Fundamentals of Guitar
Professor: Dr. Donald R. Naumann
The course objective is to teach the beginning guitarist the basics of music and playing guitar. Students will learn to play both chords and single line melodies. Students will also learn how to read and count rhythms.
Practicing – 30%
Students earn earn 5 points each week for being prepared and for participation. Students are expected to practice during class and at home to accomplish the musical exercises.
Playing Tests: 70%
As a performance based class, you will be required to accomplish a playing test each week. The assessment will be announced on Wednesday of each preceding week and playing tests will occur on the following Thursday/Friday.
- A guitar book that will be available during class. Students may wish to purchase a personal copy at a local music store.
- Jerry Snyder’s Guitar School: A Comprehensive Method for Class and Individual Instruction/Alfred Publishers
- Alfred’s Basic Guitar Method Bk 1/Alfred Publishers.
- 6 String Acoustic Guitar/Picks
- Hard Case is mandatory for storage.
- EXTRA STRINGS!
Ample time will be allowed for students to practice their required music during class. Each student should take it upon themselves to practice parts they are having trouble with. If you need addition help beyond class time, please see Mr. Naumann for assistance.
1. All rules listed in Calvert County Student Code of Conduct
2. Do not touch any instrument in the room unless it is yours
3. Only Acoustic/Acoustic-electric guitars allowed
4. Be on time to class!
5. No food or sugary liquids (only water is permitted)
6. Absolutely no gum!
7. Be a mature young adult! When given time to practice take advantage of that time and practice!
– Garrett Music Academy
2021 Chaneyville Rd
Owings, MD 20736
– Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center
11151 Veirs Mill Rd
Wheaton, MD 20902
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/ – Online Tablature resource
http://www.list-of.org.uk/list-of-famous-guitarists.htm- List of famous guitarists
http://www.all-guitar-chords.com/guitar_scales.php -guitar scales
http://www.metronomeonline.com/ – Free online metronome. Practice with this to develop a steady beat!