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Thursday, July 21 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Teaching Guitar Through Single String Tablature FULL

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In this workshop, you will learn an innovative way of teaching guitar to beginner students. A big focus of this method is a form of guitar pedagogy developed by John Henry Sheridan, called Single String Tablature. This is what I use for my first unit of starting students on guitar. Any teacher that has taught chords to students is familiar with some of the common struggles like fret buzz, difficulty identifying strings and frets, confusing string numbers for fret numbers, lack of developed rhythm, and many more hardships for the beginner guitarist. An approach that teaches single string tablature at first can drastically improve the aforementioned struggles, making sure that by the time students start chords, they have a great understanding of the mechanics of the instrument. This workshop is a series of warm-ups, drills, vocabulary, and most importantly, a vast repertoire of single string melodies, represented on a one-line tab staff. Most of the repertoire consists of original compositions by John Henry Sheridan, containing lyrics and embedded guitar concepts. In the workshop, I will share much of this repertoire, and some of the formulaic methods for teaching these pieces. This includes teaching by rote by having students learn to chant the lyrics, slowly replacing the lyrics with fret numbers, and finally applying the fret chant to any string of the guitar. This creates great concert repertoire, while preparing students to awesomely learn chords!

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Ronnie Nissinboim

Music Teacher, The Young Women's Leadership School of Brooklyn
Ronnie Nissinboim has been teaching at the Young Women's Leadership School of | Brooklyn for three years.  The school had no prior music program, so Ronnie created | one.  He now has a full Modern Band and Guitar program, and also teaches a Modern | Percussion course in the form of bucket drumming.  Teaching a full guitar program, in | which all students learn guitar, has allowed Ronnie to focus greatly on developing guitar... Read More →

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
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