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Summary: Free printable guitar teaching materials

What to Teach

Nick Minnion has written numerous articles and 3 e-books guiding new and experienced guitar teachers. Step-by-step instructions on how to make best use of these free printable materials on this site are detailed in the ebook Fifty Flexible Lesson Plans for teaching guitar.

Teaching Materials

Printer friendly free reference resources for guitar teachers covering the following topics:

Reference materials
Simple ideas for beginner and intermediate guitarists to aid with remembering the basics of guitar theory. These printer friendly diagrams explain musical symbols, give scale diagrams and chord references.
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Exercises for physical development
These exercises will help beginner guitarists play the guitar faster, improve their finger strength especially their little finger work.
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Beginners exercises

Strumming patterns and fun fingering exercise for beginner and intermediate guitarists.
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Theory development
A collection of resources to guide guitar teachers in the order of teaching music theory, along with methods and aids of teaching theory including the CAGED system, the chromatic scale, basic barre chord, harmonising the major and minor scales to triads, jazz chords and modes.
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Blues basics
Diagrams and charts for playing the blues scales, R&B style blues and slow minor blues with tips on transposing and with shuffle patterns. Also a generic blues exercise in 6 verses ideal for beginners on guitar wanting to develop imptovising, phrasing, using position, timing, playing up the neck and blues licks.
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Teaching Song List
A Word document with a suggested list of songs for all stages in teaching guitar.
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