Reply To: Guitar Method Book
I teach 2 partial chords (C and G7) after I have taught them how to tune (built in tuners on the guitar). Then I go into Em and A2. After that I do G, Full C, and D. Then we put strumming patterns to the chords. Eventually getting to down down up up down. The chord progression is for the song Stand By Me but other songs use this chord progression so we play those as well. Then depending on the class and how well they progress I go into tablature and reading music on individual strings. I only get my kids once a week for 30 minutes. They do not have class guitar in any other grade level. Each kid is paired up with another student on a guitar.