Intro to Guitar Syllabus

 Intro to Guitar Syllabus!

Objectives

  •  Display fluency in guitar strumming and finger picking
  • Perform basic to intermediate chords and chord progressions
  • Read, Write, and Perform melodies using strings one through six
  •  Accurately tune a guitar using an electronic tuner and relative tuning
  •  Comment on the musical means by which the work conveys feeling, emotion, and aesthetic meaning.
  • Analyze basic music theory and terminology

Expectations                                      

  • This class is performance based.  Participation is an important part of a successful learning experience.
  • Come to class on time, in uniform, with a pencil, ready to learn.
  • Absolutely, no food, drinks, candy, or gum in the music room.
  • Attitude is EVERYTHING! Your positive attitude helps create a great class for everyone!
  • Follow the code of conduct and core values.
  • Complete all work to the best of your ability.
  • If you miss class for any reason, it is your responsibility to speak to the teacher after class to recover any missed assignments. 

Grading

50 % Formal Assessment - Including Tests, papers, and formal class performances

50% Classwork - Including Journal entries, worksheets, informal performing of practiced skills, and participation/attendance/behavior.  Students will receive a weekly participation grade.

**PLEASE NOTE**  If, at any point, a student receives a grade (other than a participation grade) that is not satisfactory, he or she may re-do the assignment before the end of the trimester for full credit!!!!  It is the students' responsibility to re-do the assignment during his/her free time or at home.


I have thoroughly read the Introduction to Guitar Syllabus and will follow the stated expectations every day!

Student signature and date:________________________________________

 

Parent/guardian signature and date:_________________________________

This signed syllabus is to be returned for a grade by Friday September 18, 2015

Looking forward to a great year!

Adrian Smith

Middle School General Music Teacher

Middle and High School Choir Director

adrian.smith@rak12.org

610-983-4080 ext. 208