In this lesson, you’re going to learn how to play all four guitar parts of Interstellar Overdrive. If you’re a guitar instructor interested in leveraging your time and reaching more students teaching group guitar classes for kids, this lesson is perfect for you!
Interstellar Overdrive: A Group Guitar Study for Kids
Interstellar Overdrive features a simple bass part played on the fifth and sixth string, root 6 & root 5 moveable power chords, a tricky organ part for more experienced students, and a simple melody on the B & E strings.
Basic Rhythms: Quarter Notes & 8th Notes
The bass part is perfect for teaching students the basic rhythms: quarter notes and 8th notes. In my experience, the school systems use the Kodály Method (ta for quarter note, or ti-ti for eighth note), so it’s usually a good idea to build upon your students’ current knowledge base.
If you’re unfamiliar with this system, click here for a complete overview of the Kodály Method.
Moveable Power Chords
Power chords are two note chords containing a root note played with your index finger on the 6th (root 6 power chords) or 5th string (root 5 power chords) and a fifth above it played with your pinky or ring finger. Power chords are awesome because they’re transposable, which means you can play any chord with one easy shape: the lazy guitar players’ dream come true!
Root 6 Power Chord
Root 5 Power Chord
Guitar for Kids: Rock Dojo The Complete Belt System
Guitar for Kids: Rock Dojo The Complete Belt System was created for large group guitar ensembles. Each study features 3 – 5 layered guitar parts, so students of all different levels of skill and commitment can learn, play, and perform together with their friends.
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