GROUP GUITAR CLASS Week by Week
(Part 2 of 3)
Here’s an outline of what I cover in this eight-week beginner class.
I record the songs from each class, and email them as MP3s to the students.
I record them at tempo so they can listen and learn the songs.
Then I follow up with a slow version which includes pauses before each chord change.
-parts of the guitar (for both classical and steel string; I used pictures)
-basics of tuning
-the all-important How to Read a Chord Chart
-how to strum (basic downstroke)
-easy versions of the C and G7 chords. Also complete fingerings of these.
Their first song requires only one chord: “Frere Jacques” (“Are You Sleeping?”)
-hints for a clear sound
-another one-chord song and then a couple of two-chord songs
-a strum in 2/4 time
Note that in the early classes I choose songs with as few chord changes as possible.
Week 2 [···]