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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
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
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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