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Course Description

This class is for absolute beginners. Learn the essentials needed to begin playing acoustic, classical or electric guitar. You’ll be introduced to chords, simple strums, and tuning in a fun, laid back and supportive environment. Learn about the instrument, basic music theory, and elements of rhythm and harmony. We promise that you’ll be making music almost right away. Bring your own guitar, guitar picks, a spare set of strings, a three ring notebook and dividers, and your guitar book. The guitar book for this class is Mel Bay's Modern Guitar Method Grade I, Extended Edition. Please have the book on the first day of class.


 

 

Course Outline

Students will leave with the following:
-Basic open position chords: A, D, E, G, C, Am, Em, A7, B7, D7, E7, G7
- Play single notes and simple guitar licks
- Strumming in 4/4, and 3/4 time
- Basic chord progressions (I-IV-V) in the keys of A, D, G, and E
- Learn how to read a “lead sheet”

Guitar Program                                                                                                                                 
Our guitar program is designed for every level player. Whether a complete beginner, self-taught, or advanced, we will help you improve your musicianship. The foundation of our program are the GUITAR 1, 2, and 3 classes. As you move through these classes you’ll progressively add more chords and technique. You can apply those skills in our GUITAR: SONG REPERTOIRE 1, 2, and 3. With each you’ll add songs to your song bag, build artistry and refine your performance skills.

Books and Instruments:
We use the same Songbook in all three levels of the classes, and we use it extensively.
Purchase the Mel Bay's Modern Guitar Method Grade 1 or Grade 2. 
 

Instructors

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Section Title
Guitar 1
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
T
Time
6:30PM to 7:50PM
Dates
Aug 23, 2022 to Oct 11, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
10.7
Course Fee(s)
Tuition and Fees non-credit $215.00
Instructors
Section Notes
No class on Mon, 05 Sep 2022, Labor Day
Section Title
Guitar 1
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
T
Time
6:30PM to 7:50PM
Dates
Oct 25, 2022 to Dec 20, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
10.7
Course Fee(s)
Tuition and Fees non-credit $215.00
Instructors
Section Notes
No class on Tue, 08 Nov 2022, General Election Day
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