Guitar classes are progressive.  Students start with the Essential Elements method book, learning the PIMA fingerstyle method and basic sequences of chords that are used in popular songs.

Beginner – reading rhythms and working on versions of the E chord: Eminor, Emajor, E7, introducing La Bamba!


Intermediate – reading rhythms, introduced G, C, D, A7 chords, reviewing E chords and La Bamba, working on G, C, F chords, learning by rote ‘Romanza Anonymous’.


Advanced – learning finger positions for notes on E and A strings – FSF identification (Finger, String, Fret).


REQUIRED METHOD BOOK (available for $5 through CHMS):

Essential Elements for Guitar, Book 1


A preview – some of the basics:

Theory Handout

7-chord Chart


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