Sound Innovations for Elementary Class Guitar - Student Edition

by Jason Yeary and Aaron Stang
sku: 20-44089

Book with online audio, video & PDFs. Beginning method that addresses the learning styles of children. Beginning with rote learning, imitation, and echoing, students perform familiar melodies, strum chords, perform duets and trios, sing, and accompany singers. They'll learn reading music notation, guitar tablature, and guitar chord diagrams. While traditional chords are taught, they'll also explore the guitar neck with simple "moveable" chord shapes. The method is organized into four levels, each with nine parts for a total of 36 lessons. Online resources include streaming video that corresponds to each lesson, downloadable MP3s that demonstrate every example and song in the book, and reproducible PDFs for student assessment. Follows state and national music education standards. Note: the student edition is streamlined and relies on instruction from the teacher. It's critical for the teacher to own a copy of the Teacher Edition (20-44086) for effective instruction. 64 pp.

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  • Lessons 1 and 2
  • Lessons 3 and 4
  • Lesson 5: Playing Songs from Tablature
  • Lesson 6: Playing Songs from Tablature on Multiple Strings
  • Lesson 7: Playing Chords
  • Lesson 8: More Chord-Playing Using the E Shape


  • Lesson 1: Playing Riffs on the Low Strings
  • Lesson 2: Playing with the Correct Left-Hand Fingers
  • Lesson 3: First Composition
  • Lesson 4: Reading Traditional Notation (High E String)
  • Lesson 5: Reading Notes on the B String
  • Lesson 6: The A Minor Chord
  • Lesson 7: Combining A Minor and E Chords
  • Lesson 8: The E Minor Chord


  • Lesson 1: Sing and Play Short Chords
  • Lesson 2: Sing and Play G, C, and D7 Chords
  • Lesson 3: Reading Traditional Notation (G String)
  • Lesson 4: Reading Traditional Notation (D String)
  • Lesson 5: G Major Key Signature
  • Lesson 6: The G Chord
  • Lesson 7: Fast 3 Strumming Pattern
  • Lesson 8: More Moving the E Chord


  • Lesson 1: The C Major Chord
  • Lesson 2: Changing Between C and G Chords
  • Lesson 3: Reading on the A String
  • Lesson 4: Reading on the Low E String
  • Lesson 5: The Key of E Minor and the B7 Chord
  • Lesson 6: The D Major and A7 Chords
  • Lesson 7: "Corrina, Corrina" and "Minuet in G"
  • Lesson 8: The A Boogie Blues Progression and Final Composition


  • Parts of the Guitar
  • Reading Music and TAB Notation
  • Reading Rhythmic Notation
  • Guitar Chord Chart