Psalms and Pstuff

Matt Retz

Psalms & Pstuff

Guitar I Class Materials for 5/15/14

by Matt Retz on Monday, May 19, 2014 11:16 AM

We spent most of our time working on songs for the year end concert.  This concert will take place during our final class of the year on 5/29.  Parents and other family are welcome, and in fact encouraged to attend!

This Week:

  • Review
  • Practice your song!


Guitar I Class Materials for 5/8/14

by Matt Retz on Friday, May 9, 2014 6:53 AM

In addition to Review, we spent time on Return of the Pentatonic and reviewed song selections for the end of year concert.  Be sure to practice!

This week

  • Review (All songs, chords, scales and power chords)
  • 'Return of the Pentatonic' master the upper octave. p 33
  • Print out and practice your song and remember to bring it to class next week.


Guitar I Class Materials for 5/1/14

by Matt Retz on Monday, May 5, 2014 2:32 PM

We spent some time this week on review.  As we wind down the year we want to be sure that we are regularly reviewing all the songs we have played to keep those chords under our fingers.

This Week

  • Review all songs to this point and power chords
  • 'Return of the Pentatonic' p 133
  • Select a song to work on for the end of year concert


Guitar I Class Materials for 03/06/14

by Matt Retz on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:20 PM

Added another song to the repertoire.  We will also be returning to the pentatonic minor scale next week so practice up.

This Week work on:

  • Review Power Chords p 29
  • Practice grabbing chords (Dm, G7, E7 and any you still struggle with) p 30
  • Ginger Brew p 31
  • Review Minor Pentatonic scale p20

Guitar I Class Materials from 02/20/14

by Matt Retz on Friday, February 21, 2014 12:07 PM

In addition to preparing for our performance Tuesday night we also learned 3 new chords.

Please report to the stage by 6PM on Tuesday, 2/25 dressed in your Holy Trinity School Mass uniform.  The performance is at 6:30.  Please bring your guitar, music and stand.

This week work on:

  • Music for the performance Tuesday
    • Three Little Birds
    • Yellow Submarine
    • Blessed Be Your Name
  • Master F Chord - "Far Far Away" p 19
  • Master Power Chords - p 29
  • Work on grabbing Dm, G7 and E7 - p30

Guitar I Class Materials from 02/13/14

by Matt Retz on Thursday, February 13, 2014 9:10 PM

We continued working on power chords and the F chord as well as the songs for our performance on 2/25.  We will be moving forward next week so be sure you have those power chords and the F chord down.  We also learned some of the "roadsigns" of music notation.

This week work on:

  • Blessed be Your Name
  • Three Little Birds
  • Yellow Submarine

Guitar I Class Materials from 02/05/14

by Matt Retz on Monday, February 10, 2014 1:21 PM

Added the final song for our performance on the 25th.  Remember to practice everyday!

This Week:

  • Master "Far Far Away" p19
  • Memorize Power Chords and be prepared to play exercises on p 29
  • 3 Songs for the performance at the parent meeting on 2/25
    • Three Little Birds
    • Yellow Submarine
    • Blessed Be Your Name

Guitar I Class Materials from 01/27/14

by Matt Retz on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 7:16 AM

Last week we started using the F chord in a song and worked some more on power chords.  Finally, we worked on music for your performance at the parent meeting on 2/25.

This Week work on:

  • Far Far Away p 17
  • Power Chords p 29
  • Three Little Birds - for 2/25 performance
  • Yellow Submarine - for 2/25 performance

Guitar I Class Materials from 01/23/14

by Matt Retz on Monday, January 27, 2014 10:42 AM

Added Yellow Submarine to our repertoire in anticipation of the 2/25 Parent Night.  Be sure to keep practicing!

This week work on:

  • Playing the F chord cleanly
  • Master power chords - Move them around
  • 3 Little Birds - for 2/25/14 Parent Night
  • Yellow Submarine - for 2/25/14 Parent Night

Guitar I Class Materials from 01/16/14

by Matt Retz on Friday, January 17, 2014 2:06 PM

This week we spent some time working on the F chord and learning the roots for power chords.  We also introduced 3 Little Birds which we will be playing for Parents Night on Tuesday, February 25 at 6:30 PM.

This week work on:

  • F chord - get all 4 strings to ring clearly
  • Power Chords - Should be able to identify the notes on the E and A strings up to the 5th fret
  • 3 Little Birds


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