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Teaching beginning guitar class : a practical guide

Author: Bill Swick
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In one helpfully concise volume, Teaching Beginning Guitar Class: A Practical Guide provides the necessary tools to assist secondary music educators with the task of teaching beginning guitar in the classroom.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Swick
ISBN: 9780190661939 0190661933
OCLC Number: 1003317587
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Teaching Beginning Guitar Class; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; 1. Getting Started; I Do Not Play Guitar, Why Do I Have to Teach Guitar?; Reasons Why Music Educators May Like Teaching Guitar; Band Students Will Leave the Band to Join a Guitar Class, or Will They?; Guitar Content for the First Quarter; What Kind of Equipment Is Needed for a Guitar Class?; Trimming the List; No Left-​Handed Guitars; A Closer Look at Quarter 1 Class Content; Playing with a Pick; Playing with the Thumb; Playing with Alternating Fingers; How to Place Fingers on the Fingerboard to Change Pitches 2. Being Prepared Prior to the Start of the School YearMaking a List; Select a Method Book; How to Evaluate the Selected Method; Programmed Texts and Sequences; It's Time to Do the Math; Learn to Model the Content of the Method Book; Learn to Model Technique for Both Left and Right Hands; Learn to Model Posture; Learn to Make a Sound with a Pick, the Thumb, and Alternate Fingers; Learn to Change a String; Learn to Tune a Guitar; Have Lesson Plans Covering at Least the First Quarter; Have Handouts Ready to Be Printed; Know Exactly What Is Going to Be Covered in the First Week of School Why Give Pre-​tests?Know Exactly What Is Going to Be Covered in the Second Week of School; Have a Curriculum Map for the Entire School Year; Prepare a Class Handbook and Have It Printed and Ready to Distribute to Students; Check that All Equipment Is in Place and in Working Order; Know How Your Seating Arrangement for the Classroom Is Going To Work; 3. Organizational Ideas; Retention; Public School Structure; Structuring a Guitar Program for Longevity: The Middle School Model; The Three-​Year Plan; Semester versus Year-​Long Classes; The Year-​Long Model; The Semester-​Long Model ExplorationsHigh School Models; High School Schedule: 6 Classes a Day; Block Schedule; Backward Assessment; Backward Assessment Model; Level 1: Beginning Guitar; Beginning Guitar-​List View-​All Objectives; Assessments; Consider This Assessment Model; Consider Using Music Prodigy; Daily Routines; 4. A Potpourri of Practical Ideas and Simple Thoughts; Slow Down!; Engage Your Students before the Teaching Begins; Are Your Students Listening?; One Ounce of Technique; Beginners Are Not Ready to Tune a Guitar; Get Your Drums On; Learn Their Names!; The Shorter, the Better!; Collaborative Learning Dreaming to Be a Rock StarNot All Guitar Students Are Rockers; Practice Makes Permanent; New Students in January?; Make Friends with the Custodians and Counselors; Just Heard a Classical Guitar CD and Want to Learn to Play Guitar; Incorporate Ensemble Playing Early On; What Is the Classroom Lifespan of a Guitar?; Ten Professional Suggestions; Ten Quick Things to Make a Guitar Class Most Successful; Advice for Teaching Beginning Guitar; Ten Things to Make Life Easier; 5. Lesson Plans, Curriculum, Objectives, and Standards; Why Lesson Plans?; What Is Curriculum?
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