Guitar Rock and Pop Songs One Finger Two Strings

This is a two week course to get the student playing some fun songs with one finger, using the bottom two strings, that are accessible to the beginner guitarist, including artists like Imagine Dragons, Harry Styles and White Stripes
Michele Yake
264 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 2 learners

35 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 2 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Sun Jun 12

Jun 12 - Jun 19 (2 weeks)
9pm - 9:35pm

Sat Jun 18

Jun 18 - Jun 25 (2 weeks)
7pm - 7:35pm

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Class Experience

Students will be know the string names and numbers 
They will be able to read and understand basic guitar tablature on one string
The students will be able to tune their own guitar 
They will be able to play some songs on the 6th string 
The students will know which is the top string and which is the bottom string 
They will know which way is "going up" and which direction is "going down" on the fretboard 
The students will know the following terms: frets, tuning keys, soundhole, guitar tablature
The students will practice keeping a steady beat and steady tempo while playing 
The students will know the proper way to hold the guitar and correct left hand position 
They will practice coordinating both hands and when to use each hand on the guitar 
They will be able to play the string that is needed, without hitting extra strings 
I am an Outschool teacher that has been teaching online since May 2020. 
I have 20+ years experience, as a music teacher.  
My teaching experience includes all types of student learning styles, and levels. 
I have experience with classroom teaching at the preschool level, elementary and high school level. 
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. 
All materials needed for practicing will be posted in the classroom, within 24 hours of the live class. 

You will have song sheets that you can choose to print out, or the students can practice with them by viewing them in outschool. 
There will be some demonstration videos to watch as well. 

Students who practice for at least 15-30 minutes 3-4 times per week, learn an instrument faster and progress better. 

Try to do the first practice session as soon after the live class as possible. 

The more days that pass between our class and when you practice what we learned in class, the less you will remember how we played the song in class. 

The best time for the first practice session of the week, is the very next day after the class,  or later the same day of the class. 
After that, every other day is good. 
Acoustic or Electric Guitar 
Amplifier if needed for electric guitar 
Guitar picks are optional 
If possible, the student should have a separate device with GuitarTuna open on that device. That way I can help them to 
tune their own guitar strings, and see how GuitarTuna works in real time. If this is not possible, then I will 
still show the app in my screen during class, so that the students will get an idea of how to tune, and how GuitarTuna works.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Informal assessment.  Communication with each individual student as we are progressing through the material. 
35 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Youtube may be used sometimes, for me to play a part of a song during class, if it is a song we are learning, so they can hear how the rhythm goes. I may sometimes post a youtube link for the song we are practicing, in the classroom, if I think the students will learn the song better by listening to or and playing along with it. 

I ask that the students use the GuitarTuna app or GuitarTuna online tuner. That is my preferred tuner and I will teach them how to use it during the first class. 

I will post a link for the GuitarTuna, online version, in the classroom. You can find the free GuitarTuna app for your phone, in your play store or app store on your phone. 

If the student needs help Tuning their guitar, I offer a "How to Tune Your Guitar" class. 

Another option is taking the guitar to your local guitar shop and they can tune it for you, usually  for a fee.

Electronic tuners are ok if your student is good at using it and can tune their guitar with it. 
Electronic tuners are not my favorite choice for beginners. 

**The electronic tuners are generally not as good for Beginners and especially difficult to use if the guitar is brand new (especially if it was shipped by Amazon) because the strings on the brand new guitar are often so low and so out of tune that the electronic tuner will not be much help, especially if you are not experienced at tuning the guitar .
I will provide all the song sheets and demo videos in the classroom. 


Michele Yake
Lives in the United States
Creative, Artistic, Professional Teacher
264 total reviews
601 completed classes

About Me

Hello and thank you for your interest in my profile. 

 I am a professional guitarist and singer. I have been teaching on Outschool for over a year, and  have met lots of wonderful students.  It has been a great adventure getting to know all of... 
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