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Guitar 1

Your musical journey starts here. Learn chords, simple strums, and tuning in a fun, relaxed group setting. You’ll be introduced to the basic elements of rhythm and harmony that will have you making music in no time! Guitar 1 is for the absolute beginner.

Students leave Guitar 1 with the following:

  • Basic open position chords: A, D, E, G, C, Am, Em, A7, B7, D7, E7, G7
  • A sense of playing single notes and a few licks
  • Essential boom-chicka strums in 4/4 and 3/4 time
  • I-IV-V tunes in A, D, G, and E
  • A solid sense on how to read a “lead sheet”
  • The desire to keep playing
If you play a little or used to play years ago, challenge yourself and enroll in Guitar 1 Repertoire.

Class Schedules and Availability

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