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This Old Man - Progressive Variations for Guitar (Theme and Variations 1 - 4)

Composer
Year of composition
1999
Difficulty
Easy (Grades 1-3)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Instrumental parts
Not available
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As a teacher, I have found that students thrive on the familiar. Here is a way to capitalize on that enthusiasm by using well-known tunes to gradually introduce typical guitar techniques and textures in a progressive way. "Songs of Childhood", Book 1, contains similar treatment of five melodies: Vol. 1 - Themes and Var. 1 - 4; Vol. 2 - Var. 5 - 9. There is also a version of this score with Tab.

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