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Abernathy Arts Center254 Johnson Ferry Road, NW Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Introductory Guitar: Group Sessions with Robert Herrington
This class offers a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of instrumental (guitar) performance. We will examine the basics of instrumental technique, music theory, and instrumental improvisation. Through lecture, score study, and the examination of quality musicianship students will learn to improve their performance ability, musicality, and further their appreciation of the arts. We will explore the guitar's immediate facilities such as fundamental chords and the first position of the guitar's neck. You will learn introductory pieces that consist of simple melodies to tunes that focus on the use of basic chord structures. Students will become familiar with the rudiments of reading sheet music. The course will focus on the importance of comprehending rhythm & tempo in live performance. There will also be discussions of guitarists across musical genre to expand artistic worldview.
Classes are free, and there are no supply fees (see exception below) but participants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
A. Be a Fulton County Resident
B. Be at least 55 years old as of the class start date. All classes are designed to accommodate a variety of skill levels.
Students do not have to have any previous artistic training.
Students enrolled in the Introductory Guitar must bring their own instrument (guitar)
Class space is limited must pre-enroll online or in person at your local Arts Center.
Must bring/provide your own instrument (guitar).