Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Begin Gtr intro

    • Guitar Body Parts - Strings - Pitch

    • Tuning The Guitar

    • Guitar Picks

    • Guitar Strings - Intro

    • Changing Steel Strings

  2. 2
    • Melody & Harmony - guitar

    • C to G Scale

    • Mary Had A Little Lamb - gtr

    • Mary Had A Little Lamb - chords

    • Mary Had A Little Lamb - play along

    • Mary Had A LIttle Lamb

    • Ode To Joy - gtr melody

    • Ode To Joy - chords

    • Ode To Joy

    • Ode To Joy - play along

  3. 3
    • Skip To My Lou - gtr melody

    • Skip To My Lou

    • Are You Sleeping - gtr melody

    • Are You Sleeping

    • Yankee Doodle

    • Yankee Doodle

    • Twinkle - gtr melody

    • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

  4. 4
    • Tom Dooley and Skip To My Lou

    • Full C and G7 chords

    • Handsome Molly

    • Down in the Valley

    • How To Play D and A7

    • Skip To My Lou in D

    • Skip To My Lou song in D

    • Tom Dooley in D

    • Tom Dooley song in D

    • Handsome Molly in D

    • Handsome Molly song in D

    • Down In The Valley in D

    • Down in the Valley in D

    • How To Play G and D7

    • Begin - Skip in G

    • Begin Gtr - Tom Dooley in G

    • Begin Gtr - Handsome Molly

    • Begin Gtr - Down in the Valley

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Guitar & Mandolin Instructor

John Holenko

John Holenko received degrees in Classical Guitar performance from the New England Conservatory, and the University of Southern California. John Holenko has performed on classical guitar, steel-string guitar, mandolin, and historic instruments throughout the United States and in Europe with the early music group Sonus, The Hungry Monks, an eclectic, acoustic ensemble that plays a wide variety of traditional and original music, and with Porto Seguro, an ensemble playing Brazilian chorus and bossa nova. John has performed with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, and the Spoleto Orchestra. Mr. Holenko is very active in music education through his teaching studio Hungry Monk Music, American Music Systems, residencies through the South Carolina Arts Commission, Charlotte Children’s Theatre in Charlotte, NC, and at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center in Ohio, where he has also been Artist-in Residence. John has made a number of recordings including a solo guitar recording, three Hungry Monks recordings, and guest appearances on several other artists recordings. Mr. Holenko has published several editions with Mel Bay Publications.