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Do you want to play guitar, but don’t know where to begin? This is a great introductory course for those without musical training or the ability to read music, but who would like to learn guitar while having fun with it.  In this easy, step-by-step approach—designed for adult beginners but appropriate for students of all ages—you will acquire a basic, solid technique that will provide the foundation for your future progress.  This course will help you acquire beginner-level guitar playing techniques in a supportive and enjoyable classroom environment.

What You Will Learn:

  • Basic skills and techniques for playing the guitar.
  • How to read music.
  • History of guitar.
  • Various styles and approaches to playing.



Quarters Offered:  Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall (Live Online format)
Course Fee:  $295
Prerequisite:  None (no musical training required).
Course Materials:  Acoustic guitar (preferably nylon string), and course textbook.
Next Course:  Guitar II
Contact: For more information about this course, please email the academic department:  ahl@ucsd.edu.

Course Number: MUS-40032
Credit: 2.00 unit(s)

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