Music 16A/B: Beginning Acoustic Guitar/16B Blues Pop, Jazz Guitar
Syllabus, Summer 2018
Beginning Acoustic Guitar - tentative Winter 19 schedule
Chapter 1, Getting Started
Lesson 2: notes on the fretboard/fingerboard
Lesson 5 intro: changing chords: muscle memory and minimum effort/pressure
• If you can see it, you can play it!Appendix: Buy a metronome: working with a metronome (in class practice)
For next week: practice chords every day, using changing tech. Work on melodies with pick
• look ahead to new chords: E, C, p. 15,
Chapter 2 Reading Music: the staff p. 16
Warmup: fingers 4 3 2 1 at 5th position
Learn notes on the 1st string, notes on the second string
New Chords: Assigned "Rock and Roll Wonder Dog," "You Move My Boogie Machine"
Chapter 3 - More new chords:
For the playing part, you'll be asked to play "Oh! Susanna," "When the Saints...," "Rock and Roll...," and "You Move My...."
*you will play in groups of 3 or 4 people, so you need to be able to count, and play at whatever the group determines is an appropriate tempo (whatever the
slowest player in the group prefers).
For the written part, here are the topics:
*Tuning. watch the video I've posted, and be able to describe what fret and string
to play for tuning each string
______________________________________Continue 4th String, Old Joe Clark - p. 23Begin
Minor Chords, p. 30, 31: Heavy Fog, Heavy Fog, It Makes Me Happy
For next week: Bluegrass G and C, p 31; The Art of Strumming, p. 32; Eighth rests and dotted notes, p. 24
Warmup: fingers 4, 3, 2, 1 in 5th position. Keep all fingers close to string.
Begin Chapter 4: Basic Fingrpicking, p. 42. Read instructions carefully. Learn Arpeggio Patters 1 and 2, p. 43.
Continue Lesson 7: Eighth Notes. practice Old Joe Clark until smooth. Use up down picking as directed.
Continue Minor Chords: Heavy Fog, It Makes Me Happy
Begin Lesson 2, Bluegrass Chords: C, G, p. 31
Begin Lesson 3: The Art of Strumming; Learn Train of Dreams, using each strum pattern, p. 33
Begin Lesson 9: Eighth rests and Dotted Notes. We practiced clapping all dotted rhythms, measure by measure. Learn Exercise 19, p. 24.
Friday, Feb 15 is a Holiday - NO CLASS. Please practice the material above diligently for this week; Look ahead to
Week 7: Friday, Feb 22
Normally we would have a test week 8, but because of the holiday, it will be postponed until Week 9
Music16B- Blues, Jazz, Pop Guitar
|Week 12 - Final Exams|
Beginning Acoustic Guitar
- Chapter 2
- Chapter 3
- Chapter 7, Lesson 8: Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs