Part-time Courses - Music
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|Course #||Courses||Length (Hours)||Distance||Status|
|ARTS1720||Introduction to Guitar
Description: Learn to play guitar, and become the musician you've always wanted to be! In these fun and informative lessons, you'll build basic guitar skills step-by-step with the help of hands-on exercises, audio and video recordings, and detailed illustrations.
|OLRN1748||Introduction to Guitar
Description: In this course, students will learn basic classical/fingerpicking guitar styles; folk and country oriented chording and strumming techniques; and develop a working knowledge of guitar history. The bulk of materials for this course will be delivered through an iSpring (Powerpoint) video presentation containing a weekly guitar lesson, fingerboard gymnastics/micro movement exercises, video play alongs, self-evaluation quizzes, and the Guitar Talk history video segments. Additional activities outside of this video presentation include weekly guitar history discussion boards, guitar forums for student-to-student video performance feedback, and independent research quizzes on music-fundamentals. Weekly live video-chats with the professor will allow students an opportunity to ask questions or watch further demonstrations. This course is for absolute beginners or those with some background in guitar wishing to expand or upgrade skills.
|GINT0270||Introduction to Guitar Repair and Design
Description: This introduction to Guitar Repair and Design, will provide students with hands-on training in the set-up and repair of acoustic and electric guitars. A detailed study of fretwork technique, including safe fret removal, correcting the lay of the neck, fret levelling, re-crowning and polishing will be covered. The fabrication of hand-cut nuts and saddles and an overview of the basic physics and design of the various members of the guitar family will also be covered. The interaction of elements, that determine the instrument's ability to perform at its optimum level of playability, will be covered in detail. Workstations, hand tools and some supplies will be available for the duration of the course. Several dedicated hand tools are fabricated for the students use, during the course. Discussion of the business aspect of guitar repairs is also covered, for those that are interested in working on instruments, to generate a part time or full time income. Support material will assist the students, in evaluating many of the commonly needed repair / restoration procedures. Study with Luthier and Guitar Repair Technician, Michael McConville. http://mcconvilleguitars.blogspot.com
|ARTS1421||Music Made Easy
Description: If you enjoy music and would like to know more about what makes it work, this is the course for you. You'll gain a complete understanding of rhythm, melody, and harmony, and you'll be able to recognize pitches on the musical staff and on the keyboard. You'll also be able to build intervals, major scales, and chords. By the time you complete this comprehensive and full-featured course, you'll be able to read, write, and even play simple musical pieces on a keyboard. NOTE: This course cannot be used as a credit towards Conestoga programs.
Description: You really can make a living writing songs.
Description: Songwriting 102 will continue with song critiquesý but transition to songwriting assignments. We will focus on co-writing and you will be introduced and connected with other writers. There will also be an education on demoing songs (recording). There will be a guest speaker during week four to address home recordings. This course is taught by Jamie Warren the most awarded independent singer song writer in Canadian music history. For more information check out jamiewarren.com
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