Course code:



IM - Introductory/Intermediate

Class size limit:


Meets the following requirements:

  • ADS - Arts & Design Studio

Lab fee:


Typically offered:

Upon occasion

This course is a fundamental study in guitar chord construction, note reading, chord symbol identification, fingerboard facility, theory as related to guitar and scale and mode work. Students will develop a practice routine in order to attain introductory improvisational skills and basic facility in practical guitar performance. Intermediate students will expand their existing knowledge and skill in these areas. Assessment is based on class participation, reading, listening and notation assignments, and the development of a self-directed practice routine with specific goals, weekly practice tapes and a final performance. Students that play another stringed instrument are welcome but they will be responsible for translating the teachings to their instrument.

Students must provide their own instruments (acoustic or electric).



Always visit the Registrar's Office for the official course catalog and schedules.