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Guitar and Piano

MN State Music Standards and Course Objectives

•Perform alone and with others

•Read and Notate music

•Listen and Analyze

•Understand music in relation to history and culture


Evaluation and Grading

25% Weekly Quizzes



25% Mid-term (Oct. 30th) and Final (Jan. 15)


Grading Scale

90%-100% = A

80%-89% = B

70-69% = C


59% and below = F


Class Rules

•Be on time to class

•Bring your learning materials to class

•Respect yourself, others and property

Class Texts

•Essential Elements for Guitar by Will Schmid and Bob Morris

•Adult All-in-One Course  by W. Palmer, M. Manus, and A. Lethco

•Supplemental materials