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S18C2 Beginning Finger Style Guitar

This course is designed for those who wish to play the guitar as accompaniment to their singing, or playing in jams with others. Various right hand rhythm styles will be explored and practiced. If you currently play the guitar and use strumming techniques, this course will enhance your sound patterns. While not required, if you know a few chords and a few keys, this would be a plus. However, if you can bring a guitar to class and don't know much about it, we can begin from scratch. Much of the class time will involve practicing each new pattern to a folk song.

Instructor: Jack Presbury is a professor emeritus from JMU who retired after 37 years of training counselors. He has written several hundred songs, some of which can be found on He "plays-out" occasionally and practices his music regularly. His musical taste favors folk songs of the 1960s and acoustic singer-songwriter tunes.


Payment Information: Payment is due at time of registration and must be made by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.) There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will be redirected to the payment web site after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at or 540/568.2923.

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