Instructor: Marty Collin
Level: Progressing Beginner
Ages: Teens and Adults
Fall Session I (4 weeks): Wednesdays, 8/17/22 – 9/07/22
5:15pm – 6:10pm
Description: With a basic understanding of major and minor chords and progressions, Beginner Guitar II—Introduction to Fingerstyle Guitar for Teens & Adults continues the musical journey of Beginner Guitar I. This course teaches and reveals beginning fingerstyle picking technique and patterns to create rich acoustic accompaniment and a strong and colorful six-string voice. More chords, more songs, and more practice so those beginning, beautiful, ringing guitar chords, and those challenging chord changes, become part of your guitar vocabulary as you create your new library of folk and sing-along tunes. Beginner Guitar II—Introduction to Fingerstyle Guitar for Teens & Adults is designed to examine and re-visit chording skills at the place where the beginner’s class left off, and to introduce new colors and voices to make your old six string guitar come to life.
Prerequisite: Beginner – Guitar I or equivalent. Familiarity with basic major and minor chords. This course is also perfect for anyone who long ago learned a few basic chords, left that guitar in the closet or under their bed to gather dust, and wants to get back in to making warm, wooden acoustic music again.
What you’ll learn in this class:
Tunes: Obla Di, Obla Da, Edelweiss, Hallelujah, Day is Done, If You Could Read My Mind, Both Sides Now, Where Have All The Flowers Gone? Sunshine on My Shoulders, Daniel, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Hobo’s Lullaby, Blackbird and other tunes as time allows.
Group playing skills: Listening skills, rhythm and timing, fingerstyle picking techniques, patterns, arpeggios, accompaniment, supporting solos and voice.
What students will need:
· Functional guitar (bridge and all 6 strings intact, tuners in working order)
· Folder for music and handouts
· Paper & pencil for notetaking