Beginning Acoustic Guitar

Course Description

A beginning level course covering basic guitar technique, such as strumming, fingerstyle picking, and open and moveable position chords. Both tablature and music notation are covered. No previous musical experience is required. Ideal for learning folk song accompaniment and basic melodies, as well as simple "riffs" and improvisation. Highly recommended for those pursuing music education or primary school teaching certificates and degrees.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
46620 MUSI 16A 1Z ·T····· 02:30 PM-03:20 PM Ron Dunn ONLINE
···R··· 02:30 PM-04:20 PM

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2021-04-05 to 2021-06-25.

Footnote Information

MUSI-016A-01Z: This is an online lecture, laboratory class. The lecture and lab meet each week as noted in the class listing. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at

Course Details

1.5 Units
One hour lecture, two hours laboratory (36 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
Non-GE Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


EWRT 200 and READ 200, or ESL 261, 262 and 263.
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