Friday, December 8, 2017

Sunday Performance Call Time and Dress Code

Please arrive at 2:30 in the cafeteria with your guitar and music. You will have to arrive at Hart High before 2:30 to be in the cafeteria on time.

Stands, chairs and power for students playing electric guitar will be provided.

Dress Code:

Nice Button down shirt. A white shirt with a tie of some sort is fine but Holiday colors would be nice and the tie is optional.

A Holiday sweater will also be acceptable.

Nice shoes. NO TENNIS SHOES!

Black or Brown dress pants will be best. Ladies can wear a dress if they like.

I will accept Black Jeans only if they are in new condition. No clothes with holes, no hoodies or any street clothes.

Approximate performance times:

3:00

4:00

4:45

If you have family or friends attending have them arrive early so they don't miss the performance and tour. Last year the event was a $10 per person donation which helps us provide the Guitar and Choir programs for the students. I expect it to be the same amount this year

These times are approximations and could be changed to a little earlier or later the day of the event.

This performance counts as the Final grade for the semester so arriving late, being dressed poorly, being unprofessional or not showing up will have a negative impact on our performance and your grade.

If you or your parents have any questions or concerns feel free to email me at jamesjeffrey@alum.calarts.edu

Notebook check and Final Quiz

Notebook Check 2 and Final quiz - Semester 1


Your notebook pages need to be in this order:

Syllabus

Holiday Music

We Three Kings
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
Jingle Bell Rock
Silent Night
Carol of the Bells

Single String Pages
String 1
String 2
String 1&2 review
String 3
String 4
String 5
String 6
Duets and Quartets

Other Material 
Chord Charts
Scale Charts
Fingerboard Chart
Treble Clef Chart
Power Chord Songs
Common Chord Progressions (Keys C and G) 

If you need to print out any papers go to our Google Drive (link below)

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7bM0na5mNLoX0pnbUt4T0FBTlk

Our Final Quiz, which will count as a Quiz grade, will be on Monday Dec. 11th and Wednesday Dec. 13th of the last week of the semester.

The Quiz will be focused on strings 4, 5 and 6 and the Notebook Check

I strongly suggest you prepare for the quiz and have your notebook in order in plastic pages. 

If for any reason you can not get plastic pages for your notebook let me know and we will see what we can do to help you acquire the plastic page protectors. They are $5-10 at office supply stores and Walmart.


If you need any help on strings 1-6 make an appointment to meet with me at brunch before class and/or email me at JamesJeffrey@alum.calarts.edu with any questions.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Playing Quiz - Strings 1-3

This weeks quiz will cover strings 1-3 and the fingerboard chart.

I will ask you to play some examples that we have worked on in class and one string from the fingerboard chart.

You must be able to:

Play in time with a metronome
Say the note names while playing
Play on your finger tips
Play the correct notes

You will have two tries per example to account for nervousness.

If you have any questions I am available after class and any time via email.

jamesjeffrey@alum.calarts.edu


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

NOTEBOOK CHECK #2 FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15th

Notebook Check 9-15-17

Have these items organized in plastic pages in this order for the notebook check this Friday.

This is a Pass/Fail grade so have your material in order before the start of class on Friday to receive credit.

NO ORGANIZING WHEN CLASS STARTS.

If I call your name and you don’t have your notebook in order you will not receive credit.


LIST OF REQUIRED ITEMS

SYLLABUS
TREBLE CLEF WITH NOTES WRITTEN ON IT
RHYTHM STUDIES
FINGERBOARD CHART
CHORD CHARTS
SCALE CHARTS
POWER CHORD SONGS
SINGLE STRING NOTES
- STINGS 1-3
- REVIEW PAGE FOR STRINGS 1-2
- 3rd and 4th DUET PAGES
- BEETHOVEN on Strings 1 2 3


All items can be found on the Google Drive by clicking the link below.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7bM0na5mNLoX0pnbUt4T0FBTlk


Friday, September 8, 2017

Welcome 2017 Guitar Class!

Welcome 2017 Guitar Class!

On this blog you will find useful information and links our Google Drive, which will have the class materials if you misplace yours, and to various videos or useful websites that we will use in class.

The google drive will also contain practice MP3 and Video files when they are necessary.

Please respect this page and only post music related comments and questions.


Google Drive



If you need anything that is not here please email me at jamesjeffrey@alum.calarts.edu and I will update the Folder as soon as possible.

Mr. Jeffrey


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

B.B. King Video

Here are a couple links of the B.B. King video we watched in class



B.B. King - Blues Master Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49zfyzSBM1s



B.B. King - Blues Master Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAW2uysA5l0



Enjoy and PLAY YOUR GUITAR!!!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Notebook Check #2 - Friday January 27th

Friday, January 27th, will be our second notebook check.

Have all of your music organized in plastic pages so it's easy for you to study the material we've covered in class.

Here is the link to the google drive where you can find any material that may have been lost or misplaced

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7bM0na5mNLoX0pnbUt4T0FBTlk?usp=sharing

Mr. Jeffrey