Classical Guitar Ensemble classical guitar

Every Wednesday • 4 p.m.-6 p.m. • [Zoom]

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Intersession: April 14, 21, 28 • May 5, 12, 19, (26 no class)  

Summer session: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 • July 7, 14, 21, 28 • August 4

For anyone who would like to play a classical guitar and make music in a group, come join us! Music from the 17th century to the present will be played in the classical guitar fingerstyle method. A classical (nylon-stringed) instrument, footstool and music stand are required. It is important that the student can read music. This summer, the course will be working on developing right and left hand classical guitar technique. The course will also cover basic music theory including key signatures, chords and rhythm, and skills in finding notes on the guitar fretboard. The first half of each class will feature work on guitar playing technique and expanded music reading skills. The second half of each class will feature repertoire development.

Textbook (required): “Solo Guitar Playing—Book 1, 4th Edition,” by Frederick Noad (ISBN-13: 978-0-825-63711-7)

Instructor: Janet Bratton    
Coordinators: Alice Gresto, Suzi Attal and David Wilkerson