Swing Guitar 1



TERM 3, 2024

INSTRUCTOR: Frank Hamilton (bio)
TIME: Tue – 6:00pm, In-person
LEVEL: Level 1

Swing Guitar 1, an introduction to jazz guitar, starts with basic left hand jazz chords, familiarizing you with well-known standard swing tunes from the Thirties, Forties and early Fifties.  You’ll learn tunes by great songwriting composers of the past such as Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, and possibly some early Southwestern swing, made famous by Bob Wills.  We’ll also cover basic jazz blues progressions with insights into improvisation. 

Jazz guitar requires a chord vocabulary that is different from the basic chords applied to most folk songs.  To take this class, you should be familiar with the numerical names of the chords such as I, IV and V7 in basic keys.

This class meets in person.