Alfred's Kid's Guitar Course Sacred Songbook 1 & 2 Book & CD
Enjoy 17 classical hymns, arranged for even your littlest guitarists. This book aligns with the Alfred Kids Guitar Course books 1&2, relying more on plucking out individual notes rather than chords. However, the arrangements do include are a few chords. Learn traditional hymns like Amazing Grace and Onward Christian Soldiers and more traditional choruses like God is so Good and This Little Light of Mine. Comes with a CD so you can practice and play along. 32 softcover pages. Laura
Have even more fun learning to play the guitar with 14 familiar sacred songs! The arrangements in this book correlate to Alfred's Kid's Guitar Course, Books 1, 2, and Complete---with handy page references throughout to help you integrate them directly into your lessons. Plus, the accompanying CD contains every song performed by a professional guitarist for listening and playing along.
Titles: Amazing Grace * God Is So Good * He's Got the Whole World in His Hands * If You're Happy and You Know It * I've Got Peace Like a River * I've Got the Joy, Joy, Joy * Jesus Loves Me * Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho * Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee * Kum Ba Yah (Chord Version) * Kum Ba Yah (Melody Version) * Michael, Row the Boat Ashore * Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen * Onward, Christian Soldiers * Shall We Gather at the River * Swing Low, Sweet Chariot * This Little Light of Mine.
Although there are many piano books written for younger students, it seems to me that it is a lot harder to find a beginning guitar book for young children. This is one such series of books. It starts right at the beginning and progresses with the age and capability of its target audience always in mind. First, your child will find a guitar they are comfortable with, and then they will learn proper strumming technique and hand and finger positions. After that, it's on to simple notes and chords. Each time a note or chord is introduced, a short song is provided so students can "really play." They will recognize many of the songs, such as London Bridge, Skip to My Lou, and the song no program would be complete without, When the Saints Go Marching In. To keep it simple, children use only the bottom three strings of the guitar throughout the book. Along the way, they learn simple musical terms and notation such as the staff, notes, beat, rhythm, and more. The pages are full but not cluttered, allowing children to focus on what they are learning. Included with the book is an enhanced CD, which can be played in your PC or on your stereo. This CD includes tracks for all of the music in the books so children can hear it, practice with it, or play with it. Both levels are also available with a DVD, so that students can reap the benefits of a live instructor. The DVDs are sold separately or along with the book and CD for each level. Please note that the CDs/DVDs are being phased out and replaced with access codes to stream or download audio and video content online. This book will provide a wonderful foundation for any young child aspiring to play the guitar. The second book follows a similar format to the first book and continues to progress in difficulty, first reviewing and then building on the skills learned in Level 1. The Complete edition combines Books One and Two with the activity pages of the Notespeller, and is available either with a DVD (combining the video content of Level 1 & 2), or along with an access code to stream or download audio content online.
Electric guitar books are also available in Levels 1&2 and either with or without a DVD. These books follow the same structure and pacing as the standard Kids Guitar Course, but offer a little more info about electric guitars, cords, and amplifiers, and each song has a box where students can note whether they prefer the song with or without distortion.
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