Songs of Childhood - Progressive Variations for Guitar (Book 1, Volume 1)

Composer
Year of composition
1999
Difficulty
Easy (Grades 1-3)
Duration
10 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 beginning 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. This collection is meant to be learned in layers, i.e., learn all the themes, then all variations 1, etc.. The themes and variations are also published individually for "Frere Jacques", "Ode to Joy", "Old MacDonald", "This Old Man" and "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star". (see links below) There is also a version of this score with Tab. Please share your feedback with me by email: kevinlove@sympatico.ca Enjoy!

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