This course will focus on making music both individually and as a group on the guitar. Topics that students will learn include basic music theory (as applied to the guitar), notes and scales(for lead guitar playing), chords (for rhythm guitar playing), and basic finger picking. Instruction will be tailored to the students involved based on their goals in learning the guitar. Open to all students who have little to no previous experience playing guitar. Prerequisite: Students must provide their own guitar and purchase the following method book to bring to class on the first day: Sound Innovations for Guitar, Book 1 by Aaron Stang and Bill Purse.