Jens Kienbaum, who has worked for his studies of instrumental education and matriculation examination at the Cologne Music Academy with Hubert Käppel as a music teacher, has written with his first work a comprehensive (248 pages) guitar method that can be used in single, school and group lessons. The recipe for success of this school is because the students meet from the beginning the full sound of the guitar as a harmony instrument and they can hand it on a journey of discovery into the world of sound of the guitar. The school is divided into six overarching parts: Part 1 introduces the instrument, the first exercises on open strings and the first chord to be learned.
Here, the student is guided from the outset to use all four fingers stop playing the chords and to understand at the theoretical level all notes as a vertical structure. In Part 2 the basics are taught by other keys and chords are introduced in the first layer. In part 3 the guitar player learn new accords with alternative strokes and simple change of position. Part 4 and 5 are reserved for countless pieces like a ‘Party Guitarist’ or for a classical performance. As a ‘Party Guitarist’ the student plays songs like Happy Birthday, Go Tell It On The Mountain, Jingle Bells or Morning Has Broken. Part 5 includes compositions from Matteo Carcassi, Fernando Sor, Ferdinando Carulli or Francis Kleynjans.
Also as a result tape for children guitar schools is "Adventure guitar" an excellent teaching work, which at the end of the book provides the guitarist a basis to specialize in one style.