The Mastering the Guitar Class Method Short Course has been written for use in guitar classes which last for nine weeks or less. Students will receive, in a condensed form, the same high quality, sequential material contained in the Mastering the Guitar Class Method. Although designed for a shorter course, great care has been taken to provide the students with a solid foundation in technique and the fundamentals of playing guitar. Contents include: holding position, chords, strum patterns, tuning, reading single note solos in tablature and standard notation, and ensembles all in a variety of music styles. The book also contains a section on playing the blues and writing original blues lyrics. Fifty five lesson plans are available on line at melbay.com and quizzes will also be made available. This text is ideal for the exploratory course and will provide the perfect springboard for further study.