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Understanding the Guitar Fretboard

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Play more expressively and creatively by learning the logic of the guitar fretboard! Understand the fretboard, and become a more resourceful guitarist!

To understand the guitar fretboard is to understand how music theory maps onto the strings and frets. This class explains music theory and helps students use theory to enhance creativity and agility on the guitar.

Topics include: chord naming and analysis; intervals on the strings and frets; strategies for rapidly identifying fretboard notes; forming and using arpeggios and scales; building any and every chord.

Online meeting activities include presentation of music theory; exercises in point identification; analysis of intervals in relation to bass string roots; demonstration of techniques for building any and every chord voicing; instruction in arpeggio formation and usage.

Outcomes: Each student who completes this course will possess strategies for identifying every point on the fretboard; will gain insight into chord naming and analysis; will see intervals in relation to bass string roots; will be well on the way to forming arpeggios, and multiplying chord vocabulary.

Prerequisites: This course is suitable for players of all levels and styles.
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Class Details

7 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

Online Access

Kay Eskenazi 



Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 02/21/2022)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
1/24/2022 - 3/14/2022 Weekly - Mon 05:30 PM - 07:15 PM Online, Online Access  Map Kay Eskenazi  ClassRoom