Why This Class
Is your student passionate about guitar music? Do you want to support them in exploring the work of great guitarists from many eras and genres? If so, this course will take your student on an expertly curated, one-of-a-kind journey through the history of guitar and its profound impact on human culture during the past 120 years.
Students in this self-paced course explore a broad range of genres and musical ideas, some of which they may never have heard before. With the guidance of a mentor, students see how the work of history’s best guitarists have brought people together and sparked revolutions in music and society at large. Through assignments including readings, videos, and online peer discussions, students become more discerning listeners and improve their understanding of 20th-century guitar music.
By completing this course, students gain awareness of the pivotal role guitar has played in recent musical history. They come to notice the common threads across all guitar music and feel inspired to contribute to guitar’s ongoing legacy themselves.