This project is a curriculum for secondary guitar instruction. It consists of eight levels of study and is designed for the beginning to intermediate student. It has repertoire selections and explanations of the pedagogical validity of the works. These works were selected due to their cumulative and didactic nature and because of the specific technical issues they utilize. These technical issues are introduced gradually to ensure a student's steady and incremental progress in both technical and musical aspects. The student executes exercises from such sources as Aaron Shearers: Learning the Classic Guitar, the Royal Conservatory of Music graded repertoire series, and works by many of the most celebrated composers for the instrument. This project includes repertoire of all styles and periods and is truly varied. It is an invaluable tool for any guitar educator.
Author: Blake Wuestefeld
Master’s Thesis (M.M. in Music Education)–Columbus State University, 2007.