If you understand the basics of the guitar and you’re looking to learn new songs or improve your technique, this course is for you. Lessons will be designed in a graded manner that will allow the student to navigate difficulty level. You need not worry if material will be too difficult or if it might bore you, as you can make the course as easy or as challenging as you’d like. This is a low-pressure environment, and it is intended to be fun and informative. By the end of this course, you will be able to play the basic chords that apply to thousands of songs, scales in many different keys, understand the essentials of strumming patterns, and learn basic finger-picking patterns. This course will improve many aspects of your guitar playing and will better prepare you to reach your goals, whatever those may be!
18 and over
Oct. 12, 2023
Thursdays, Oct. 19 – Nov. 16, 2023
7 - 8 p.m.
# of Sessions
Ogle Center - Stiefler Recital Hall
Basic guitar knowledge
About the course
The following materials need to be purchased prior to the first class. These items are available at most music stores or online.
- Acoustic Guitar (Electric guitars may be used, but you must bring an amplifier and necessary cables)
- Strap or footstool
- Tuner or tuner app (Several available for free—clip-on tuner is suggested)
About the instructor
Chris is an Instructor of Guitar for the IU Southeast Arts Institute and has been an Adjunct Instructor of Guitar at Bellarmine University since 2014. Chris holds an undergraduate degree in Music Performance with an emphasis in Jazz Guitar and a Master’s degree in Classical Guitar. He has been a finalist and won prizes in competitions such as the University of Louisville, University of Memphis, Middle Tennessee State, and Eastern Carolina University International Guitar Festival and Competition.
If you have questions or would like additional information, contact the Lifelong Learning office at (812) 941-2436 or email@example.com. The Lifelong Learning program reserves the right to cancel a class if there is insufficient enrollment, in which case all fees will be refunded.