This is a course for the beginning guitarist. Its objective is to get the students playing quickly, by emphasizing chords and right-hand strumming and figure picking patterns. The basic fundamentals of music, including note reading, rhythm, and harmonic structure will also be covered. Careful attention is given to proper playing technique. The students must bring a playable acoustic guitar to every class meeting. Note: A materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor at first class meeting to cover text and teaching materials.