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MUS 162 — Acoustic Guitar for the Complete Beginner

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Thursdays
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Apr 6—Jun 8
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Apr 19
Units: 2
Tuition: $475
Instructor(s): Lisa Sanchez
Limit: 20
Spring
On-campus course
Thursdays
7:00—8:50 pm
Date(s)
Apr 6—Jun 8
10 weeks
Drop By
Apr 19
2 Units
Fees
$475
Instructor(s):
Lisa Sanchez
Limit
20
Closed
This course is designed for the guitar novice. At a manageable pace, students will learn basic chords and right-hand accompaniment patterns and will apply these techniques to easy folk and popular songs. The course will lead students through a study of elementary music reading on the instrument. This study will allow students to acquire basic musicianship skills with the goal of playing simple melodies on the guitar from standard musical notation. Toward the end of the course, students will form small groups in the class and play easy ensemble pieces together. Also covered will be how to tune with and without a guitar tuner, how to change a string, how to use a pick, and how and when to use a capo.

Lisa Sanchez, Instructor, Gryphon Stringed Instruments

Lisa Sanchez has taught basic music and guitar at SF State. She studied jazz guitar with Warren Nunes and voice with jazz vocalist Mark Murphy. Sanchez has extensive experience as a vocalist and a freelance professional jazz and pop guitarist. She performs regularly and has recently released a new album, Lisa Sanchez/Jon Eriksen Quartet.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Will Schmid/Greg Koch, Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1, 2nd Edition (ISBN 978-0-7935-3392-3)
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