About this lesson plan
This lesson covers the song 'Baa Baa Black Sheep'. The song uses a single note melody with the occasional partial chord. This is a great way to introduce your student to chords that use one or two fingers at a time. The lyrics are given along with the music so the student can match up the words to the notes they play. Chords are given so you can accompany the student.
This lesson plan uses an inbuilt incentive to encourage the student to practice the song. At the bottom of the page their is a line drawing. The idea is that once the student can properly play the entire song, they have your permission to color in the drawing. This simple incentive can make a big difference to the student's motivation. Instead of merely learning the song, they have an extra reason to practice. Even know the reward might seem trivial, it does help. Once the student learns the song and colors in the drawing, they will take 'ownership' of the song and be more likely to keep practicing it. Every time they see their colored in drawing it will remind them of the reward for practice.