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.
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.
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.
Is this EASY? No, I won't kid you about this. For a young guitarist, this arrangement with harmony can be a HUGE step. But it is satisfying and important. Good luck!
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