This is a course designed for beginners wishing to learn guitar. This course is linked with the learning standards of Music 9 and will further develop techniques specific to guitar. Theory will include picking and strumming techniques using major and minor scales, harmonic progression, (e.g. 12 bar blues) and pentatonic scales. Students will develop proficiency in listening skills, ensemble awareness, solo and group performance, as well as basis electric and acoustic technique. Repertoire will vary from a range of periods and styles in including rock, blues, and classical.