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Course Description

Recommended for those who have completed Guitar 2 or have equivalent skills. Put your intermediate skills to work in playing somewhat more challenging songs because this is the most effective method for learning how to play an instrument. Repertoire classes help you apply your skills and learn new strums and licks with each song you try. Improve while singing, playing, and honing your musicianship and performance skills. You may repeat Repertoire classes as many times as you like, as there are dozens of songs to learn at every skill level. Songs change from session to session. Bring your own guitar, guitar picks, spare set of strings, a three ring notebook and dividers, and your guitar book (Guitars may be provided upon request and if available, contact Issa Boulos at iboulos@harpercollege.edu).
 


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. 
  • Need an instrument? Guitars are available for rent or purchase at www.jcguitars.com.

REPERTOIRE CLASSES
Once you have developed basic skills in the guitar classes you will want to put them to use in songs because the most effective method to learn how to play an instrument and improve your skills is by playing songs. Repertoire classes correspond with the equivalent level of completed basic guitar classes. (see recommendations below.) Repertoire classes will help you learn new strums and licks with each song while singing, playing and honing your musicianship and performance skills. You may repeat repertoire classes as needed as there are dozens of songs to learn at every skill level. Songs change from session to session.

GUITAR: SONG REPERTOIRE 1

Recommended for those who have completed Guitar 1 or have equivalent skills.

GUITAR: SONG REPERTOIRE 2

Recommended for those who have completed Guitar 2 or have equivalent skills.

GUITAR: SONG REPERTOIRE 3

Recommended for those who have completed Guitar 3 or have equivalent skills.

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