Strum Along Book 1 is a comprehensive guitar tutor which was written by Irish authors Julie Ryng (author of Whistle Along and Melodies in D) and Nina Garvey.
Both are experienced primary school teachers. They have successfully used this method with groups of pupils for many years. Teachers will be able to teach themselves using this method. The teacher may then go on to give guitar classes. All songs are in the key of D (used for tin-whistle and recorder in schools). It uses the vocabulary of the school music curriculum (Ireland). There is a new song to be learned in each lesson. All songs are within a comfortable vocal range for children and adults alike. It incorporates a different style of strumming or finger-picking for each song so that the learner’s experience is broadened and deepened.
Index of Lessons in Strum Along 1:
Julie Ryng and Nina Garvey
Early Years, 5-8 Years, 8-12 Years
Book 1, Book 2