THE RAINBOW BOOKS
By Hugh Boyde. Illustrations and layout by Kate Molloy.
In the first book, pupils learn to play on strings 2, 3, and 4. The first section of the book features open-string tunes and songs, then the left hand is introduced gradually until pupils have a range of 7 notes: D, E, G, A, B, C, D. All the music in the book can be plucked with the thumb – though it would also be suitable for fingers, thumb-and-fingers, or plectrum playing. Price £8.99 + postage.
RAINBOW GUITAR BOOK 2
In Book 2, pupils learn to play up to the 3rd fret on all six strings. Right hand technique is developed further, using fingers and thumb in various combinations. The book provides a mixture of melodic and chordal playing, and allows the teacher to take a number of different paths through the material. Also suitable for plectrum playing. Price £9.99 + postage.
The first book focusses on plucking simple melodies on all four strings. Pupils begin with open-string tunes and songs, and the left hand is introduced gradually to give a range of one octave from middle C.
The book also features lots of easy accompaniment parts and beginner chord symbols are included throughout. Price £8.99 + postage.
RAINBOW UKULELE BOOK 2
In Book 2, pupils learn the most important sharp and flat notes, and play in a variety of keys. Some of the songs and tunes also include higher notes and position shifting up to the 8th fret. The 2nd section of the book deals with the right hand: plucking and strumming with combinations of fingers and thumb. Price £9.99 + postage.