Introduction to Acoustic Guitar
This class, structured for beginners will assist you in acquiring the technique
you will need to deal with the melodic, harmonic and rhythmic possibilities
of the most widely played instrument of our time. How to get those favorite
tunes from your ears to your fingers is the question we will try to answer
You will receive guidance
as to how to make your instrument easier to play. Instructor Tom Elliott began study of the
guitar at age ten. He has operated his own music studio in Ridgefield, CT since 1976 and continues
to welcome committed students of all ages (age 6 and above). He has taught
at colleges and private schools and also led his own popular music group as well
as appearing as a soloist and in chamber music ensembles. He has been teaching in Ridgefield Continuing Education since 2015 as well as the Wilton Conservatory. Makeup, if needed is 12/13.
8 Sessions $ 171 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 150)
Wed., 10/11, 18, 25; 11/1, 8, 15, 29; 12/6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at East Ridge Middle School. No class 11/22.
Participants Need to Bring to the First Class:
a playable, tunable acoustic guitar with either nylon or steel strings. If you are in doubt about this or need to purchase a guitar, PLEASE email Ridgefield Continuing Ed at firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch with the instructor.
2. several extra heavy Fender style picks.
Text and Course Materials (these may be ordered online and should cost about $20)
1. the text for the class will be Mel Bay's Modern Guitar Method Grade 1 (MB93200). Do not confuse this with the expanded version which is more expensive and not necessary for this class.
2. an inexpensive
method book and a manuscript book (blank music sheets) will get us started in
understanding the language of musicians.
3. a music manuscript book or notepad and pencil will be useful during the class.