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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.

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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24 Yes Details
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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45 Yes Details
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
Hours: 18
Credits: 0
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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
GINT0435 Songwriting 101

Description: You really can make a living writing songs.
This course is designed to help you learn to write songs, and more importantly re-write songs.
Jamie Warren, (jamiewarren.com) is one of Canada's most awarded singer songwriters and he will supply you with a writer's template, and professional guidance that will help you get your songs to radio and compete in today's music marketplace. Along the way, you'll also learn about the business of writing songs. This includes radio, television, royalties/publishing, and places to find funding support for your recording projects.
The ability to read music is not required, but participants should be able to play an instrument well enough to be able to present their original material to the class, and be willing to work with others to both critique and possibly co-create pieces of music.
A key board will be available for use within the classroom. Please bring your guitar if you play one.
Hours: 15
Credits: 0
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GINT0436 Songwriting 102

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
Hours: 15
Credits: 0
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