The second book in Michelle Nelson’s series continues the foundation development of Book 1 and is designed to consolidate intermediate ability. It is suitable both for established students aged from 12 years up, and for older beginners with some prior music reading ability.
Following the style of the Book 1, a mixture of traditional notation and TAB is used to ensure the smooth introduction of new notes and positions. The three sections of the book – “Notes and Scales”, “Putting Notes Together” and “Extending Techniques” – take students from 1st to 5th position through the introduction of suitable major and minor scales and keys. Rhythmic elements including 6/8 time, sixteenth notes, triplets, swing, syncopation and rubato are also explored.