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: Fall: in-class | Winter: in-class | Spring: in-class | Summer: in-class
Course Fee: $295
Prerequisite: None (no musical training required).
Course Materials: Acoustic guitar (preferably nylon string), and course textbook.
Next Step: Guitar II
Contact: For more information about this course, please email ahl@ucsd.edu.

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

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