Essential Elements for Guitar - Book 1
Take your guitar teaching to a new level! Hal Leonard's top-selling comprehensive method for band and strings is now also available for guitar. With the time-tested classroom teaching methods of Will Schmid and Bob Morris and popular songs in a variety of styles, Essential Elements for Guitar is sure to become a staple of guitar teachers' instruction - and get beginning guitar students off to a great start. This method has been designed to meet the National Standards for Music Education, with features such as cross-curricular activities, quizzes, multicultural songs, basic improvisation and more. Concepts covered in Book 1 include: getting started; basic music theory; guitar chords; notes on each string; ensemble playing; and much more! Songs used in Book 1 include such hits as: Dust in the Wind á Eleanor Rigby á Every Breath You Take á Hey Jude á Hound Dog á Let It Be á Ode to Joy á Rock Around the Clock á Stand By Me á Surfin' USA á Sweet Home Chicago á This Land Is Your Land á You Really Got Me á and more!