Guitar 101: Beginning Techniues and Guitar Class Skills
Julie Goldberg, VanderCook College

June 23-27, 2014, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm each day
Wisconsin Center for Music Education


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Wisconsin Center for Music Education, Waunakee

Scheduled to teach a Guitar Class? Always wanted to learn how to play the guitar? This class will provide you with practical information to get started. Students will learn basic technique for playing chords, notes, accompaniment patterns, ensemble pieces, and early solos. Varying approaches to Guitar Pedagogy and Playing Styles will be surveyed. Recommendations for instruments and classroom supplies will be provided. No previous guitar playing experience is required. Students should provide their own guitar for the class. A nylon string, classical guitar is preferred, but steel string acoustic instruments can also be used. No electric guitars please.

Graduate credit will be available through VanderCook College. 

Wisconsin Teaching Standards Addressed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 10
Wisconsin Music Standards Addressed: B, E, I

Named Guitarist of the year by Classical Guitar Alive, internationally-broadcast radio program, Dr. Julie Goldberg is the first guitarist to receive a doctorate in music performance from Northwestern University, and also holds degrees from the Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University and College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. Assistant Professor of Guitar at VanderCook College of Music and North Park University since 1997, Dr. Goldberg directs the Chicago Community Classical Guitar Ensemble, and performs regularly as a soloist and with the Avanti Guitar Trio throughout the U.S.

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Required Text: This workshop requires the text A Modern Approach to Classical Guitar - 2nd edition by Charles Duncan. The text is priced at $7.50. Please contact Mary Elsner 800-589-9762 for more information.

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