Last Update: 01/08/17
Fresno City College
Music 27 Begining Guitar
Click Here for Music 27 Course outline (Syllabus).
Here is a common question that I am asked:
Should we use electric guitars, steel-string guitars or nylon-string guitars?
When writing the Fresno City College Curriculum for guitar, it was decided the nylon-string guitar would be the standard.
I recommend two popular brands and models. The Yamaha C40 and the Cordoba "Protege" C1.
Here is a list of some of the reasons why we use nylon-string guitars at FCC:
FCC Music 27 Handouts.
Remember that the better you become the more fun it is to play! Donít be upset by the results you didnít get with the work you didnít do.
It takes practice to build good techniques into habits.
So, practice often and enjoy!
Rhythmic Math Music Quiz Click here
Adding It Up Quiz Click here
Fill In The Measure Quiz Click here
Find The Correct Measure Quiz Click here
Rhythm Sound Match Quiz Click here
Treble Clef Notes Quiz Click here
Treble Clef Words Quiz Click here
Here is a great resource for drilling your music skills Click here
Music for Music 27 Class project:
Watch this whole set of videos of George Sakellariou
"Asteri Tou Voria" by Manos Hadjidakis
1) "Evening Stroll"by Manos Hadjidakis 2)"Manoula Mou" by Manos Hadjidakis 3) "Greek Dance" by Dimitri Fampas
Romanza by N. Paganini
"Tio-Ti" by Manos Hadjidakis
Ana Vidovic, guitarist 56 minutes
Featuring guest artists Celino and Lito Romero of "Los Romeros" guitar quartet
Music for Music 27 Class project:
Note Reading Practice:
Rhythm Practice Sheets:
Note Sheet PDF's:
Blues Style handouts:
Flamenco Style handouts:
Some recommended accessories:
Dunlop .060" Tortex Guitar picks. Fender 351 Medium Guitar picks
SpiderCapo-Standard. For Steel string acoustic guitars.
SpiderCapo XXL- for 7-8 String Guitars, 6 String Bass. This works for nylon string guitar 12th fret method used in our class.
Guitar Support (Instructor uses this instead of footstool):
Recommended Online Source:
www.FresnoGuitarLessons.netLocal guitar lessons for Fresno.
www.ClovisGuitarLessons.comLocal guitar lessons for Clovis
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artistworks.comOne of the best Online guitar instruction. Study with world renown guitarists for $30 a month. Paul Gilbert (Rock), Jason Vieaux (Classical), Martin Taylor(Fingerstyle), Brian SUtton (Flatpick), and Andreas Oberg(Jazz).
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GuitarInstructor.comAll styles. Sheet music, dvd's, downloads, etc...
iVideosongs.comSong specific. All levels and styles.
guitarzoom.comOnline and DVD Guitar lessons in all styles.
metalmethod.comOnline and DVD Metal and Rock guitar lessons.
Music Theory for Guitar
Metronome Techniques by Frederick Franz
www.free-scores.com Free music scores from the public domain.
Note Reading Tools:
Music 4 Classical Guitar Heron Creek
|Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ) Performing Pachelbel's "Loose Canon"
Great example of the versatility of the Classical guitar.
|Scott Tennant (One of Prof.Schramm's teachers) performing "Campanas del Alba."
One of the world's greatest guitarists!
|www.youtube.com/embed/TdvJKT50794" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>||Ben Verdery plays "Mysterious Barricades"|
|Goerge Sakellariou performing "Tio-Ti"
(another one of Prof. Schramm's teachers)
|Pepe Romero performing Zapateado & Fantasia from 'Suite Andalucia' by Celedonio Romero|
|..and yes, your instructor does play electric guitar too!|
|"Rams Jams" at Fresno City College, November 20, 2014.
This is an example of our end of the semester performance. This piece was arrangedand conducted by FCC guitar instructor Dr. Kevin Cooper. Soloist Dr. Corey Whitehead of CSU, Fresno. Students of Dr. Cooper-FCC, Dr. Whitehead CSUF, and David Schramm FCC.
|"Rams Jams" at Fresno City College, December 1, 2011.
This is an example of our end of the semester performance. This piece was an arrangement by FCC guitar instructor David Schramm of Tito Puente's "Oye Como Va" for guitar ensemble. Conducted by Dr. Kevin Cooper.
|Things Beginner Guitarists Say|
|Steve Vai "How to be Successful"|
|Steve Vai Interview on Practicing|