Guitar Fundamentals I
Meets for five consecutive Tuesdays.
5:30pm - 7pm January 31, February 7, 14, 21, & 28
Harrison Campus | Poet Family Outdoor Education Center
Participants must bring their own guitar to class.
$65 per person
- Includes Contemporary Class Guitar workbook by Will Schmid
Learning guitar can be a lot of fun, and with the right lessons, you can become a talented guitar player.
In the five-week Guitar Fundamentals I class, students work on lessons for absolute beginners who are brand new to the guitar.
These entry-level guitar lessons are a great place to get started on learning the basics like how to hold a guitar, how to hold a guitar pick, how to play simple guitar chords, and how to strum the guitar. To keep things fun, you'll learn by playing simple songs!
Weekly Lesson Outline
- Week 1 | Students will learn the parts of a guitar, how to hold and tune a guitar, and how to hold and use a guitar pick.
- Week 2 | We will work on hand positions, play the easy C and G7 chords, and begin strumming with a pick.
- Week 3 | Next, we will look at musical symbols, learn notes on the first string, and play the easy G chord.
- Week 4 | Then, we will learn notes on the second string, how to use down and up picking strokes, and play the D7 chord.
- Week 5 | Finally, we play the E minor chord, learn notes on the third string, and then play a sing-along song together!
If you have some familiarity but are still at the beginner level, brushing up on the fundamentals in this class is a great refresher.
Keegan BoschKeegan is a student at Central Michigan University, pursuing a Bachelor’s in Music Education. Previously, he received his B.A. in English and M.A. in Communication Studies. He currently performs with the CMU Symphony Orchestra on double bass, and plays guitar in the Central Air Jazz Band at CMU. Previously, he has performed in a number of orchestras, jazz bands, choral ensembles, Drum and Bugle Corps, and personal bands of various genres.
Currently, Keegan is a drumline instructor at Mt. Pleasant High School and an instructor at Mid Michigan College. When teaching, he strives to help each student find joy in making music, and focuses on helping each student achieve their personal goals, whatever they may be!