This course is intended for students with a keen, genuine interest in learning to play the guitar. While previous music background will be a definite asset, it is not a requirement. The course is meant for pure beginners, or students with some limited guitar experience who wish to progress in their guitar playing ability. Students will learn the fundamentals of playing guitar: proper technique, basic music notation and theory, tablature, fretboard geometry, scales, chords, chord progressions and basic strumming techniques. In most instances, the course will use examples from current and classic pop/rock music to serve as the basis for material and concepts covered in the class.
This course is an option in grade 9.