Classical Guitar I

Course Description

This course will provide students with beginning instruction for playing the classical, nylon-stringed guitar, assuming there is no prior musical experience. It introduces basic note reading on the first four frets of the instrument, left and right-hand techniques, including free strokes, rest strokes, arpeggio technique, left-hand development of strength and independence. Chords, chord progression, and basic strumming techniques will also be introduced.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
47196 MUSI 14A 1Z ·T····· 12:30 PM-01:20 PM Ron Dunn ONLINE
···R··· 12:30 PM-02:20 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-014A-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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