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6 Month Goals

1. To develop correct posture and hand position

2. To identify the parts of the guitar

3. To demonstrate the proper tuning of the guitar by pitch matching

4. To understand the history and origin of the guitar

5. To learn basic fundamentals of musical notation

6. To learn basic chords and single notes in first position

7. To learn proper strumming, finger style and flat picking techniques and accompaniments

8. To participate in performance and evaluation of music

Practice 1

Memorize the names of the strings

stringnames Memorize The following chords:

E Major

E minor

A Major

A minor

Practice 2

Holding a pick.


Parts of The Guitar


Basic Warm-up


Practice 3

1.Learn and memorize the notes in music

A, A#, B, C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G#

2. Learn E, Em, A, Am

3. Move those chords into bar positions

4. Learn what anchor and guide fingers are