Guitar Essentials for the Singer-Songwriter in the Classroom
ACC, Level 2, 212AB
This hands-on workshop will explore fundamental guitar skills needed for a singer-songwriter. We will cover using open strings and bass lines, open chord vocabulary and walk-ups and walk-downs, simple inversions, understanding chord progressions, learning accompaniment techniques, strumming, and fingerstyle. We will also explore styles, grooves, meters, and tempos, as well as playing Barre Chords (7th chords and other varieties), using capos and doing open tunings. Songwriters and teachers are encouraged to explore the creative options under your fingertips! Guitars provided by Taylor Guitars and Yamaha Corporation of America. Accessories provided by Hosa Technology Inc. and Gator.