Don’t let time with a sub become time wasted! To avoid this outcome, arm your sub with a written activity. Remember, learning how to play the guitar is like learning a language. Reading, writing and interpreting the music on a scale is every bit as important as the ability to play. It also won’t throw the kids off-track due to inconsistency in playing/teaching styles.
If left to their own devices, a sub could hand out something that’s a complete waste of time!
But there are some great student worksheets in the teacher manual in your textbook. For example, find something that provides a nice visual of the guitar and all its parts. Here’s a pretty thorough one: http://www.its-all-about-guitar.com/images/Acoustic-Guitar-Anatomy.jpg
Have the students label a blank diagram and quiz each other. Or, find a worksheet that gets students writing out/filling in rhythms and chords charts without letter names attached. Make every moment count, even when you’re not there.
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