Course Catalog

M/J Guitar 1 (#1301060)

Grades:
6, 7, 8
Course Length:
Year (Y)
Promotion Requirement:

None

Assessment:

District Final

Placement Consideration:

None

Prerequisites:

None

Next Course in Progression:
M/J 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, strumming patterns, playing/singing simple melodies, foundational music theory, parts of the guitar, and ensemble skills. Beginning guitarists explore the careers and music of significant performers in pop/rock, jazz, blues, classical, country, bluegrass, and hard rock/metal genres. 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.