Classical Guitar

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  • Classical Guitar: Basics 1

    Authored by Kirk Hanser

    Welcome to Classical Guitar: Basics 1! In this course students will not only learn a great deal about the basics of playing the classical guitar, but also the basics of music in general.

    This course delves into the history of the classical guitar, showing students how the instrument was developed and how music evolved from important composers and performers. Proper playing technique is foundational to the course, and is supported through warm-ups, technical exercises, and playing etudes. Students will learn new songs in every lesson to improve notational reading skills, playing, and ear training. Lastly, students will interact with a variety of media platforms that showcase incredible players and inspire personal growth. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester!

    It is highly recommended that students approach their studies with the help of an instructor, unless this is absolutely not possible. An instructor will be able to help further clarify musical and technical issues that will certainly come up during this course, and will certainly help students move through the course faster and with more confidence. This course provides a comprehensive guide to getting students playing the classical guitar, but learning with others can be an excellent way to foster appreciation and excitement when first starting out.

    $250.00
    Course ID: EA-CLG-01
    Course Details
  • Classical Guitar: Basics 1 (non-credit)

    Authored by Kirk Hanser

    This is the non-credit version of Classical Guitar: Basics 1, and will not provide high school credit or instructor feedback/communication. 

    Welcome to Classical Guitar: Basics 1! In this course students will not only learn a great deal about the basics of playing the classical guitar, but also the basics of music in general.

    This course delves into the history of the classical guitar, showing students how the instrument was developed and how music evolved from important composers and performers. Proper playing technique is foundational to the course, and is supported through warm-ups, technical exercises, and playing etudes. Students will learn new songs in every lesson to improve notational reading skills, playing, and ear training. Lastly, students will interact with a variety of media platforms that showcase incredible players and inspire personal growth. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester!

    It is highly recommended that students approach their studies with the help of an instructor, unless this is absolutely not possible. An instructor will be able to help further clarify musical and technical issues that will certainly come up during this course, and will certainly help students move through the course faster and with more confidence. This course provides a comprehensive guide to getting students playing the classical guitar, but learning with others can be an excellent way to foster appreciation and excitement when first starting out.

    $95.00
    Course ID: EA-CLG-NC1
    Course Details
  • Classical Guitar: Basics 2

    Authored by Kirk Hanser

    Welcome to Classical Guitar: Basics 2! Building upon topics learned in Basics 1, students will dive further into the fundamentals of playing the classical guitar, and develop their reading and listening skills to better understand how music is written for their instrument. This course features more intermediate technique to challenge students, analyzes scale construction for major and minor scales, uses ear training (interval recognition) to help with more efficient reading and learning, and discusses important classical guitar figures that shaped the history of the instrument. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester!

    $250.00
    Course ID: EA-CLG-02
    Course Details
  • Classical Guitar: Basics 2 (non-credit)

    Authored by Kirk Hanser

    This is the non-credit version of Classical Guitar: Basics 2, and will not provide high school credit or instructor feedback/communication. 

    Welcome to Classical Guitar: Basics 2! Building upon topics learned in Basics 1, students will dive further into the fundamentals of playing the classical guitar, and develop their reading and listening skills to better understand how music is written for their instrument. This course features more intermediate technique to challenge students, analyzes scale construction for major and minor scales, uses ear training (interval recognition) to help with more efficient reading and learning, and discusses important classical guitar figures that shaped the history of the instrument. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester!

    $95.00
    Course ID: EA-CLG-NC2
    Course Details