Joseph Nicholas Burke
The Chromatic Guitar Method was written to help beginning guitar students better understand music theory and music notation. In my 17 years of experience teaching guitar I have found common pitfalls associated with the standard guitar method books used in most institutions.
There is a need for a new pedagogical method for guitar as the standard methods which take a diatonic approach to instruction create confusion and are simply out of date. These methods are no longer relevant to the modern guitar student In establishing a context for my pedagogical method, the philosophical foundations of using a chromatic approach will be examined as well as the challenges faced by musical educators using alternative pedagogical methods