Beginning guitar ensemble course is designed for students with no previous guitar experience. Students will be introduced to the classical guitar and receive guidance and direction in learning different strumming styles, skills, and the necessary techniques to become a successful guitarist. We will be concentrating on areas such as proper posture, knowing the parts of a guitar, note reading, finger picking, chord study, and performance. Students can expect to stay in beginning guitar for 1 to 2 years or audition for Intermediate Guitar Ensemble.
Prerequisite: No previous experience is needed.
Lesson Book: Christopher Parkening Guitar Method Book Vol. 1. Students need to have the lesson book by the first class.
Equipment Needed: Guitar, nylon strings, footstool, portable black music stand, and own instrument cleaning and maintenance items. Students should bring a pencil to class. Students can also change the strings on their current guitar to nylon.
Class day and time is subject to change as we adjust to the needs of the program.