain; Groovy; On 'n' Off; Reggae GAGA; The Irish Washerwoman; Joe Cool; The House Of Doom; Spooky; I Spied A Spy; Mild Thing; Salsa Verde; Bees At Sea; Turkish Delight; The Soldier's March; The Finger Song; Rhyme Time; Hear The Train A-Comin'; Up And Down The Ladder; Rock The Boat; The Windmill Song; Hi D Hi; Chunk Of Funk; Batman; Falling Leaves; Canon; Sunday Morning; Run, Don't Walk; La Colombina; The Star; Beware Of Bears; It's So Easy; Calypso; Push And Shove; Bossy Nova; Easy Peasy; Safari; Cool Cat; Hannah's Mouse; My Grandad's Dog; Brother John's A Miner; Blue Who?; Scaly Fish; Skater Kid; Swing The Cat; In The Bleak Midwinter; Melody's Song; High In The Rockies; Up, Down, Flying Around; E For Elephant; Rock E And A; LemonADE; Rock School; Smoke On The Water; The Keystone Cops; Zoo Blues; Chinatown; D Rex; Hannibal's Elephants; The Lonesome Cowboy; The Irate Pirate; Shark Attack; Cool Cat; Turn It Up; Batman Riff; Tango Hideaway; Meet The Flintsones; James Bond Theme; Giulini And Aunty; Pig Jig; Fiesta; Guitar Basics.