Guitar Chords: The Key of G

Class Name:

Guitar Chords: The Key of G

This workshop is for those who want to strum and hum along to your favorite songs. Learning 3 to 4 simple chords in the key of G will unlock hundreds of songs. From simple songs like "Happy Birthday" and "Amazing Grace" to the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic "Sweet Home Alabama," learning the chords in the key of G will have you rocking out in one short week of classes!


Matt Gerry


4 day workshop for ages 8 to adult- July 18th through the 21st from 11:00 to 11:50 a.m.

Class Size:

Minimum 4, maximum 25

Age Range:

Ages 8 to Adult: This class is for beginners and those with limited experience with guitar.

Materials Required:

Guitar: Preferably an acoustic or classical guitar, but an electric guitar will work as well. If the student only has an electric, they will not be able to plug in to an amplifier during the group lessons and will be very quiet during the class. Guitar needs to have relatively new strings and be able to hold a tune. Questions about guitar and string quality can be directed to the instructor, S.M. Hanson Music, or Midwest Music stores. The Stiefel does have 5 guitars that can be checked out during the workshop if you do not have your own. They are first come, first serve and a waiver must be signed making the student responsible for any damage. If you'd like to check availability, please email the instructor at

Course Objectives

*How to properly hold the guitar

*Proper fretting technique

*Various right hand picking techniques, including: rest stroke, free stroke, and using a pick

*How notes are laid out across the fretboard

*Basic rhythms, including: whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, and sixteenth notes

*How to read both standard notation and tablature

*How to perform both with a group and individually