Ode to Joy - Progressive Variations for Guitar

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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. Play as many or as few of the variations, in any order, as you like. "Songs of Childhood", Book 1(see link below) collects together "Frere Jacques", "Ode to Joy", "Old MacDonald", "This Old Man" and "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" in two volumes. Vol. 1 - Themes and Variations 1 - 4, Vol. 2 - Variations 5 - 9. Please share your feedback with me by email: kevinlove@sympatico.ca Enjoy!

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Year of composition
Easy (Grades 1-3)
5 minutes
Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Classical music

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