Advanced Guitar Description

This is a group course for those students who possess a solid foundation in guitar performance, have completed Beginning/Intermediate KEYS courses, and have a strong desire to perform at a higher level. Students will study advanced techniques in picking, strumming, and finger techniques. They also will go deeper into the Nashville Number Systems, practical music theory, and learn various chord inversions, modes, lead techniques, and improvisation. In addition, students will be introduced to how to tone shape their electric instruments, getting the most out of their equipment, using effects, and more. Students will play various styles of music ranging from Praise & Worship, Rock, Indie, Blues, Country, and other genres they desire. Students will be introduced to other members/genres of the guitar family and playing with others. Advanced Guitar students must bring their guitar to class and are expected to practice daily. Advanced Guitar Ensemble will perform at the KEYS Winter and Spring Concerts and two in-class recitals.

Textbooks and Supplies

The Guitar Grimoire Scales & Modes
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0825821711
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0825821714

The Guitar Grimoire Chords & Voicing
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1869857836
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0825821721

The Guitar Grimoire The Exercise Book
(ISBN: unknown)

Under Class Details, see the Class Attachment for textbook pictures.

Guitar, case & strap of choice
Clip-on styled tuner of choice
Capo of your choice
Guitar picks of choice
Folding Music Stand
Metronome (iPad/Phone is sufficient for use at home)
Black Binder: section labels with practice logs, music sheets, resources, handouts, homework, and classroom notes. Please have paper as well.
Pen & pencil
Ringed pencil/supply pouch that is kept with the binder to store supplies
Electric Guitar & Amps encouraged
Guitar Grimoire - Scales & Modes
Guitar Grimoire - Chords & Voicings
All The Chords - Jeffrey Kunde (Provided)
How I Play Guitar - Jeffrey Kunde (Provided)
Music Theory For The Music Industry - Jeffrey Kunde (Provided)


Successful completion of KEYS Beginning and Intermediate Guitar or by permission of the instructor.

Class Information

Parents are responsible for purchasing all textbooks and supplies before the first day of class.

KEYS will invoice supply fees at the time of registration and class selection. This fee covers materials, lab supplies, and other expenses incurred by the teacher. It is a one-time fee, transferable until August, but non-refundable.

Please note the grade level for this class. Students younger than the recommended grade levels need special permission before signing up for the class. Please contact the office for more information.

What happens if a class is full? You may email to be waitlisted.

  • Category: Fine Arts
  • Subject: Guitar
  • Days: Tue, Thur
  • Times: 2:30 pm-3:25 pm
  • Grade Level: 7-12
  • Teacher: Scott Griffin
  • Monthly Tuition: $52
  • Supply Fee: $15
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