Live Course on how to play guitar – step by step guidance
This eight hours Beginners Guitar course is designed for the students with no background either in music or guitar. Students will receive guidance and direction in solving problems related to playing the guitar at a beginning level and will learn many of the different styles addition to developing rhythm and music reading skills, common guitar chords that can be used when reading from a book. Classes will include a mixture of popular and classical repertoire.
BEGINNING GUITAR LEVEL 1
The course is designed for the students to help them play guitar comfortably and accompany others. Areas of concentration include: correct posture, note reading, aural skills, flat-picking, singing songs, rhythmic patterns, chord study, finger-picking styles, musical forms, improvisation and performing experiences.
1. To develop correct posture and hand position
2. To identify the parts of the guitar
3. To demonstrate the proper tuning of the guitar by pitch matching
4. To understand the history and origin of the guitar
5. To learn basic fundamentals of musical notation
6. To learn basic chords and single notes in first position
7. To learn proper strumming, finger style and flat picking techniques and accompaniments
8. To become aware of career opportunities
9. To participate in performance and evaluation of music
10. To demonstrate basic notating skills
After completing the course, students will be able to:
1. perform using correct sitting posture and appropriate hand positions
2. play a sixteen measure melody composed with eighth notes at a moderate tempo using alternate picking
3. play on all six strings in first position
4. play melodies in the keys C, Am, G, Em, D, Bm, F and Dm
5. have a tonal range which extends to the A above the staff
6. play major, minor and dominant seventh chords in first position in the keys of C, G, D, A, Am, E, & Em
7. strum rhythms to include whole, half, quarter and eighth notes including simple syncopation
8. play power chords using roots on open sixth, fifth and fourth strings
9. read and understand symbols indicating up and down strokes
10. play arpeggios in a finger-picking style as an accompaniment
11. identify and use p-i-m-a
12. identify and name the parts of the guitar
13. identify basic musical symbols
14. tune the guitar by pitch matching
GOALS AND EXPECTATIONS
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.
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.
Course Learning Outcomes:
1. Memorize guitar strings, chords and scales.
2. Understand and demonstrate how to tune the guitar.
3. Interpret different folk songs.
4. Perform basic classical guitar repertoire.
5. Make up simple blues improvisations.
Target student :
Those who ..
Never had any formal training on the guitar reading standard notation.
Only played with a pick and have had no finger-style or classical technique.
Not played the guitar at all.
Had no experience on any instrument.
Had training on other instruments, but not guitar.
- Lectures 29
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 8 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 509
- Assessments Yes
- 15 minutes- introduction, how to hold a guitar, right hand plectrum holding an its exercise and about how to tune a guitar
- 15 minutes- left hand fingers introduction with chromatic musical notes.. musical notes on guitar fret board… and piano keyboard also
- 15 minutes- first string notes E F G with musical notation.. understand vary basics of musical Stave and tab …
- 15 minutes- sight reading develop, and more different song playing…