The Kodaly approach was developed by the Hungarian composer and educator Zoltan Kodaly in the XXth century. The methods and techniques of the Kodaly approach can be used in instrument training as well as music education. In this research, it is aimed to descriptively examine the physical characteristics of the "Jigsaw Guitar Course" method written by Luke Dunlea on guitar teaching based on Kodaly approach, and the learning sequence and content followed during guitar teaching. The research is a descriptive study based on qualitative research methods. The method examined in the research was determined by literature review and subjected to descriptive analysis. As a result of the research, it was determined that the "Jigsaw Guitar Course" method consisted of three volumes, two CDs and two supplementary books, and the total number of pages in the three volumes was 116; in the method, information about sitting, posture and holding is given and presented with interesting visuals; the melodic learning sequence starts with the sol-mi (minor third) interval and consists of the pentatonic, pentachord, C major, G major, A minor harmonic, E minor harmonic, F major, and D minor harmonic scales; the sequence of rhythmic learning starts with quarter and eighth notes and quarter rest, followed by the teaching of the dotted quarter note in 6/8 measure, in the third volume of the method, sixteenth, sixteenth and eighth rhythm patterns are included, and after reinforcing these patterns, syncope rhythmic structures are to be learned: the learning order of the method according to the strings used is 4th string, 5th string. 6th string, 2nd String, 3rd string and the 1st string; the left hand finger number learning sequence followed in the method is 3-4-2-1; it was concluded that the right hand finger number learning sequence followed in the method was p-i-m-a.


Instrument, instrument teaching, guitar method, Kodaly approach.