Complete practice exercises
for 1st Year Guitar

The ONLY mobile interactive homework “book” that students use to practice.


If you’re a first-year guitar teacher, or your school is introducing guitar classes for the first time, then here is a complete homework assignments solution for the entire year.

It’s an interactive homework “book” that students use to practice while on their mobile devices, smart phones and/or home computers.

The curriculum was developed by multiple Grammy-Award winning educator, Bill Swick, so new guitar teachers will feel confident knowing they don’t have to figure out everything on their own. This solution is just what every new guitar teacher needs!


Bill is a multiple Grammy Award winning music educator who has taught thousands of students and even other teachers for decades. He believes that if a music program fails, the following principle has not been met:

He believes that if a music program fails, the following principle has not been met:

“For every ounce of technique, there needs to be a pound of application.”

That’s why simply buying a method book won’t ensure that your students will learn and enjoy music. Traditional method books are great for providing the ounce of technique, but there are not enough music exercises, etudes, and ensemble pieces for students to practice, drill and perform every day.


Bill Swick's 1st Year Guitar Method includes the music, PDFs, teacher’s manual, and mobile app that brings to life… “An ounce of technique, this is the pound of application.” Plus, it seamlessly works alongside any method books your school currently might have.


Finding exercises, scales, etudes and songs to fill up the entire year.

  • No hunting and pecking for the right content for the right student.
  • No manually writing down exercises and photo-copying.
  • No more buying individual sheet music titles and photo-copying or scanning.

Helping students practice at home more effectively.

Music Prodigy...

  • Listens to them practice the examples and tells them, note-by-note whether they are playing correctly or incorrectly - while they are practicing.
  • Lets students adjust on-the-fly and improve faster.
  • Lets students self-evaluate while they are practicing.
  • Lets students self-monitor their progress.
  • Runs on Android smartphones and tablets, iOS iPhone, iOS iPad, Mac OS X and Windows so students can practice anywhere and anytime, while automatically submitting their homework practice assignments.

Collecting homework reports.

Say "Bye" to hand-writing and hand-collecting practice logs.

  • You’ll receive email summaries each day of which students practiced, how much they practice, and how well they did, from the night before.
  • No more manually transferring logs to a computer.

See the progress of each student in an effortless, accurate, automated and QUANTIFIED way.

All students' activity, color-coded, at a glance.

  • The teacher’s gradebook dashboard summarizes all of your student homework activity automatically. It’s always up-to-date.
  • You can drill down to view the detail of any student for any exercise and see all their activity for that exercise.
  • You can view a note-by-note PDF report of each student’s performances.
  • You can listen to audio recordings of your students’ performances.

Music Prodigy is easy to implement.

  • For one price, the teacher can add an unlimited amount of students.
  • Students have unlimited use on as many devices for one full year.
  • It makes managing your class roster and homework easy and effortless.
  • No more headaches caused by buying individual materials or software licenses per student.

We guarantee you'll save time and effort.

We’re so sure that if you use Bill Swick’s Year 1 and it doesn’t do what it says, we’ll refund your purchase, no problem.

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What you get

    Quarters 1, 2, 3, 4 & Teacher’s Manual 304 PP
  • Quarter 1 - First three strings:
    • 47 Songs, 19 String Exercises, 5 Duets & 11 Trios All on the first 3 strings
  • Quarter 2 - Adding strings 4-6:
    • 59 Songs and 17 String Exercises
  • Quarter 3 - Introduction of one sharp, accidentals, chords & ensemble playing:
    • Includes accidentals, finger exercises, songs in multiple keys, duets, combo series, chords & scales
  • Quarter 4 - Introduction of two sharps, one flat, accidentals, tuplets, right-hand exercises, chords:
    • Includes accidentals, finger exercises, songs in multiple keys, duets, chords, tuplets and right-hand exercises
The content of each quarter fulfills the National Association of Music Educators National Standards and most state board of education standards.

Special Offer

  • Get over $750 of material for one low price of $399.99
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  • Unlimited students for the Music Prodigy mobile practice app for the entire year with automatic reporting
  • The PDF and teachers’ manual are your to keep.
  • Plus you’ll receive Bill’s weekly email, which will guide you week-by-week, page-by-page, string-by-string what your students will be learning and practicing, and what to cover in class. An indispensable life-saver for new guitar teachers.
  • You’ll be confident because each quarter fulfills the National Association of Music Educators National Standards and most state board of education standards.
  • Moreover, this is what Bill personally has developed, used and still uses to teach students today. That why he’s been recognized as an outstanding Music Educator by receiving multiple Grammy Awards.
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