2018-2019 Lesson 4

1. Warm-up/Technique: pick two strings and play both 4 Times, add finger 1 to the LOWER string you pick and play 4 times... all the eat to 12th fret and back.

2. Practice the chords you have on that sheet. Some bar chords now! Play, shift, shift, shift; play, shift, shift, shift... Exercises 1 AND 2 (with bars)

3. “Andante”: keep right arm on the sticker, not on the sound board. Relax your wrist and curve it a little bit.  Left hand thumb should stay flat on the back, touch the line of your thumb on the sticker.

Practice second page! Notes/Rhythm/FINGERS!!!

2018-2019 Lesson 2

1. Warm-up/Technique: pick two strings and play both 4 Times, add finger 1 to the LOWER string you pick and play 4 times... all the eat to 12th fret and back.

2. Practice the chords you have on that sheet. Some bar chords now! Play, shift, shift, shift; play, shift, shift, shift...

3. “Andante”: keep right arm on the sticker, not on the sound board. Relax your wrist and curve it a little bit.  Left hand thumb should stay flat on the back, touch the line of your thumb on the sticker.

Practice the A part of the second pages. Notes/Rhythm/FINGERS!!!

2018-2019 Lesson 1

1. Warm-up/Technique: pick two strings and play both 4 Times, add finger 1 to the LOWER string you pick and play 4 times... all the eat to 12th fret and back.

2. Practice the chords you have on that sheet. Some bar chords now! Play, shift, shift, shift; play, shift, shift, shift...

3. “Andante”: keep right arm on the sticker, not on the sound board. Relax your wrist and curve it a little bit.  Left hand thumb should stay flat on the back, touch the line of your thumb on the sticker.

Practice the A part of the second pages. Notes/Rhythm/FINGERS!!!

2017-2018 Lesson 33

1. Warm-up/Technique: pick two strings and play both 4 Times, add finger 1 to the LOWER string you pick and play 4 times... all the eat to 12th fret and back.

2. Practice the chords you have on that sheet. 

3. “Andante”: keep right arm on the sticker, not on the sound board. Relax your wrist and curve it a little bit.  Left hand thumb should stay flat on the back, touch the line of your thumb on the sticker.

Look into the second page! 

2017-2018 Lesson 31

1. Technique: keep doing your exercise playing 2 string together and adding left hand fingers on the bottom string.  

Keep your right arm on the stricter from up-down. 

left hand thumb stays flat on the sticker, on the back, not on top! 

2. “Andante”, keep practicing first page and the purple part on the second. Read notes on the “Aruba” colored part, it’s almost the same as the purple phrase. 

2017-2018 Lesson 27

1. Warm-up/Technique: Play “I” and “m” on adjacent strings. Play 4 Times, add finger 1 on the bottom string, play 4 Times. Add fingers 2, then 3 and 4. Move up position twice and then back.

2. “Andante”, 3 Rules! Follow them. Practice the first part and start learning the second (middle part of the first page).

3. “Andante Religioso”, practice slow with the dynamics and avoid gaps.

4. Sight Reading: Ex. 13, 14, 15 and 16

5. Chords: play, shift, shift, shift

2017-2018 Lesson 26

1. Warm-up/Technique: Play “I” and “m” on adjacent strings. Play 4 Times, add finger 1 on the bottom string, play 4 Times. Add fingers 2, then 3 and 4. Move up position twice and then back.

2. “Andante”, 3 Rules! Follow them. Practice the first part and start learning the second (middle part of the first page). 

3. “Andante Religioso”, practice slow with the dynamics and avoid gaps.

4. Sight Reading: Ex. 13, 14, 15 and 16

5. Chords: play, shift, shift, shift

2017-2018 Lesson 25

1. Warm-up/Technique: Play “I” and “m” on adjacent strings. Play 4 Times, add finger 1 on the bottom string, play 4 Times. Add fingers 2, then 3 and 4. Move up position twice and then back.

2. “Andante”, 3 Rules! Follow them. Learn the first part with the small 4 phrases on it.

3. “Andante Religioso”, practice slow with the dynamics and avoid gaps. 

4. Sight Reading: Ex. 13, 14, 15 and 16

2017-2018 Lesson 24

1. Warm-up/Technique: Play “I” and “m” on adjacent strings. Play 4 Times, add finger 1 on the bottom string, play 4 Times. Add fingers 2, then 3 and 4. Move up position twice and then back.

2. “Andante”: 

2. Sight reading: Exercises 13, 14 and 15

4. Keep playing “Andante Religioso” 

2017-2018 Lesson 23

1. Warm-up/Technique: Use the other chair. Keep the thumb flat on the back. Touch the sticker with the line of the thumb.

2. Sight-reading: Exercises: 13 and 14

3. “Andante Religioso”. Concentrate throughout the music, but extra focus when you add the 4th finger!

NEW: ”Andante” only 8 measures of music! 

2017-2018 Lesson 22

1. Warm-up/Technique: bring the guitar closer to you! Make it easier for the left hand! Lay right arm on sticker, from up-down, NOT in the soundboard. You will push the guitar this way and it will make it difficult for the left hand

2. Sight-reading: Exercises: 8, 9, 10 and 11.

3. “Andante Religioso”. Good work! Let’s add dynamics this week (loud/soft). We are “telling a story” with music. Let’s make it interesting. Cooler!