Guitar II is an Eighth Grade Elective that meets during the Spring Semester, three times a week for a forty minute period. This class is a continuation of Guitar I for beginners or for students who have had some earlier experience performing on guitar allowing students to develop their musicianship by performing more advanced material. Basic theory skills will be increased to learning to perform seventh chords, minor triads and scales. Students’ sight-reading capabilities will be challenged to perform advanced syncopation and sixteenth-note rhythms. The guitarist’s improvisational techniques will also continue “moving up the neck.” Students will also be introduced by the end of the course to more-challenging guitar playing that includes Finger-picking, Barr chords, and advanced chord strumming.