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"Teaching Classroom Guitar" Text & Desk Reference Contents


Teaching Classroom Guitar
A Handbook for Classroom Teachers
By Steve Eckels

Table of Contents

4 - Preface
7 - About the Author

Part One: Introduction
8 – Effective Planning, 1
14 - Assessment Techniques, 2
23 - Applying the National Standards for Music Education, 3
29 - Use Your Strengths, 4

Part Two: Preliminaries
30 - Preparations, 5
35 - Quick Start: The First Week, 6
48 - Hand and Body Positions: Learning How To Learn, 7
54 - The Right Hand: Using the Thumb and Pick, 8
61 - The Left Hand, 9
68 - Strength and Motion, 10
78 - Teaching Individual Tuning, 11
83 - Group Tuning Techniques, 12

Part Three: Music Reading
85 - The Natural Note Scale, 13
89 - Music Reading, 14
102 – Ensembles, 15

Part Four: Chords and Accompaniments
109 - How and Why to Teach Power Chords, 16
114 - Playing Bass, 17
117 - Teaching Chords, 18
124 - Strumming, 19
131 - Chord Progressions, 20
139 - Fingerpicking, 21
148 - Teaching Songs, 22
155 - Teaching Singing and Playing, 23
160 - Barre Forms and Transposition, 24

Part Five: Intermediate Skills
169 - Improvisation, 25
176 - Student Combos, 26
179 - Teaching Music Theory, 27
185 - Teaching Jazz-Chords, 28
189 - Teaching Solo Guitar, 29
196 - Tablature, 30
198 – Hammering-on, Pulling-off, and Two-Handed Tapping Techniques, 31
203 - Using Reference Frets to Understanding the Entire Neck, 32

Part Six: Remedial Techniques
206 - The Capo for Transposition and Ease of Play, 33
209 - Benefits of Teaching Melodies on One String, 34
212 - Using Riffs for Educational Purposes, 35

Part Seven: The Guitar Room, Guitars and Independent Study
216 - Setting up the Guitar Room and Equipment, 36
220 - Guitars and Accessories, 37
225 – Independent Study, 38

227 Glossary of Guitar Teaching Terms

Appendix #1 - Assessment Forms
238 – Student Assessment Checklist
239 - Class Participation Self - Assessment
240 - Sample Essay and Questions
243 – Instructor Feedback Form
244 - Skill Self-Assessment
245 – Self Reflection Form
246 - Proficiency Scoring Worksheet
247 – Practice Portfolio Requirements (final assessment)

Appendix #2 - Curriculum
248 – Guitar Essentials - Skill List for Four Semesters
252 - Lesson Plan Worksheet
253 - Curriculum Overview for Four Semesters
254 - Sample Syllabus
256 – Lesson and Practice Record

Appendix #3  - Blank Grid Diagrams
257 – Small Chord Grids
258 – Medium Chord Grids
259 - Lyric Sheet with 6 small grids
260 - Lyric Sheet with 12 small grids
261 – Building Jazz Chords by Scale Degrees/Grid and Staff
262 - 12 Fret Chord Grids

Appendix #4 – Blank Staff
263 - Six Stave (Large)
264 - Eight Stave
265 - Jumbo staff (transparency)
266 - Large tab
267 - Medium tab
268 - Tab-Staff-Grid Conversion Paper


Appendix #5 – Worksheets
269 - Blues Songwriting
270 – Blues Progression Practice Chart
271 – Blues Progression Worksheet (I, IV, V)
272 - Concert or Listening Interview  (questions)
273 – Parents Interview
274 – Student Interview
275 – Music Reading Practice Checklist
276 – Sing Along List and Chord Theory
277 – Singing Warm Up Checklist
278 - Songwriting Categories
279 - List of Popular Guitar Songs by Skill Level, Artists and Keys

Appendix #6
Publishers of Class Guitar Materials

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