Contemporary Guitar - Beginner


This book features simple and short pieces for beginning students to enjoy and perform.

Product DescriptionAudio SamplesAbout the AuthorAbout Saint Cecilia School of Music

Product code: CG-0501

This is the first book in the St. Cecilia School of Music Contemporary guitar series. Students begin with short, simple pieces and can play along with the engaging performance and backing tracks on the CD. The pieces only require the student to read 5 different notes and some simple chord shapes. This is an excellent introduction for new guitar players.

Item 1: Music notation

  • So It Begins
  • Power Up
  • The Pirate Cave
  • Aura Lee

Item 2: Music notation

  • Se Nacho
  • Ignition
  • Cool 68
  • Walt Zed

Item 3: Music notation and TAB.

  • Exercise 1
  • Exercise 2
  • Exercise 3
  • Exercise 4

Technical requirements included: Music notation and TAB

Scales: G to G (first 3 strings)

Chords: E and E minor

Audio Previews: Mp3 format

So It Begins



Zac Pugh has taught guitar to people from ages 7-70. Some have just wanted to learn some basic chords and strum along to their favourite songs. Others have studied guitar with Zac to excel at college level music and performance subjects, while still others have focused on composition and song writing.

More recently, Zac has been guiding many of his students through the SCSM Contemporary Guitar Syllabus, which he created in conjunction with the Saint Cecilia School of Music. Basically, this is learning guitar through pieces which are graded from beginner through to advanced levels-many of these pieces are composed by Zac. This has been a great success, with students across Australia and New Zealand working through this material, some even participating in the SCSM Exams and achieving very high results.

The new SCSM Contemporary Guitar Books are progressive and exciting!

The SCSM books are filled with carefully graded pieces which are both fun and diverse.

Approved for the St Cecilia School of Examinations and great supplemental material for guitar teachers.

diverse musical styles

The SCSM Contemporary Guitar Books feature a variety of musical styles such as Rock, Blues, Jazz and Folk.

includes audio CD

Each book includes a CD with both performance and backing tracks to make the learning and playing of these pieces exciting and fun.

everything in one place

Each book contains all the technical requirements and syllabus for its grade, meaning everything you need for your exam is inside.

St Cecilia School of Music Examinations

St. Cecilia Examinations was established in 1974.

It has been carefully designed by consulting with music teachers and performers to provide developing musicians of all ages with a course of study and assessment.

It not only examines their performance and technical skills, but also ensures an enjoyable and valuable learning experience.


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