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#creative In this class, students will learn how to read guitar tablature, chord diagrams and be able to play some fun songs.
Michele C. Yake
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8 reviews for this class
Completed by 39 learners
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learners per class
$11 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 3 weeks
35 minutes per class
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I welcome learners of all identities and backgrounds into my classes. This is a beginner course on playing the guitar. No prior experience is necessary. You will need to use the GuitarTuna app or the GuitarTuna online tuner to tune your guitar each week, so that the tuning process does not take up a huge amount of class time. But I will help the students tune during the first class and I will check the tuning each week at the beginning of class. The first class will introduce the...
Students will learn how to tune their guitar themselves, using the GuitarTuna app or GuitarTuna online tuner. The students will be able to read guitar tablature, so that they can look up songs on their own, and understand how to read the tablature that they will run into. Students will be able to read a chord diagram, and use proper fingerings for chords. The students will learn some beginner, basic chords, with correct fingering and how to strum them. After practicing the chords, they will be used in some simple songs. The students will be able to hold the guitar properly and use correct left hand positioning. Students will be able to play an E minor pentatonic scale, and improvise a simple lead. The students will be prepared to move on to the second level guitar class.
I have 20+ years experience, as a music teacher. I have taught piano, electric keyboard, guitar, and general music classes, in both the classroom and private settings. I was head of the music department at a private high school in Maryland. I taught private piano and guitar lessons at a guitar shop, for 5 years, in addition to my own private students in my studio. I have a bachelor's degree in music education, from Towson University, plus graduate studies in music education.
I will upload song sheets, tablature, and some videos of how to play the songs, into the classroom each week. You can print the materials out and keep them in a folder if you like. You can also view the materials in the classroom, and practice from there. Students will be given various things to practice each week, on their own, to be ready for the next week's lesson. I recommend that students practice at least 20 to 30 minutes, at least 3 different days, during the week, in order to become familiar with the material, and to develop their skills.
Acoustic or Electric Guitar Guitar picks Guitartuna app - preferable on a separate device from the one they are signed into zoom on for class.
Each student's progress will be informally assessed during the lessons, and at the close of the course.
35 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Michele C. Yake
Creative, Artistic, Professional Teacher
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
390 total reviews
1242 completed classes
Get $4 off my classes with coupon code CYAKESUMMERR4 until Sep 15, 2023 Michele is a professional musician, artist and writer. She has been sharing her love of music, art and writing with her students, for over 15 years. Michele's teaching...