Guitar: Foundations 2 (non-credit)

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Lesson 1: The Blues

  • Guitar history
  • The B7 chord
  • The blues

Lesson 2: The Pentatonic Scale and Introduction to Soloing

  • Concept review piece
  • The open E-minor and A-minor pentatonic scales
  • Soloing

Lesson 3: Open Power Chords

  • Guitar history
  • Concept review piece
  • Open power chords
  • Variations on open power chords

Lesson 4: Movable Power Chords

  • Concept review piece
  • Movable power chords with roots on the fifth and sixth strings
  • Memorizing notes on the fifth and sixth strings

Lesson 5: Barre Chords

  • Concept review piece
  • Guitar history
  • Barre chords
  • 12th fret harmonics
  • Performance review

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Working instrument & pick
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet
  • Recording device for recording assignments (phone, tablet, camera, computer, etc.)
  • Tuner (electronic tuner, computer program, or phone app are all suitable)
  • Metronome
  • Capo

Guitar: Foundations 2 – UC APPROVED

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Lesson 1: The Blues

  • Guitar history
  • The B7 chord
  • The blues

Lesson 2: The Pentatonic Scale and Introduction to Soloing

  • Concept review piece
  • The open E-minor and A-minor pentatonic scales
  • Soloing

Lesson 3: Open Power Chords

  • Guitar history
  • Concept review piece
  • Open power chords
  • Variations on open power chords

Lesson 4: Movable Power Chords

  • Concept review piece
  • Movable power chords with roots on the fifth and sixth strings
  • Memorizing notes on the fifth and sixth strings

Lesson 5: Barre Chords

  • Concept review piece
  • Guitar history
  • Barre chords
  • 12th fret harmonics
  • Performance review

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Working instrument & pick
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet
  • Recording device for recording assignments (phone, tablet, camera, computer, etc.)
  • Tuner (electronic tuner, computer program, or phone app are all suitable)
  • Metronome
  • Capo

Guitar: Foundations 1 (non-credit)

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Lesson 1: Common Fingers and Guide Fingers

  • Basics 1 concept review
  • Basic open chords
  • Common fingers
  • Guide fingers

Lesson 2: Dyads

  • Concept review piece
  • Dyads
  • Guitar history

Lesson 3: Transposition

  • Concept review piece
  • Diatonicism and chords
  • Chord clock
  • Capo theory

Lesson 4: Alternating Bass

  • Concept review piece
  • Alternating bass
  • Variations on alternating bass

Lesson 5: Fingerpicking

  • Concept review piece
  • Guitar history
  • Fingerpicking
  • Fingerstyle accompaniment
  • Travis picking

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Working instrument & pick
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet
  • Recording device for recording assignments (phone, tablet, camera, computer, etc.)
  • Tuner (electronic tuner, computer program, or phone app are all suitable)
  • Metronome
  • Capo

Guitar: Foundations 1 – UC APPROVED

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Lesson 1: Common Fingers and Guide Fingers

  • Basics 1 concept review
  • Basic open chords
  • Common fingers
  • Guide fingers

Lesson 2: Dyads

  • Concept review piece
  • Dyads
  • Guitar history

Lesson 3: Transposition

  • Concept review piece
  • Diatonicism and chords
  • Chord clock
  • Capo theory

Lesson 4: Alternating Bass

  • Concept review piece
  • Alternating bass
  • Variations on alternating bass

Lesson 5: Fingerpicking

  • Concept review piece
  • Guitar history
  • Fingerpicking
  • Fingerstyle accompaniment
  • Travis picking

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Working instrument & pick
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet
  • Recording device for recording assignments (phone, tablet, camera, computer, etc.)
  • Tuner (electronic tuner, computer program, or phone app are all suitable)
  • Metronome
  • Capo