The first comprehensive teaching manual for guitar, Teaching Classroom Guitar will help you engage your students with relevant content. Designed to get the most out of your chosen method book, it can easily serve as a college textbook or as a desk reference for teachers at all levels. Written by a master classical guitarist with fifteen years of classroom guitar teaching experience, the book provides outlines for daily, weekly, and semester planning. An outgrowth of Steve Eckels's summer seminars for teachers, the book covers it all-from planning, assessment, and music reading to chords and music theory, jazz harmony and improvisation, remedial techniques, and more. Reproducible templates for assessment, grid and staff paper, and worksheets make it easy to implement the instructional strategies. The extensive listing of popular songs by grade level make choosing repertoire easy. Discover the excitement of teaching this popular and motivating instrument.
Steve Eckels is a National Board-certified guitar instructor at Flathead High School, Montana, the author of over twenty guitar books for MEL BAY publications, and a master guitarist.
Part 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Effective Planning Chapter 3 Assessment Techniques Chapter 4 Applying the National Standards for Music Education Chapter 5 Your Strengths as an Educator Part 6 Preliminaries Chapter 7 Preparations Chapter 8 Quick Start: Your First Week Chapter 9 Hand and Body Positions: Learning How to Learn Chapter 10 The Right Hand: Using the Thumb and Pick Chapter 11 The Left Hand Chapter 12 Strength and Motion Chapter 13 Teaching Individual Tuning Chapter 14 Group-Tuning Techniques Part 15 Music Reading Chapter 16 The Natural-Note Scale Chapter 17 Music Reading Chapter 18 Ensembles Part 19 Chords and Accompaniments Chapter 20 How and Why to Teach Power Chords Chapter 21 Playing Bass Chapter 22 Teaching Chords Chapter 23 Strumming Chapter 24 Chord Progressions Chapter 25 Finger Picking Chapter 26 Teaching Songs Chapter 27 Teaching Singing and Playing Chapter 28 Barre Forms and Transposition Part 29 Intermediate Skills Chapter 30 Improvisation Chapter 31 Student Combos Chapter 32 Teaching Music Theory Chapter 33 Teaching Jazz Chords Chapter 34 Teaching Solo and Classical Guitar Chapter 35 Tablature Chapter 36 Hammering-On, Pulling-Off, and Two-Handed Tapping Techniques Chapter 37 Reference Frets and the Entire Fretboard Part 38 Remedial Techniques Chapter 39 Remedial and Artistic Uses of the Capo Chapter 40 The Benefits of Teaching Melodies on One String Chapter 41 Using Riffs for Educational Purposes Part 42 The Guitar Room, Guitars, and Independent Study Chapter 43 Setting Up the Guitar Room and Equipment Chapter 44 Guitars and Accessories Chapter 45 Independent Study