High Guitar 1
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Ready to play guitar? Experience isn’t needed, but a six-string guitar is. If you have never touched a guitar, don’t worry. All you need is an interest in starting your musical education. If you already play guitar, why not build on your techniques? Guitar 1 is a two-segment course that introduces the basics of music and guitar. Students will be guided by Carlos and Ariel as they learn to play guitar and learn about music notation, musical styles, simple and full-strum chords, foundational music literacy and theory, and major scales. To get started, be sure to have a playable six-string guitar and a device capable of recording a video, including audio, to submit work to the teacher. Grab your guitar and get ready to jam.
This course is a Performing Fine Arts credit to meet the art requirement for high school graduation.
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Regular course description:
No prior music experience is necessary, but you must have your own six-string guitar and a way to record and submit a video performance to your instructor.
Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, oral assessments, and discussions. This course will use the state-approved grading scale. Each course contains a mandatory final exam or culminating project that will be weighted at 20% of the student’s overall grade.***
***Proctored exams can be requested by FLVS at any time and for any reason in an effort to ensure academic integrity. When taking the exam to assess a student’s integrity, the exam must be passed with at least a 59.5% in order to earn credit for the course.
Courses subject to availability.
Pursuant to s. 1002.20, F.S.; A public school student whose parent makes written request to the school principal shall be exempted from the teaching of reproductive health or any disease, including HIV/AIDS, in accordance with the provisions of s. 1003.42(3). Learn more about the process and which courses contain subject matter where an exemption request can be made.