COURSE DESCRIPTION This class is an introductory class in playing the guitar. The techniques of playing will include: tuning the guitar, basic chords, strumming and picking patterns, song accompaniment and basic music reading. Students need to provide a Spanish-type or folk guitar preferably with a neck strap. Recommended book: Contemporary Class Guitar by Will Schmidt, published by Hal Leonard. (Available at Music and Arts at Cortaro and Thornydale in Marana.