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Guitar Ensemble I

Guitar Ensemble I

Rehearsal Schedule
Wed | 3-4:50 PM
MacAlister Hall, 2032


The Guitar Ensemble I is a learning-based ensemble that comprises roughly 15 guitarists that play acoustic instruments. Class repertoire will consist of standard pop, classic rock, blues, simple jazz and classical studies. The class will proceed with building arrangements based on the ability of the players in the ensemble, and reading set transcriptions with guidance and demonstration. All of this culminates in a unique experience that teaches new skills. No audition is required, but students must possess basic knowledge of major and minor chords, an understanding of the single notes in the first position, and an openness to try using improvisation with simple blues or pentatonic scales.

There are no performance or concert requirements for this group. The learning outcome should be the improvement of the student’s ability to sight-read and increase the knowledge of the neck of the guitar, learning scale positions, chord inversions and ear training.