The top-selling comprehensive method for band and strings is now also available for guitar. With the time-tested classroom teaching methods of Will Schmid and Bob Morris, Essential Elements for Guitar is sure to become a staple of guitar teachers' instruction. This method has been designed to meet the National Standards for Music Education, with features such as cross-curricular activities, quizzes, multicultural songs, basic improvisation and more. Concepts covered include: getting started; basic music theory; guitar chords; notes on each string; music history; ensemble playing; performance spotlights and much more. Use the enclosed CD to listen to quality demonstrations or use as an accompaniment background to the songs included in the book. The handy flashcards will reinforce the students understanding of music symbols, musical terms, notes on each string, keys and scales, guitar chords and more.