BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Beginning Guitar



$ 156.00

Instructor: Lon Robert Young MA
Credits: 0.50

Course Currently Unavailable


This beginning guitar course gives students the broad foundation they will need to excel in various styles of guitar music: folk, classical, and even modern rock. Students will learn to read tablature, lead sheets, and traditional notation; they will master common chords, notes, strumming, and fingerpicking patterns. The information is presented with the modern teenager in mind and takes a fun, step-by-step approach.

Course Content:

1. About the Guitar
2. Reading Music
3. Playing Notes
4. Key Signatures and Accidentals
5. Chords and Strumming
6. More Chords and Fingerpicking
7. Songwriting
8. Guitar Tablature
9. Styles and Influential Players

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.


Please check the syllabus for required materials.