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Pop & Rock

Pop & Rock 8/9

Fee: $20 (per term)

The Gish Pop & Rock course allows students to explore the world of playing in a real rock band. Students will work as a team to form their own music groups and spend class time preparing for a variety of performances. Students will experience the full range of real world demands on musicians such as: rehearsing, marketing, songwriting, performing and recording. Students will be able to learn instruments other than their primary instrument such as: vocals, drums, keyboard, guitar and bass guitar. Gish Pop  & Rock provides a remarkably dynamic music experience to all music enthusiasts. Students enrolled in Pop & Rock will be taking it in terms 2 and 3.


Students must have taken Guitar 7 or have at least one year of out-of-school music or singing lessons. The course prerequisites may be waived if a student is able to demonstrate the adequate musical skill (vocally or instrumentally) to have a positive experience in this course. This is at the discretion of the course instructor.

Enrollment Requirements

Guitarists must provide an acoustic or electric guitar for this course. A small amplifier, a patch cable and headphones must accompany electric guitars. All guitarists should provide their own guitar picks as well.

Drummers must provide their own set of drumsticks for this course.

Elmer S. Gish School