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Music Theory for Guitar Players Level 1 - Intervals and Major Scales

In this course, we will learn what intervals are in music, and how major scales are constructed, in order to apply this music theory to guitar playing.
Michele C. Yake
389 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 12 learners
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$13 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 4 weeks
30 minutes per class
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Class Experience

Students will learn what half steps and whole steps are , and be able to form them from any given starting note. 
Students will understand how musical intervals are the building blocks for scales, and chords. 
Students will learn the basic musical intervals and what they are called. 
Students will play the intervals on their guitar. 
Students will learn what a tetra - chord is , and be able to create major scales on the guitar using tetra - chords. 
Students will learn about key signatures and about the sharp scales in major keys. 
The students will learn what the Circle of Fiftgs is, and how to figure out what major scale or key they are playing,  based on how many sharps are in the key signature. 
Students will be able to play half steps , whole steps ,  intervals , tetra - chords , and the major key sharp scales on their guitar. 
The students will learn the information needed to be ready for the level 2 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 post some notes in the outschool classroom , for the students to review and look over between each class. 
Paper and pencil (writing utensil) Guitar
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Informal assessment. This class will cover certain material each week, keeping in mind the learning style and pace of the students.
Communication will be ongoing as the class progresses. 
30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
No outside sources 


Michele C. Yake
Lives in the United States
Creative, Artistic, Professional Teacher
389 total reviews
1233 completed classes

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