The Musician’s Toolbox has been working on an iBook via iBooks Author for the Learn Guitar Chords DVD content as well as an all new curriculum that we hope to test in a local school district soon for grades K-12.
Learn to play guitar on an iPad! What could be cooler? The Learn Guitar Chords iBook will feature more in depth instruction and additional resources for students including interactive images, 3D models of guitars, review questions, and more. The iBook will also include references to CA State Standards for music (as we’re based and testing in California) geared toward band teachers who have guitar programs.
One nice feature of iBooks Author is that it allows us to export the text and image content in an epub format, so we anticipate being able to offer a traditional ebook as well.
We’ve been hard at work shooting new material for the Learn To Play Guitar curriculum. The Learn To Play Guitar curriculum will be roughly 40 weeks or units taking an absolute beginner all the way through to intermediate playing skills. It is designed for band teachers who either have existing band programs or want to start one on their campus. It will feature video, interactive images, 3D models, links to TABS, assignments, exercises, and more. We are very excited about this new product and will make an announcement about the release date when it becomes available.
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