Mel Bay's Children's Guitar Method

Overview

A popular and creative method for teaching guitar to young children. This approach to learning integrates, from the very beginning, chord playing with note reading. The students start with easy one finger chord forms and strum accompaniments to numerous songs. Note reading is then methodically and carefully introduced. Two subsequent volumes complete this course. The method features Ron Wheeler's colorful cartoon artwork. A play along recording and a full length DVD also supplement this method. Written in ...
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Overview

A popular and creative method for teaching guitar to young children. This approach to learning integrates, from the very beginning, chord playing with note reading. The students start with easy one finger chord forms and strum accompaniments to numerous songs. Note reading is then methodically and carefully introduced. Two subsequent volumes complete this course. The method features Ron Wheeler's colorful cartoon artwork. A play along recording and a full length DVD also supplement this method. Written in standard notation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780871663863
  • Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1982
  • Edition description: Bound Music
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 659,939
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.66 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.18 (d)

Table of Contents

On completion of the three volumes in this method, student guitarists will have been taught:
  • Chords: G, C, G7, D7, D, A7, E7, Am, Dm, Em, B7, F and E
  • Notes: Notes in First Position
  • Note Values: Whole Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Quarter Notes, Eight Notes
  • Keys: C, G, D, A, F, Bb
  • Time Signatures: 4/4, 3/4, 6/8

Songs and Solos:
Brother John; Three Blind Mice; Row Your Boat; Skip to My Lou; London Bridge; This Old Man; Cowboy's Song; Pop Goes the Weasel; He's Got the Whole World; Buffalo Gals; Polly Wolly Doodle; Rest Song; Counting Song; Happy Sounds; Up and Down; Skipping; Running; Marching; Climbing; Surprise Song; Indian Drum; Sailing; Walking Over Hills; Turkey Waltz; Down in the Valley; Oh, My Darling Clementine; Go Tell It On the Mountain; Yankee Doodle; Home on the Range; Praise Him in the Morning; Bingo; Amazing Grace; Peace Like a River; Do, Lord; Au Clair De La Lune; Twinkle Little Star; Jingle Bells; There's A Hole in the Bucket; Jacob's Ladder; Space Walk; She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain; Away in a Manger; This Little Light; Guitar Boogie; The Playful Puppy; Cockles and Mussels; Bucking Bronco; Old McDonald's Farm; Repeat Song; Sourwood Mountain; Yellow Rose of Texas; All Through The Night; Billy Boy; Camptown Races; Praise Him All Ye Little Children; Jimmy Crack Corn; She Wore A Yellow Ribbon; Blow the Man Down; Old Smokey; Chinese Checkers; Kumbaya; Michael, Row the Boat Ashore; Frankie and Johnny; The Riddle Song; Sweet Betsy From Pike; Old Joe Clark; Mary Ann; Tell My Why; O Come, All Ye Faithful; My Bonnie; Silent Night; Simple Gifts; Come and Go With Me; Give Me That Old Time Religion; Down By the Riverside; Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad; Little Brown Jug; Shenandoah; Big G Boogie; This Train; We Wish You A Merry Christmas; Cape Cod Girls; Crawdad Song; Rockin' Guitar; Blow Ye Winds; Abide With Me; Look Down That Lonely Road; Coventry Carol; Hail, Hail the Gang's All Here; When Johnny Comes Marching Home; New Boogie; Chester; Praise to the Lord; America; Good King Wenceslaus; Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes; Doxology; Joy to the World; Alpine Song; Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho; Oh, Sinner Man; What Child is This?; Emperor Waltz; Easter Hymn; Kookaburra; Battle Hymn of the Republic; Chording Guitar; Gliding Along; Wayfarin' Stranger; Bluegrass Waltz; Ode to Joy; My Country 'Tis of Thee; Green Grow the Lilacs; Faith of Our Fathers; Minuet (Bach); Dance; Chorale; Musetta's Waltz; Solo (Handel); The Lord is in His Holy Temple; Blues Shuffle; Swing Low Sweet Chariot

Duets:
The Clock; Searching; Eb Duet; Oh, For A Thousand Tongues To Sing; Tallis Canon; Etude by Sor; Minor Melody; German Hymn; Meditation; Song Without Words

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