Arts and Entertainment

Guitar class students to perform on campus

A Lehigh Valley student plays guitar during a campus performance. Credit: Kate Morgan / Penn StateCreative Commons

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Students from MUSIC 054, Beginning Guitar Class, will perform on campus for their class final at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in the music room. Students have been creating their own rendition of songs of their choice. Each student will perform two or three songs with familiar tunes from the Beatles, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Bruno Mars scheduled to be played. This event is free and open to the public.

This course provides opportunity to explore the structure of various styles of folk music while developing basic skills for playing guitar and reading guitar tablature. Meter, tonality, harmonic progressions, texture and form as well as stylistic features of various strumming techniques comprise the core knowledge that is developed through the process of playing guitar.

Course instructor Josh Klein will provide accompaniment for many of the students as they showcase their progress. Klein is formerly founder of the musician’s collective Josh Klein & Friends. He has nearly six full albums of entirely improvised music. He provides live entertainment at various clubs in the Lehigh Valley and beyond, drawing from classic popular music and his own original repertoire.

For more information, please contact University Relations at 610-285-5067 or email

Last Updated April 02, 2013