This is a 1 hour, 10 week class, held Tuesdays at 7:00, beginning on September 20
Students enrolled in Fretboard Harmony will be given training in the idiomatic way the guitar works in all genres – from classical to country. The primary goal of the course is to become familiar with the rudimentary harmonic and melodic patterns used by the musicians we love and to unlock the mystery surrounding the recurrence of these patterns on the fretboard. We begin with fundamental musicianship training and expand that to the guitar. Toward the end of the course we explore artistic ways to approach improvisation. There is consistency between the musical examples for this class and Campfire Bootcamp 101 so students have an opportunity to put the theory into practice.
Topics explored include:
- The Function of the Notes in Open Position and Pattern Major Scales
- The Location and Function of Major and Minor Triads in Major Keys
- Bass Lines
- Diatonic and Dominant Chord Progressions
- Pentatonic Scales
- Harmonic and Melodic Voice Leading
This class is the first part of a curriculum that will be valuable for guitarists at a beginner to advanced level with any playing style. Reading standard notation is not required because this class approaches the music from a harmonic perspective as it relates to the fretboard.