This course teaches the basic skills of guitar playing, including music theory, technique exercises, chord forms and rhythms. Level 1 reading etudes and songs will be assigned for classroom performance. This class is intended for students with little or no previous guitar background.
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Apply the fundamentals of guitar technique to the electric or acoustic guitar
Read music appropriate for the guitar
Perform technical exercises for left and right hand development
Apply the concepts of music notation and theory, including chromatic scale, triad and seventh chord formulas, major scale formulas, and triad and seventh chord spellings
Chart the parameters of musical form as applied to songs
Play rhythmic accompaniments of traditional and popular songs in diverse styles