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 course will be offered via Zoom. Register now and then prior to class the instructor will send you the link to attend. Look for an email with "CFU online class" in the subject line. Good internet connection and a laptop or device with camera and mic is needed.

Dates:March 6-27, 2021 Check for other dates
Meets:Four Sat., 11AM-12N Begins 03/06 (MT)
Location:ONLINE: Via Zoom
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. Class time is in MT. Good internet connection and a laptop or device with camera and mic is needed. You should download Zoom in advance of class it is free to install, Look for an email from your instructor with the subject line CFU Zoom class for the link. Be ready to log on and join the meeting 5-10 minutes prior to the class start time so you will be ready when class begins. If you have trouble using the link, just go to, click "Join a Meeting" and enter the meeting ID provided in the instructor's email.

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