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Introduction to Guitar (Online Class)

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This is a free online class through Gale Courses, an online learning platform that the library provides to our patrons. An internet-connected device is required and the course can be accessed from the library or at home with a valid FRVPLD card. For more information, please visit the Course Details page. You can also access Gale Courses from our Research page.

Learn to play guitar, and become the musician you've always wanted to be! In these fun and informative lessons, you'll build basic guitar skills step-by-step with the help of hands-on exercises, audio and video recordings, and detailed illustrations.

First, you'll get to know all the parts of your guitar, from frets to strings, and learn how to tune your instrument. After that, you'll explore the fundamentals of music notation and find out how to produce clear, beautiful notes and chords. You'll also discover how to control your rhythm, tempo, and volume, and how to express yourself artistically. The classical guitar skills you'll master in this course will allow you to play any style of music, from hard rock to country-and-western.

And that's not all! Good guitar players know that the secret to making beautiful music is to practice, practice, practice—so that's what you'll do. You'll make rapid progress as you follow a carefully planned practice schedule that reinforces each new skill you learn.  

Whether you're a beginner or an intermediate student, this course will take your musical talent to the next level. By the time you're finished, you'll be well on your way to becoming a skilled guitar player.

Feel free to contact the Information Services department if you would like more information about the online course or if you need help accessing it. You can contact us via email at or via phone at 847-428-3661, option 3