Beginning Guitar Star is a motivational guitar learning program designed to be used in either group or private lesson settings. It allows for independent learning and can be used in combination with Sue McTigue's Beginning Guitar Notebook file or by itself.
Students begin by learning to read simple folk song melodies and chords in three levels of difficulty, all suitable for beginning guitar players. Songs are written in traditional notation with guitar tablature below. Clicking on the title of the song results in a recording of the song being played. Also included are links to videos on how to read guitar tablature and chord symbols.
As each color coded song is learned, students may design and color a guitar pick template provided in the notebook file and in PDF form. This provides a record of their learning. When they are finished, their pick will be filled with a colorful design of their own making. Students can copy this design to a real guitar pick which can be made from used gift cards and a "pick punch" available from several online vendors.
When students have completed levels 1, 2 and 3 and composed their own song, they can be presented with an editable Guitar Star certificate, included in the notebook file and in PDF form.
Beginning Guitar Star
by Sue McTigue
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License