Guitar for Beginners

This course is design for both non-musicians and musician who have an interest in learning the basic skills they need to play the acoustic guitar. Whether you are self taught or Youtube trained this class we help refine your technique and give you those much needed music literacy skills to set you on the path to success.

Unit I: Getting Started with the Basics

Sitting and Standing Posture

Right and Left Hand Position

Nomenclature of the Parts of the Guitar

Methods of Tuning the Guitar

Names of the Open Strings

Unit 2: Intro to Reading Music

Clefs & Pitch

Scales & Key Signature

Note & Rest Values (aka. Durations)

Time Signature: Beat, Meter, and Rhythm

Unit 3: Notes of the High E String in 1st Position

Patterns, Exercises and Song Literature of Varying Styles

Developing Pitch and Rhythm Literacy

Literary Games & Music Theory Tutorials for the Ipad

Unit 4: Notes of the B String in 1st Position

Patterns, Exercises and Song Literature of Varying Styles

Developing Pitch and Rhythm Literacy

Literary Games & Music Theory tutorials for the Ipad

Building Major Triads (C, G7)

Unit 4: Notes of the G String in 1st Position

Patterns, Exercises and Song Literature of Varying Styles

Developing Pitch and Rhythm Literacy

Literary Games & Music Theory Tutorials for the Ipad

Unit 5: Notes of the D String in 1st Position

Patterns, Exercises and Song Literature of Varying Styles

Developing Pitch and Rhythm Literacy

Literary Games & Music Theory Tutorials for the Ipad

Unit 6: Notes of the A String in 1st Position

Patterns, Exercises and Song Literature of Varying Styles

Developing Pitch and Rhythm Literacy

Literary Games & Music Theory Tutorials for the Ipad

Unit 7: Notes of the Low E String in 1st Position

Patterns, Exercises and Song Literature of Varying Styles

Developing Pitch and Rhythm Literacy

Literary Games & Music Theory Tutorials for the Ipad