Guitar for Beginners
August 12 - September 16, 2009
Learn the basics of playing guitar. No previous experience with guitar is necessary. We will cover all the bases: all "open" position chords, easy strum and fingerpicking patterns, basic notation, and tablature. This course will give you the tools to continue on to any style of guitar playing. The emphasis is on playing songs in the popular and folk idioms; you will be introduced to music through playing simple melodies, gradually advancing. At the end of the class you should be able to play versions of most songs. We will also cover tuning, guitar care, equipment, etc. Please bring your guitar. Limited to 14. Course takes place at 42 Brattle Street.