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High School Guitar I

Pre Requisites



The high school Guitar I course is a two segment introduction to the basics of music and guitar. Students with little or no experience playing guitar will be guided by Carlos and Ariel as they learn to play guitar, music notation, musical styles, simple and full-strum chords, foundational music literacy and theory, and major scales. Prior music experience isn’t necessary, but a six-string guitar is. Grab your guitar and get ready to jam.

Segment One

Module 01

  • The Elements of Music
  • Holding and Tuning Your Guitar
  • Using the Right-Hand Fingers
  • How to Use a Guitar Pick
  • Using the Left-Hand Fingers

Module 02

  • Quick Start for the Right Hand
  • Quick Start for the Left Hand
  • Quick Start for Chords
  • Learning to Read Guitar Tablature
  • Quick Start for Improvisation

Module 03

  • How to Learn and Practice New Chords
  • Em-A7 Chord Progression
  • D-A7 Chord Progression
  • Am-E7 Chord Progression
  • G-D7 Chord Progression
  • C-G7 Chord Progression

Module 04

  • Notes on the First String
  • Notes on the Second String
  • Notes on the Third String
  • Pick-Up Notes and Ties
  • Standard Notation vs Tablature

Segment Two

Module 05

  • Beginning Intervals: Half Steps and Whole Steps
  • Sharps and Flats
  • Introduction to Major Scales
  • Music Composition for Guitar

Module 06

  • Notes on the Fourth String
  • Notes on the Fifth String
  • Notes on the Sixth String
  • Form in Music
  • Eighth Notes

Module 07

  • Introduction to Ensemble Music
  • Ensemble Repertoire
  • Ensemble Performance Analysis
  • Key Signatures
  • Primary Chords
  • The Blues

Module 08

  • Life through the Lens of Music
  • Spotlight on Bluegrass
  • Spotlight on Rock
  • Spotlight on Jazz

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