• Back to School Night
    Course Information for Intermediate Guitar- Mr. Sam Wong

    Intermediate Guitar

    Topics covered in class include:
    •    Reading notation in 2nd, 5th and 7th positions 
    •    Moveable barre chords 
    •    Standard musical notation and tablature
    •    Arpeggios, major, minor and chromatic scales 
    •    Intro to right- and left-hand techniques- slurs and natural harmonics
    •    Ensemble literature (classical, folk and rock)

    Students will also develop their solo playing skills through performing pieces from the basic Classical Guitar and Folk repertoire. Students are expected to practice 15-30 minutes a day.

    Required Materials for Course:

    1.    Home:  Nylon string classical guitar, footstool 
    2.    Classroom: Textbook- ‘Hands on Training – Second-Year Guitar’ without audio. Textbook can be bought at-
                            A&A Music Store in Brambleton-  https://www.aamusiconline.com/
    3.     3 ringed binder (1/2”) and pencil


    1.    Guitar Tuner
    2.    Music Stand
    3.    Extra set of strings 


    Concert Dates:

    1. Winter Concert- 12/14/2023 @7pm (Performance Requirement for Intermediate, Advanced and Artist Guitar classes) 
     - After-school Rehearsal - 12/13/2023 from 4:30-5:30 pm
    2. Spring Concert- 5/2/2024 @7pm (Performance Requirement for Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced and Artist Guitar classes) 
     - After-school Rehearsal- 5/1/2024 from 4:30-5:30 pm  

    All Rehearsals and Concerts will take place at the FHS Auditorium.
    Concert Attire:
    Black Dress Shirt
    Black or Khaki Pants
    Black Dress Shoes and black socks

    Tag Day:  Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023- 9am-2pm. Fundraising Day for the Fine Arts Program. We are looking for parent volunteers to drive students around South Riding. Sign up at- https://permission.click/DxBWg/int/signee-info

    Activity Description
    9:00 a.m. Students arrive at Freedom and sign-in
    9:15 a.m. Student meeting with directors in the auditorium
    9:15 a.m. Scheduled arrival time for the drivers
    9:30 a.m. Meeting with the drivers in the Black Box
    9:30 a.m. Students break into groups
    9:40 a.m. Driver match-up with groups-Drivers on Front Stage
    9:50 a.m. Groups head out to canvass the neighborhood
    11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Groups return

Last Modified on August 23, 2023