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Madison Metropolitan School District

Guitar 1


Guitar 1 is an introductory elective course designed to study basic, beginning guitar, and guitar styles. Class guitars are provided. Basic techniques include: correct instrument posture, aural skills, folk/pop/rock chord types (major, minor, and 7th chords) and standard strumming styles for accompaniment and blues patterns. In addition, students will learn how to read music notation and chord symbols. Advanced topics for individual exploration may include fingerpicking, elementary classical technique, barre shapes, advanced note reading (Jazz & Classical), and Rock & Blues improvisation.

  • Recommended Grades: 9-12
  • Course Number: MUS4045
  • Credits: 1/2 credit
  • Note: Elective