Guitar Courses

AMG 2OB – Instrumental Music – Guitar, Fast Forward (Gr 10)
In this course students build upon the skills developed in ALC1OB, but at a more advanced level and with a greater emphasis on duet and ensemble work.  Students study chord charts, playing lead guitar, and start to work in three-person ensembles. Students continue to develop workplace skills and are introduced to careers in the arts, visiting a local recording studio to learn about media production and small-business management. Preparation:  ALC1OB.

AMG 3OB – Instrumental Music – Guitar, Fast Forward (Gr 11)
In this course students build upon the skills developed in ALG2OB, but at a more advanced level and with a greater emphasis on duet and ensemble work.  Students study chord charts, playing lead guitar, and start to work in three-person ensembles. Students continue to develop workplace skills and are introduced to careers in the arts, visiting a local recording studio to learn about media production and small-business management.  Preparation:  AMG2OB.

AMG 3OI – Instrumental Music – Guitar, Open (Gr 11)
This is an introductory course in which students learn popular songs, chord accompaniment, single-note melodies, music reading, as well as rhythm and lead guitar skills.  Musical pieces are performed in solo, duet, and ensemble settings.  Students also begin to improvise lead guitar solos and study the structure of blues music, while also learning about the history of the blues and making real world connections to current popular music.  Scale and chord theory is also introduced, with students studying The Modes, completing a modal composition and notating it using current music computer software.  Prerequisite:  NONE.