Friday, October 12, 2012

Christmas at the O.K. Corral

MusicK8 is such an amazing website, with a great magazine subscription, wonderful shows and links to super music class ideas.  One of the most exciting and fun shows is "Christmas at the O.K. Corral" by Teresa Jennings.  This show is filled with fun songs and speaking parts that are easy for students to memorize.  The teacher's edition has drawings of set design ideas, as well as costume concepts for the kids to wear.  With the help of amazing parent volunteers, the following pictures will show the stage set that came to life for our show.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

What's what? - Parts of the Guitar (Lesson 1)

Although it seems basic, one of the first things a young guitar student needs to know is the parts of the instrument. It can be quite a challenge to teach students how to play, if they are unaware of the names of the parts of the guitar.  1st string, 1st fret, finger number 1 and all words that are used as kids learn names of notes and open chords are crucial in helping the student learn.

This power point is lesson #1 in a series of lessons regarding the guitar.
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