PLEASE NOTE: If you are having trouble enrolling in these classes online, you can sign up at the Freight & Salvage box office.
Have you always wanted to learn to play guitar? Are you looking to improve your guitar skills? The Guitar Series at the Freight & Salvage in Downtown Berkeley is for you!
BEGINNING GUITAR - WEDNESDAYS 5:30-6:45 PM
This course is recommended for those who have played some basic guitar chords. Topics will include strumming with good solid rhythm, playing the 12-Bar Blues, learning scales, reading music, and improvising guitar solos in a comfortable, low pressure environment. This course is repeatable, as the songs will change with each session.
BEGINNING / INTERMEDIATE GUITAR - WEDNESDAYS 7:00-8:15 PM
This course is a continuation from Beginning Guitar and is recommended for those who can strum through a song with basic chords. Topics will include barre chords, power chords, 12-Bar Blues in E, new scales and fingerpicking. The songs will incorporate some of these elements. This course is repeatable, as the songs will change with each session.
INTERMEDIATE GUITAR - WEDNESDAYS 8:30-9:45 PM
Intermediate guitar is recommended for those who are ready to go beyond basic chords and strumming. Possible topics include music theory, different chords and strumming patterns, fingerpicking, flatpicking, technique development, learning the fretboard, scales, expressive and colorful lead and rhythm techniques, as well as a wide variety of songs. This course is repeatable, as the topics and songs will vary with each session.