This work is one part of a three-part Open Educational Resource (OER) that teaches students how to play the guitar as an accompaniment instrument, facilitating technical, theoretical, and ear skill development that can translate into a range of song styles. Materials may be used either as primary or supplemental guides for: (a) non-primary guitar classes, (b) musicianship classes for music therapy and music education students, and (c) other musicianship classes.
This resource includes three handbooks and a set of supplementary videos.
The Guitar Chord Handbook (http://hdl.handle.net/1808/29433) provides visuals for common open chords, as well as some barre and color chords.
The Chord Progression Handbook (https://hdl.handle.net/1808/29434) maps out more than 20 common chord progressions found in folk and popular music,providing song examples.
The third handbook, Strumming, Fingerpicking, and Hybrid Accompaniment Patterns for Guitar (https://hdl.handle.net/1808/29435), facilitates detailed development of strumming, muting, plucking, and combined skills with more than150 exercises. Videos provide visual reinforcement for each strumming/fingerpicking exercise.
Videos for Strumming Patterns: Each strumming pattern has been videorecorded as a resource for you. These videos can be located at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCZYIvXCKglMZHkCvJ9wqgd8cpC0eZHYd
This project was funded by KU Libraries’ Parent’s Campaign with support from the David Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright and the Open Educational Resources Working Group in the University of Kansas Libraries.