Guitar Music for Beginners
Ode to Joy

Guitar music for beginners that will hone their note-reading... Ode to Joy in 2 arrangements.


These sheets are intended to force my tablature-dependent students to get familiar with standard notation.  I have to say that this scheme is working fairly well. 

Ode to Joy for guitar

Download guitar music for beginners with note-reading guide Ode to Joy

Here is the next logical step: adding a bass note bit of harmony.  I tried to make it a separate voice, a whole note, but for some reason my Finale software wouldn't let me do it.  I'm baffled, but resigned to using quarter notes.

Ode to Joy with harmony for guitar

Download Ode to Joy with simple harmony

This arrangement sneaks into the classical style of playing guitar... your students will have to put their picks down and use their thumb and finger to pinch the initial notes of each measure.









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