Beginning Guitar
Course Number – 1750

Semester Course

Updated June 5, 2013

Month

Standards (include state core numbers)

Indicators

Assessment

August-September

Standard 1
(Perform): Students will use body, voice, and instruments as means of musical expression.

Standard 2
(Create): Students will improvise and compose music.

Standard 3
(Listen/Analyze/Evaluate): Students will expand music listening skills and use music vocabulary to analyze and evaluate music.

Standard 4
(Discover Meaning): Students will find avenues of understanding and communication through connecting music to personal growth, the joy of living, traditions, culture, and history.

Major Chords – A,D,E,F,C,G

Relative Tuning concepts

Basic Strumming concepts

Introduction to reading notation – Hal Leonard book 1 Pgs. 1 – 20

Song transcriptions

Guitar Pedagogy

Everyday class participation and attendance

Playing tests – Ode to Joy & Aura Lee

October

Standard 1
(Perform): Students will use body, voice, and instruments as means of musical expression.

Standard 2
(Create): Students will improvise and compose music.

Standard 3
(Listen/Analyze/Evaluate): Students will expand music listening skills and use music vocabulary to analyze and evaluate music.

Standard 4
(Discover Meaning): Students will find avenues of understanding and communication through connecting music to personal growth, the joy of living, traditions, culture, and history.

Minor Chords – A,D,E,F

Alternate Strumming Technique

Reading notation – Hal Leonard book – Pgs. 10 – 30

Song Transcriptions

Everyday class participation and attendance

Playing tests – Greensleeves and The Star Spangled Banner

 

November

Standard 1
(Perform): Students will use body, voice, and instruments as means of musical expression.

Standard 2
(Create): Students will improvise and compose music.

Standard 3
(Listen/Analyze/Evaluate): Students will expand music listening skills and use music vocabulary to analyze and evaluate music.

Standard 4
(Discover Meaning): Students will find avenues of understanding and communication through connecting music to personal growth, the joy of living, traditions, culture, and history.

Dominant 7th Chords – A,D,E,C,G,F

Picking Technique – Alternate

Strumming Technique

Finger picking Technique – “Dust in the Wind”

Reading Notation  - Hal Leonard – Pgs. 1-40

Song Transcriptions

Everyday class participation and attendance

Playing tests – Simple Gifts

December

Standard 1
(Perform): Students will use body, voice, and instruments as means of musical expression.

Standard 2
(Create): Students will improvise and compose music.

Standard 3
(Listen/Analyze/Evaluate): Students will expand music listening skills and use music vocabulary to analyze and evaluate music.

Standard 4
(Discover Meaning): Students will find avenues of understanding and communication through connecting music to personal growth, the joy of living, traditions, culture, and history.

Review of all material

Major and minor chord forms

Dominant 7th chord forms

Introduction to the Major Scale – C & G

Improvisation Skills

Reading Notation – Hal Leonard – entire book

Song Transcriptions

Everyday class participation and attendance

Playing tests – Minuet in G

Chord Tests

January

Standard 1
(Perform): Students will use body, voice, and instruments as means of musical expression.

Standard 2
(Create): Students will improvise and compose music.

Standard 3
(Listen/Analyze/Evaluate): Students will expand music listening skills and use music vocabulary to analyze and evaluate music.

Standard 4
(Discover Meaning): Students will find avenues of understanding and communication through connecting music to personal growth, the joy of living, traditions, culture, and history.

Recital Preparation

Recital Performance