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Guitar, Beginning 1   

Learn the standard tuning of a six-string guitar, including the names of the open strings and the note names of the frets in the open position on each string. Learn the major and minor chord forms in the open position, plus how to read standard music notation, including basic rhythms, time signatures, chord symbols and accompaniment styles. Apply all of this to several recognizable folk songs. Required text: Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book I by Will Schmid and Greg Koch. This book is available on Please bring to class the required text, a six-string guitar, medium-gauge guitar picks, and a music stand.


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