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Beginning Guitar

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Class Schedule


Starts March 23, 2021
Cost $160
Grades 7-12
Meets Once a week for 8 weeks on Tuesday
Time 11:00AM - 11:55AM PST

Class Description


I will assess the general level of the students on the first day and then I will create a specific curriculum based on the needs of the class. Here is a general outline of what will be covered:


Week 1

-Parts of the instrument

-how to hold it

-establishing effective strumming and picking technique

-an introduction to the the musical alphabet

-how to read tablature

-setup Music Prodigy

-some fun riffs


Week 2

-the five open major chords

-the three open minor chords

-how to listen to the chord changes and form of a song

-natural notes

-new riff


Week 3

-Each student will choose an open chord song to work on and we will compare the form and chords of each persons songs

-introduction to rhythm: whole, half, quarter, eighth, measures

-accidentals

-We will also reinforce the topics covered in the previous weeks

-new riff


Week 4

-work on the intro/verse of the song

-further develop a sense of rhythm

-learn power chords

-reinforce previous topics

-new riff


Week 5

-Work on the chorus/bridge of the song and transitioning

-introduction to standard notation

-reinforce previous topics

-new riff


Week 6

-put the song together as a whole

-reinforce previous topics

-new riff

-new reading example


Week 7

-address any sticking points with the song

-reinforce previous topics

-new riff

-new reading example


Week 8

-show how they can apply what they've learned to other songs

-reinforce previous topics

-new riff

-new reading example

Additional Information

Class size 3-5 students
Supplies

Students will need the following items

  1. A device with a webcam
  2. wifi
  3. A guitar
  4. Zoom
  5. Create a Music Prodigy account

About the Instructor


Mike Georgia

I love meeting new students and seeing them progress. It is always a pleasure to help them learn a skill that they will enjoy for their lifetime.

For the last 20 years Mike Georgia has been an accomplished professional musician doing performance and production work in Los Angeles. Specializing in guitar excellence, Mike’s passion for music spills into music education where he proudly created the Rock Prodigy instructional curriculum, packaged with Fender products, sold and distributed through Guitar Center. He is also a major contributor to the Music Prodigy practice and assessment tool widely used in major school districts. Mike is a graduate of the Musician’s Institute.

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