The goal of this course is for students to learn about and explore the guitar instrument at an introductory level. In class, students will learn new skills as a group, have individual practice time, and play together as an ensemble. Much of class time will be self-directed. Students should expect to be working on their own, quietly, for most of the class. Once students complete the class work and ‘pass out’ of the day’s lesson with Ms. Camm, students will use the remaining time for their free playing song. This is not a class to help you learn to become a rockstar. This class is designed to help you learn a new instrument which is really hard work!
You don't need to have a guitar to participate in this class! Guitars are available for rent for only $20! This package comes with an acoustic guitar, hard case, and green capo. Any loss or damages that occur during the year will be charged to the student's account. Students are also able to bring thier guitars from home, if they have one.
Throughout the year, students will:
- Learn about chords, chord progressions, and folk songs
- Learn how to read the treble clef staff and standard music notation
- Learn how to read TAB and write and compose their own music using rhythmic tablature
- Learn ensemble songs to play together, as a class, at two performances throughout the year
- Have time in class to work on their own songs or projects- they will play them for everyone at informal recitals throughout the semester!
Listening Friday Songs
You can find the listening Friday form in Ms. Camm's room- or you can write your name, the date of the Friday you missed, and your observations on a piece of paper
Campfire song Spongebob, 18 and Life by Skid Row, House of Gold by Twenty One Pilots
Wanna Don't Wanna by Reignwolf, Panzerkampf by Sabaton
Psycho by Breaking Benjamin, Wild Thing by Jimi Hendrix, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds by The Beatles
Cowboys from Hell by Pantera, Dragon Attack by Queen, Fade to Black by Metallica