About the Course
"The Procedural/Linear Approach to Learning the Guitar" - herein referred to as "the course materials" is a 478+ page document which has been completely re-written to 1) meet the needs of the on-line community, and 2) to be able to reach those that would not normally be able to have access to such materials.
In the course materials you will find everything you need to know about the "foundational" aspects of the guitar - design characteristics, terminology, technical requirements, notation systems, repertoire, and so much more. As you will discover, every single foundational aspect of the guitar, its technique and its music will be covered in meticulous detail. Due to the extent of these course materials, it will be impossible to mention this here. However, information specific to the course materials can be gleaned from the "Introductory Materials" section of the course.
To the student
These course materials are "non-assumptive" and "associative" by design. With regards to "non-assumptive by design" - this simply means that you will never, quite literally, "be left in the dark" so-to-speak, about what it is that you will be learning. The idea that I will assume that you know something will be non-existent in these course materials.
With regards to "associative by design" - this simply means that each and every thing that you will be learning in this course is based on a common thread, that being "music". In particular, it is the goal of these course materials that they not only be explicitly written, but that these materials also focus heavily on the use of musical language - the expressed purpose in this approach being that if the music student can be taught at the very early stages of their musical development to think and talk like a musician, then those areas that have proven to be potentially, more difficult to comprehend, as a direct result of this approach at the outset, will be much easier for the music student to comprehend. This very principle has not only been used in the development and the writing of this lesson, but has in fact, been used in the development and the writing of the all of the course materials. This point is important and should therefore, be remembered.
A Special Note to Guitar Instructors
These course materials will also be of particular benefit to guitar instructors as these materials are pedagogical in design and function.
A Special Note to Music Teachers in General
As these materials are foundational in design, these materials will provide you information that will be beneficial to music students, and which is entirely due to the common thread that exists, that being "music".
Being foundational simply means that each and everything that the aspiring guitar student will be learning has a very definite beginning from which all of the other instructional materials will be based. Every single foundational aspect of the guitar, its technique and its music will be covered in meticulous detail. More than anything else, I not only have a sincere desire to pass this information on to aspiring guitar student, but I am also dedicated to ensuring that the student really and truly understands the course materials.
Due to the overall length and extent of the actual course materials, the course materials will be provided in "parts". "Part 1" for example, provides all of the material that will serve as the foundation for all of the other "parts" that follow.
About the Instructor
Dell Krauchi is an independent guitar instructor based in Maple Ridge, BC, Canada. For over thirty-eight years, Dell has been involved in various "instructional endeavors" involving music, computers, bicycling, and woodworking - all with a single objective, "to make learning truly comprehensible".
Dell loves imparting his wealth of knowledge to prospective guitar students and looks forward to hearing feedback on the years of experience that have been expressed in the materials before you.
"Welcome to the world of learning!"