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MUS 162 — Acoustic Guitar for the Complete Beginner

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Thursdays
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Sep 28—Dec 7
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 11
Units: 2
Tuition: $490
Instructor(s): Lisa Sanchez
Limit: 20
Status: Closed
Please Note: No class on November 23
On-campus course
7:00—8:50 pm
Sep 28—Dec 7
10 weeks
Drop By
Oct 11
2 Units
Lisa Sanchez
Please Note: No class on November 23
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.

This course is geared toward students with little to no experience playing the acoustic guitar. Students should bring their own acoustic guitar, tuner, and pick to class.

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)