Course Catalog

Guitar 3 (#1301340)

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

Performance/Fine Arts


Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

May need to have access to a guitar.


Guitar 1 & 2 or equivalent

Next Course in Progression:
Guitar 4 (honors)
Other Information:
Approved Resources:
Course Description:

Students with previous experience strengthen their guitar skills and knowledge, adding a variety of chords; refining finger-picking and strumming patterns; reading notation in 1st, 2nd, and 5th position; and learning stylistic nuances, left-hand technique, and alternative fingering. Guitarists readily use tablature and standard notation, study the work of significant musicians, and develop significant self-assessment skills. 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.