World Guitar

Music classrooms need a library, as well as time for students to explore it. 

Books like Greg P. Herriges’s “World Guitar: Guitarist’s Guide to the Traditional Styles of Cultures Around the World” is a great resource for the ambitious learner. It introduces a wealth of musical traditions, tunes, arrangements, and technique for everything from Afro-Pop to Japanese Koto.

Brief introductions to world music as class openers can inspire curiosity. Keep books like this on hand, available, and on display. And budget ‘library time’ for students to nose through them.