Beginning Guitar

Course Description

This course will provide students with beginning instruction for playing both acoustic (steel string) and classical (nylon string) guitar. No prior musical experience is required. Topics include basic note and tablature reading on the first four frets of the instrument; right-hand techniques, including free strokes, rest strokes, fingerstyle/arpeggio technique and pick technique; chords, chord progressions, and various strumming techniques; and music fundamentals, including scales and chord construction. These elements are especially suited for learning folk song accompaniment and basic melodies and are highly recommended for students who are pursuing music education or primary school teaching certificates and degrees.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
26546 MUSI 17 01L ····F·· 12:30 PM-01:20 PM Benett Zussman A31
····F·· 01:30 PM-03:20 PM

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2023-09-25 to 2023-12-15.
Class Syllabus: Download Syllabus
MUSI-017.-01L: Fully ON-CAMPUS. This class meets on-campus each week on scheduled days and times as noted in the class listing.

Course Details

1.5 Units
  • Weekly Lecture Hours: 1
  • Weekly Lab Hours: 2
Gen Ed
Non-GE Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Non-credit Class
Grading Method
Letter Grading

Requisite and Advisory

ESL D261. and ESL D265., or ESL D461. and ESL D465., or eligibility for EWRT D001A or EWRT D01AH or ESL D005.
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