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Course # Courses Length (Hours) Distance Status
GINT0272 Guitar Repair and Design Level II

Description: Building on the skills acquired in the Level 1 training, Level 2 studies will include a complete re-fret of the bound fingerboard and / or electric bass conversion: fretted to fretless (depending on the needs of the students); safe removal of acoustic guitar bridges and fabrication of a new bridge from a rosewood / ebony blank, calculating compensation for intonation and slotting the new bridge for saddle placement, compensated nuts / saddles fabricated from bone blank, acoustic guitar fingerboard / neck removal, broken head-stock ( splicing ) repair and touch-up; repair and replacement of loose braces; fabrication and installation of cross-grain quarter-sawn splices for repair of cracks and fractures, a study of hide glue and it's practical applications, french polish/lacquer-stick for fret repair touch up, installation of an on-board acoustic-electric system; basic practical soldering and wiring tips for pick-up replacement, input jacks, volume and tone controls. Workstations and hand tools will be supplied for the duration of the course.

A detailed step-by-step analysis of compensated nut fabrication is now also included in the Level 2 curriculum. Students will be shown how to calculate and fabricate a compensated nut for all of the various scale lengths and fingerboard radius choices; from a blank of bone or tusq to the finished / precisely calculated nut.

The Level 2 will be influenced, to a degree, by the projects that each individual student brings to the table. This allows each group of students to steer the curriculum to address their own particular needs. Study with Luthier and Guitar Repair Technician, Michael McConville. http://mcconvilleguitars.blogspot.com
Hours: 18
Credits: 0
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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.

First, you'll get to know all the parts of your guitar, from frets to strings, and learn how to tune your instrument. After that, you'll explore the fundamentals of music notation and find out how to produce clear, beautiful notes and chords. You'll also discover how to control your rhythm, tempo, and volume, and how to express yourself artistically. The classical guitar skills you'll master in this course will allow you to play any style of music, from hard rock to country-and-western.

And that's not all! Good guitar players know that the secret to making beautiful music is to practice, practice, practice—so that's what you'll do. You'll make rapid progress as you follow a carefully planned practice schedule that reinforces each new skill you learn.

Whether you're a beginner or an intermediate student, this course will take your musical talent to the next level. By the time you're finished, you'll be well on your way to becoming a skilled guitar player.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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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.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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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.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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24 Yes Details

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