COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES
Guitar is a one-semester course covering the basics of the instrument and an application of essential music fundamentals. Students will learn the basics of playing guitar at a beginning level through studying music notation, chord symbols, and peer modeling. A brief history of the guitar along with a study of its respective musical styles will also be covered in this course.
The main objective of this course is to create an enhanced appreciation for music through playing the guitar. Students will learn how to read music notation, chord symbols, and tablature. Students will also gain a better understanding of many different musical genres including classical, flamenco, blues, jazz, rock, and pop music.
GOALS AND EXPECTATIONS
1) Students will learn the basics of how to play the guitar in a supportive group setting and will gain a deeper understanding of the impact of the instrument on music throughout its history.
2) Students will increase their musical knowledge by reading music notation and chord symbols on a daily basis along with learning common scales and beginning improvisational techniques.
3) Students will perform music in small groups and as a large guitar ensemble. A cumulative final concert will be scheduled outside of school near the end of the semester to showcase the achievements of the students.
The following materials will be provided for every student and are needed in class every day.
–Yamaha FD01S Acoustic Guitar
- Lectures 83
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 7 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 50
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes