Teaching in a group

  I.  Holding Positions

     1. Sitting position
     2. Ancient Guitar Position
     3. Left Hand
        a) Placing the hand
        b) Mark and Press
     4. Right Hand
     5. The plectrum

  II.  Playing

    1.Contents of playing
        a) Open string
        b) Open string and 1
        c) Open string + 1 + 2
    2. Music Creativity
        a) Composing
        b) Improvisation
        c) Solo playing
  III. Music pieces
  IV. Two strings
       The pieces


The New Music Educational Project - My Ancient Guitar

Playing - What will we play?

The application of the basic principle stage now begins, as we progress and play with the left hand. The fingers of the left hand will give us the sound pitch. This should be explained to the students.
In this program, our starting point is the single sound, from which we will expand.
In the previous unit we expanded on the quality of sound duration - a quality which can also be dealt with when playing an open string. Now we will deal with the quality of sound pitch, which will be achieved by using the fingers of the left hand (for those who are right-handed).

We will clarify two things:
a. The Ancient Guitar will be tuned to the note A (La)
b. During the first 3 to 6 months we will play in the first position.
lhand4.jpg (17738 bytes)       Preparation and marking
In order to play in the first position it is necessary to mark the position of the fingers on the upper side of the playing board, so that the student will be able to see numbers easily while he plays.
The left-hand fingers will be marked in numbers.



     The marking will usually be done by using a pencil - first . In classes with good potential and where the course is being taught annually, it may be possible to teach the meaning of a seconda [It.] at this point, and to let the children experience marking by ear.

On the left: Matching between: marking - finger - sound

Notes: From the fifth grade on it is possible to do the marking with the students. This will help them understand the concept of intervals and later - the scale. It is possible to dedicate a lesson to constructing a stencil and have every student or two match the correct intervals using a cardboard gauge.

Playing\Open string

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