Guitar Class Parent/Student Letter

Table of Contents:

Class Worksheets

Info Sheets

Other Worksheets


Learn How to Strum the Guitar


Children's Songs

Christmas Songs

More Resources

Class Worksheets:

1)  Labeling the Guitar Worksheet

2)  Music Symbols & Terminology Worksheet

          Music Symbols & Terminology Worksheet KEY

3)  Blank Guitar Fret Notes Worksheet

Info Sheets:

1)  How to Read Tabs

2)  All Fretboard Notes

3)  All Notes on a Muscial Staff

4)  String/Staff Notes and Names

5) Basic/Beginners' Guitar Chord Chart
A chart of guitar chords with numbered finger positions (1 pg)

6)  Ultimate Guitar Chord Chart
A chart of guitar chords (7 pgs)

7)  Capo/Chord Transpositions

8)  Transposing Different Instruments

Other Worksheets:

1)  Blank Guitar Chords Worksheet

2)  Blank Mandolin Chords Worksheet

3)  Blank TABs Sheet

4)  Bar Chords
A chart of guitar bar chords (2 pgs)

5)  Power Chords
A chart of guitar bar chords (1 pg)

6)  Binder Cover Coloring Sheet

1)  Guitar Coloring Page 01

2)  Guitar Coloring Page 02

3)  Guitar Coloring Page 03

4)  Guitar Coloring Page 04

5)  Guitar Coloring Page 05

6)  Guitar Coloring Page 06

7)  Guitar Coloring Page 07

8)  Guitar Coloring Page 08


Table of Contents for Exercises/Lessons

1)  First String Notes (pgs 1-5)

2)  Second String Notes (pgs 6-12)

3)  Third String Notes (pgs 13-22)

     Chords Revised for Ex. 25A "Happy Birthday to You!"

4)  Fourth String Notes & Chords (pgs 23-38)

5)  Fifth String Notes (pgs 39-44)

6)  Sixth String Notes (pgs 45-60)

7)  Sixth String Notes cont'd (pgs 61-73)

Extra Pages:

Ode to Joy w. Lyrics by 2012-13 Guitar Class

Ode to Joy - Bass part


(A List of All the Chords Used in the Songs Below)

12 December 2017 Original Song (unfinished) by Jo Black

12 February 2018 Original Song (unfinished) by Jo Black

12 April 2018 Original Song (unfinished) by Jo Black

Addams Family Theme Song by Vic Mizzy [1964]

A Horse with No Name by America

Ain't No Sunshine by Billy Withers

All My Lovin' by McCartney & Lennon [1963]

American Pie by Don McLean

America the Beautiful (Melody in Key of D)

America the Beautiful (Melody in Key of A)

America the Beautiful (Bass Part)

America the Beautiful (Chords & Lyrics)

Angie by Rolling Stones

Annie's Song by John Denver

Bad Moon Risin’ by Creedence Clearwater Revival 1969

Beth by Kiss

Better Today by Coffey Anderson

Billie Jean (Bass Part) by Michael Jackson

Black Magic Woman by Carlos Santana

Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day

Brother Louie by Hot Chocolate

Can't You See by Waylon Jennings

Child In Time by Deep Purple

Children Songs

Christmas Songs

City of New Orleans by Willie Nelson

Come Sail Away by Styx

Count on Me by Bruno Mars

Counting Stars by One Republic

Crazy Train by Ozzy Osborne (Black Sabbath)

Crazy Train (Lead & Bass parts) by Ozzy Osborne (Black Sabbath)

Crocodile Rock by Elton John

Dueling Banjos by Arthur Smith

Dust in the Wind -- Picking Pattern

Easy by Lionel Richie

Eleanor Rigby by McCartney & Lennon [1966]

El Cóndor Pasa (I'd Rather Be) by Simon & Garfunkel [1970]

Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain) by Gary Allan

Evil Ways by Carlos Santana

Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Free Falling by Tom Petty

Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash

Fur Elise by Ludwig Van Beethoven

Game of Thrones arr. for guitar by Nathaniel Cantú [2016]

Give a Little Bit by Supertramp [1977]

Give Me Love by George Harrison

God Bless The USA by Lee Greenwood

Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) by Green Day

Hallelujah (from Shrek) by Leonard Cohen

Hallelujah (Chord Pickin' Pattern)

Harry Potter Theme Song by John Williams

Have You Ever Seen The Rain by CCR

Heart Breaker by Grand Funk Railroad

Heart of Gold by Neil Young

Hello by Adele [2015]

Here Comes the Sun by George Harrison

Hey Jude by the Beatles

Hey Soul Sister by Train

Hey There Delilah by Plain White Ts

HMS School Spirit by WT Purdy arr by Jo Black

Hotel California by the Eagles

House of the Risin' Sun by the Animals

I Got You Babe by Sonny & Cher

If I Were a Carpenter by Bobby Darin

I'm Yours by Jason Mraz

Imagine by John Lennon [Key of C]

Imagine by John Lennon [Key of G]

In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins

It's A Heartache  by Bonnie Tyler

It's So Easy by Linda Ronstadt

I've Just Seen A Face by the Beatles

I Won't Give Up by Jason Mraz

Jenny Jenny (867-5309) by Tommy Tutone [1981]

Jeopardy (Final Jeopardy Jingle)

Jo's Lil' Country Ditty by Jo Black

Jo's Spanish Song

Jolene by Dolly Parton

Jurassic Park Theme Song by John Williams [1991]

La Bamba by Ricky Valens

La Bamba -- Bass Part & Picking Pattern w Chords by Maggie Moles

Last Kiss by Wayne Cochran [1961]

Layla (opening part) my version

Leavin On a Jet Plane by John Denver

Let It Be by McCartney [1970] Key of Eb

Let It Be by McCartney [1970] Key of C

Love is a Battlefield by Pat Benatar

Love Potion Number 9 by the Clovers

Lucky Man by Emerson, Lake and Palmer

Maggie May by Rod Stewart

Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett

Me & Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin

Minuet in G by Johann Sebastian Bach

Moonlight Sonata by Ludwig Van Beethoven
       Guitar 1 pg 2 & 3
       Guitar 2 pg 4 & 5
       Guitar 3 -- Bass Part pg 6 & 7

Mother Father by Journey

Mr. Bojangles  by Jerry Jeff Walker

Norwegian Wood by the Beatles

Ode to Joy by Beethoven

Ode to Joy ~ Cello Part

Oh Daddy by Fleetwood Mac

On the Turning Away by Pink Floyd

Oye Como Va by Carlos Santana

Oye Como Va (sheet music w. chords)

Peace Train by Cat Stevens

Perfect by Ed Sheeran 2017

Piano Man by Billy Joel

Poor Poor Pitiful Me by Linda Ronstadt

Proud Mary by John Fogerty

Preamble to the US Constitution

Puff, The Magic Dragon by Peter, Paul & Mary

Radioactive by Imagine Dragons

Renegades by X Ambassadors

Robbie's Song ~ Before You Were Born by Jo Black

R.O.C.K in the USA by John Courgar Mellencamp [1985]

Rock n' Roll - Bass line with Chords by Jo Black

Rolling In The Deep by Adele

Say Goodbye by Jo Black [24 May 2018]

Scarborough Fair by Simon and Garfunkel (Key Am)

Scarborough Fair by Simon and Garfunkel (Key Em)

Seagull by Bad Company [1971]

Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyyrd

Slip Sliding Away by Paul Simon

Smoke On the Water by Deep Purple

Smooth by Carlos Santana

Sound Of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel

Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin -- Easy Version 4 pgs (more to come)

Stand by Me by Ben E. King

Star Spangled Banner

Stereo Hearts by Gym Class Heroes

Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot

Super Mario Brothers Theme Song

Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Take Me Home Country Roads by John Denver [1971]

Take Me Home Country Roads by John Denver [1971]  Version 2

Take It Easy by the Eagles

Teardrops on My Guitar by Taylor Swift [2006]

Tequila Sunrise by the Eagles

Thank God I'm a Country Boy by John Denver [1974]

The Lion Sleeps Tonight by the Tokens

Thunder Rolls by Garth Brooks [1991]

A Thousand Years by Christina Perri

Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper [1983]

True Colors Performed by Cyndi Lauper [1986]

Turn The Page by Bob Sege

Twist & Shout by the Beatles

Unnamed Ditty by Jo Black (unfinished)

Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd

Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot

Yesterday by Lennon/ McCartney

You Are Not Alone by Michael Jackson

You're So Vain by Carly Simon

Children Songs:

Alphabet Song, Baa Baa Black Sheep & Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (Chords:  C, G & D)

Happy Birthday to You

Hush Lil' Baby

If You're Happy & You Know It (Chords:  C, G & F)

If You're Happy & You Know It (Chords D, A & G)

Oh Susanna

You Are My Sunshine

Christmas Songs:

A Child is Born

All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth

Angels We Have Heard on High

Away in a Manger

Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella

Carol of the Bells (Guitars 1 & 2)

Deck the Halls

Do You Hear What I hear?


Feliz Navidad

Feliz Navidad version 2

Frosty the Snowman

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

The Holly and the Ivy

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

Jingle Bells

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas

Joy to the World

Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

Little Drummer Boy

O Come All Ye Faithful

O Come O Come Emmanuel

O Holy Night

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

Rudolph Silently Jingles in the Hall

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer

Santa Claus is Comin' to Town

Silent Night

Sleigh Ride

The First Noel

12 Days of Christmas pg 1 & 2
12 Days of Christmas pg 3

Up On the Housetop

We Three Kings

We Wish You a Merry Christmas (revised 12-1-12)

What Child is This? (Greensleeves)

White Christmas

Winter Wonderland

Learn How to Strum the Guitar:

Learn How to Strum with Strumming Patterns (mp3s are below)

Basic/Beginners' Guitar Chord Chart
A chart of guitar chords with numbered finger positions (1 pg)

Ultimate Guitar Chord Chart
A chart of guitar chords (7 pgs)

Below are the mp3s with the Strumming Patterns.  On your desktop create a folder to save the mp3s in (you can move it later).  Then, right click on a link and go to "save target as" and save it in your folder on your desktop.

Strum 01.mp3

Strum 01 Faster.mp3

Strum 02.mp3

Strum 02 Faster.mp3

Strum 03.mp3 (Ms. Black's Favorite Strum)

Strum 03 Faster.mp3

Strum 04.mp3

Strum 04 Faster.mp3

Strum 05.mp3

Strum 05A (Freebird).mp3

Strum 06.mp3

Strum 07.mp3

Strum 08.mp3

Strum 08 Faster.mp3

Modified:  10 January 2019

Created 08-12-2010 by Jo Black