This week in music, 6th and 7th grades are doing their first mini-solos on the guitar!
At the beginning of our Intro to Guitar class, we explored the parts, layout, and care for our guitars. We have now moved onto getting excited about playing! When students are given the opportunity to play a whole song, without much experience on an instrument, it creates motivation to accomplish something brand new.
Students had a choice of three songs, Happy Birthday, You Are My Sunshine, and London Bridge to choose from. The goal is for students to solo with confidence, try something new, and discover that they can play the guitar!
Most importantly, "mistakes" are welcome! They signify that we are learning and growing on our instruments.
Next, we will be looking out the musical layout of our guitars and how it relates to standard notation. Throughout the trimester we will explore this concept, as well as tabs, chords, and more fun performances.