Enjoy Playing Guitar: Ensemble Games

34 workouts for guitar ensemble

Debbie Cracknell
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Enjoy Playing Guitar: Ensemble Games is the complete resource for guitar teachers and mixed-ability groups. With 34 winning tunes, this unique collection will help guitarists to engage actively with the music and use their creative skills. Each piece comes with comprehensive activity notes, which show how to use the music as a starting point for fun and creative learning: there are opportunities to explore structure and form, create variations, improvise melodies and rhythms, add percussion, and even make up accompaniments. Covering a wide range of styles, this book is a must for the developing ensemble.

  • 34 fabulous pieces for beginner to intermediate guitar ensembles
  • Range of styles, including blues, tango, classical, and flamenco
  • Activity notes on each piece
  • Ensemble warm-up ideas
  • Photocopiable pages for students
  • Promotes improvisation and creativity, and introduces techniques like tambora and harmonics


  • Richmond Rag
  • The Old Galleon
  • Once a Man Fell in a Well (German trad.)
  • Café Bonito
  • Ah! Poor Bird (Trad.)
  • Rest Awhile
  • Acapulco Beach
  • Mood Swings
  • Steppes
  • Allegretto (F. Sor,adap.)
  • Take Twelve
  • Caprice (L. Legnani, adap.)
  • Legend of the Lake
  • March of the Phantoms
  • Hurdy Gurdy
  • Sunshade
  • Freight Train
  • Land's End
  • Pueblo Blanco
  • Promenade
  • Impro Blues
  • Viva la Musica (Praetorius)
  • Sangria
  • Llama Trail
  • A Round Dance
  • Tintagel Castle
  • Tiara Waltz
  • Waltzing Jacques (French trad., adap.)
  • Summer Tango
  • BucksBlues
  • Lazy Bones
  • Round Up
  • Star Gazing
  • Ripples
  • Chords

Additional Information

Item Number: 9780193367685
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 56
Publication Date: 08/04/2010
ISBN: 9780193367685
Format: 311x232
Voices: 2-5
Force: Easy guitar repertoire
Level of difficulty: A-B


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