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Contemporary Guitar 2

Students will learn; to play melodies, develop rhythm ability, recognize musical terms and symbols, as well as play guitar harmonies.

Acoustic Contemporary Guitar 2- $12/class  minimum suggested donation

Instructor: Isaiah McKenna     isaiahmckenna@questforeducationandarts.com
Book: Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1/2 (email instructor for details)

September 13, 2017

M. Arntz: 

  • Practice all chords on pg. 2 of book (Am,G,C,Em), use strumming patterns from exercises 2-3. 
  • Practice changing chords. Play slowly and steadily, focus on tone. No muted strings or buzzing!

E. Flynn: 

  • Practice chord strumming patterns on pgs. 2-3 of book, Play slowly and steadily, so there is no hesitation between chords.
  • Learn melody of “Sinner Man” (pg.2/ #4), slow tempo, focus on timing.

J. Ripperdan:

  • Purchase Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book I and Book II
  • BOOK I: Look over “Musical Symbols,” Practice exercises #1-6 on pages. 6-7 “Notes on the First String.” 
  • BOOK II: Practice chord strumming patterns on page. 2  of book, Play slowly and steadily, so there is no hesitation between chords. (spend the majority of practice time on individual notes)
     

September 20, 2017

Mason

  • Exercise #2 (pg.2) Practice chord strum pattern. 
  • Exercise #4 (pg.2) “Sinner Man” Practice Melody. 
  • Practice Em/D chords, practice transitions between chords.


Elai

  • (pg.4) Practice all strumming patterns.
  • Exercise #19 (pg.6) “Rock-A-Soul” Practice melody. 


Justin

  • Exercise #16 (pg.11) “World Beat” Practice melody. 
  • (pg.52) Practice strum patterns and chords.
  • Exercise #18 (pg.53) Practice chords.
  • Exercise #19 (pg.54) Practice chords.
     

September 27, 2017

Mason

  • Hal Leonard Book II - Exercise #9-11
  • Hal Leonard Book II - Exercise #18 melody. 
  • Practice Dm/A7 chords, practice transitions between chords.


Elai

  • Hal Leonard Book II - Exercise #19 (pg.6) “Rock-A-Soul” polish melody. 
  • Hal Leonard Book II - Exercise #20-21 practice strumming patterns. 
  • Hal Leonard Book II - Exercise #24 practice 1st two lines of the melody. 


Justin

  • Exercise #24 practice chords and strumming pattern.
  • Exercise #19-20
  • Exercise #21

October 4, 2017

Mason

  • 1st two lines of "Kemp's Jig"
  • Practice C, Am, F, G chord progression, focus on clears tones and smooth transitions.


Elai

  • 1st two lines of "Kemp's Jig"
  • "Jamaica Farewell"
  • Hal Leonard Book II - Exercise #20-21 


Justin

  • 1st two lines of "Kemp's Jig"
  • Hal Leonard Book II - Exercise #20-21 

October 11, 2017

Mason

  • 1stpage of "Kemp's Jig"
  • Practice C, Am, F, G chord progression, focus on clears tones and smooth transitions.


Elai

  • 1st page of "Kemp's Jig"
  • Create chord progression using C, Am, F, G 


Justin

  • 1st page of "Kemp's Jig"
  • Create chord progression using C, Am, F, G 
 

October 18, 2017

- Kemp’s jig complete work on trouble spots.

- Create a Chord strum pattern with A, D, E, F#m.
 

 

October 25, 2017

Elai/Justin

  • All of Kemp’s Jig 
  • First line of Fingerpicking Exercise


Mason

  • 1st Page of Kemp’s Jig
  • First line of Fingerpicking Exercise
 

November 1, 2017

Elai/Justin

  • Swing Low Sweet Chariot-Finger-style chords and Melody 
  • All of Kemp’s Jig 


Mason 

  • All of Kemp’s Jig
  • First line of Finger-style Exercise
 

November 8, 2017

Justin

  • Kemp’s Jig - Whole Song
  • Swing Low Sweet Chariot - Fingerpicking Chords

 

Elai

  • Kemp’s Jig - Whole Song
  • Swing Low Sweet Chariot - Melody
  • (Practice Fingerpicking)

 

Mason

  • Kemp’s Jig - Whole Song
  • Swing Low Sweet Chariot - Chords
  • (Practice Fingerpicking)
 

November 15, 2017

Justin

  • Swing Low Chariot/Kemp’s Jig
  •  polish up Fingerpicking, increase tempo

Elai

  • Swing Low Chariot/Kemp’s Jig
  • polish up melody

Mason

  • Swing Low Chariot/Kemp’s Jig
  •  polish chord transitions
 

November 29, 2017

Justin

  • Minuet-2nd part
  • Swing Low Sweet Chariot-Practice Fingerpicking

Elai

  • Minuet-1st part
  • Swing Low Sweet Chariot-Practice Fingerpicking

Mason

  • Minuet-2nd part
  • Swing Low Sweet Chariot-Practice Chords

December 6, 2017

Justin

  • Minuet-2nd part
  • Swing Low Sweet Chariot-Practice Fingerpicking

Elai

  • Minuet-1st part
  • Swing Low Sweet Chariot-Practice Fingerpicking

Mason

  • Minuet-2nd part
  • Swing Low Sweet Chariot-Practice Chords
 

December 13, 2017

January 10, 2017

January 17, 2017

January 24, 2017

January 31, 2017

February 7, 2017

  • Continue polishing Canon Bona Nox 
  • Bring solo piece suggestions  

February 14, 2017

  • Continue polishing Canon Bona Nox 
  • Bring solo piece suggestions  

February 28, 2017

  • Continue polishing Canon Bona Nox 
  • Finalize solo piece  

March 7, 2017

  • Continue polishing Canon Bona Nox 
  • Polish solo piece - focus on tone and timing  

March 14, 2017

  • Continue polishing Canon Bona Nox 
  • Polish solo piece - focus on tone and timing 

March 21, 2017

  • Continue polishing Canon Bona Nox 
  • Polish solo piece - focus on tone and timing 

March 28, 2017

  • Fine Arts Festival Information 

April 4, 2017

April 11, 2017

April 18, 2017

April 25, 2017

May 2, 2017