Course Catalog

Guitar 1 (#1301320)

9, 10, 11, 12
GPA Weighting:
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
Graduation Requirements:

Performance/Fine Arts


Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

May need access to a guitar.



Next Course in Progression:
Guitar 2
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students with little or no experience develop basic guitar skills and knowledge, including simple and full-strum chords, bass lines and lead sheets, barre and power chords, foundational music literacy and theory, major scales, simple finger-picking patterns, and ensemble skills for a variety of music. Beginning guitarists explore the careers and music of significant performers in a variety of styles. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. This course may also require students to obtain a musical instrument (e.g., borrow, rent, purchase) from an outside source.