[Menvi-discuss] Guitar Method that Goes Beyond The First Book?

Timothy Clark Music timothyclarkmusic at me.com
Thu May 2 11:31:28 EDT 2013


if you get the book in print and you contact the american printing house for the blind they can help you from there. 
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On May 2, 2013, at 10:40 AM, Chris Smart wrote:

> Hi folks.
> 
> As a teacher of sighted guitar students, most of them kids, I'm having a heck of a time finding one of the popular method book series in Braille that goes beyond the first book in its series.
> 
> With adults, I would just use the first of the so-called Berklee books, A Modern Method for Guitar Volume 1, by William G. Leavitt. Before page 30 you're into tied and dotted notes, rests, chords etc. For adults, it presents more material quickly than anything else. It's excellent.
> 
> However, I'm having trouble finding Braille for anything I can use with younger people.
> 
> Will Schmid, hal Leonard Method: only book one seems available. This appears well organized, but I have at least one 7-year-old who would benefit from book 2, since she can already read the basics.
> 
> Mel Bay: similar story. One of their particularly old method books is available, but only the first book, which is very basic.
> 
> Is anyone else in my position and what have you done to address this problem?
> 
> I refuse to just tab everything and short-change my students by not teaching them how to read actual music notation.
> 
> Thanks for any suggestions,
> 
> Chris
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