Books / Curriculum

REQUIRED FOR ALL

BLANK SHEET MUSIC: (5-line manuscript paper)
For kids 2-5; For Ages 5-12; For Ages 12+

HOWEVER, for Guitarists of all ages, this is better

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RECCOMENDED METHOD BOOKS

GUITAR
Beginner
Mel Bay
Guitar Scale Wall Chart
Beginner 2
Blues-Rhythm-Guitar-Master-Class

Intermediate
Real Book
Beatles Classical Guitar Solo

PIANO
Beginner 1
Leila Fletcher “music lessons have begun”
Bastien Primer A
Leila Fletcher Book 1

Beginner 2
Bastien Primer B
Leila Fletcher Book 2

Intermediate 1
Hanon fingering Exercises
Piano Masterpieces
First Lessons Bach

VIOLIN
Beginner 1
Essential Elements Book 1
Adventures in Violinland, Book 1A

Beginner 2
Suzuki Book 1
Suzuki Book 2

Intermediate
Vibby VibratoFranz Wohlfahrt – 60 Studies, Op. 45 Complete: Books 1 and 2

Advanced
Paganini 24 Caprices

VIOLA
Beginner
Intermediate

UKULELE
You Can Teach Yourself Ukulele
Fake Book

WINDS / BRASS
Beginner Standard of Excellence
Intermediate Charlie Parker Omni Book
Alto Sax

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REPERTOIRE (Supplemental)

NOTE: please double check that the music is for the correct instrument.
Feel free to skim the contents of any recommendation below, and
see what lights you (or your child) up.

HOLIDAY MUSIC & MUCH MORE:
Music Source is a great LOCAL resource (now only available online) and the owner has curated the youth-focused selection himself since 1989.

GOOGLE: “ Artist SongTitle Instrument sheet music (for beginners)”
e.g.“Hans Zimmer piano sheet music for beginners”

FOLK SONGS:
Rise Up And Sing (~1200 songs for $23. Great value!)

FREE GUITAR TABS:
(MUST pick links w/ 4or5-star ratings)

GENERAL POP & PIANO, etc:
#1 SheetMusicPlus (Good Value & full books)
#2 MusicNotes (~$6 individual songs & clear previews)

SCORES — CLASSICAL/CONCERT & PUBLIC DOMAIN:
IMSLP.org (public domain & concert/classical pieces)

‘REAL BOOKS’
ClassicalPop
Jazz (the originally intended genre)
Blues
Rock
Music Theater

NOTE: please double check that the music is for the correct instrument.
C instruments = Guitar, Piano, Violin, etc.
Trumpet (Bb), Alto Sax (Eb), French Horn (F), & Other Instruments

 

MISCELLANEOUS:
Best of Taylor Swift – Updated Edition (Five Finger Piano) AMZN

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Advanced Rep and is often custom selected/tailored to individual strengths of each student on topics ranging from…

Writing/Composing in various styles
Recording, Improvising,
Solo/Duet/Ensemble Repertoire

NOTE:
At any given time, each student should have
a Method Book AND at least one Repertoire Book of interest.

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