Art of Guitar Playing: Beginning Acoustic or Electric (Online)

Start playing the guitar in this jump-start class. Learn some of the basic chords and chord changes, how to play rhythms and what to listen for. Learn simple picking patterns to enhance the quality of your sound. Practice easy lead exercises, and learn bar chords that will expand your chord knowledge and help you to play hundreds of songs. Whatever type of guitar you have, the basic lessons with be the same. For those with electric guitars, a little extra time will be spent on simple lead guitar scales and how to use them. A committed instructor, John (JP) Pakalenka has taught guitar and bass guitar for over 20 years with the Denver Music Institute and has 40 years of guitar playing experience. He has played and recorded with many bands, and is well versed in most styles including rock, rhythm and blues, country, blues, funk, folk, Christian, and heavy metal. NOTE: This class will be taught via Google Duo, instructions will be emailed prior to class starting.

Dates:January 9-30, 2021 Check for other dates
Meets:Four Sat., 11AM-12N Begins 01/09 (MT)
Location:ONLINE: Via Google Duo
You could save $12.00 on this course by becoming a member of CFU Membership
Notes:$25 materials for book payable to the instructor. Must have a guitar. No amplifier is needed if you have an electric guitar. This course will be presented via Google Duo. The day before class you will receive an email with the link that you'll use to attend the meeting. You don't need to have a gmail account to attend the meeting, but you will need to use the Chrome Browser. Once you've opened the link, you will fill in your name and your instructor will invite you into the meeting. Make sure that you have a good internet connection and a laptop or tablet with a camera and microphone.

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