Guitar Class

  • 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 

     

    9/6/19

    Worlds Best Guitar Player Unbelieveable (its a random youtube video)

    Learn to Fly by the Foo Fighters 

    Nothing Else Matters by Metallica acoustic cover 

    9/13/19 

    Hurt by Johnny Cash

    Machine Gun by Jimi Hendrix

    Drunk on Halloween by The Wallows 

    9/20/19

    Acoustic guitar cover of Hotel California Solo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNJ6KdAJYTs

    9/27/19

    Dear Prudence by The Beatles 

    Fade to Black by Metallica

    10/4/19

    Loose Change by Royal Blood

    Five Bells by Coco and the Butterfields 

    10/11

    For Whom the Bell Tolls by Metallica

    Final Masquerade by Linkin Park 

    The House that Built Me Miranda Lambert 

    10/18

    In the Garage bu Weezer

    If I Killed Someone for You by Alec Benjamin 

    11/1

    Long Hot Summer by Jimi Hendrix

    We're Gunna be Friends by the White Stripes 

    11/8

    One Headlight by The Wallflowers 

    Barracuda by Heart

    Tocatta and Fugue in d minor by Bach, played by the Sinfonity electric guitar orchestra