The Coast News Group

Take your guitar skills to the next level

ENCINITAS — Master guitarist Peter Pupping will be offering a six-week course, “Music Theory Through Guitar,” from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning Aug. 6 at Ranch View Baptist Church, 416 Rancho Santa Fe Road. The cost for the course is $175 and includes materials. To register, visit class will study the major components of music, including sound, harmony, melody and rhythm. Mastery in these areas allows musicians to embark on writing music, improvising (playing lead guitar), develop chord theory, increase your chord vocabulary, recognize chords in notation, transpose, learn what it means to play in a key and fretboard strategy.

Participants are asked to bring a guitar, pencil, eraser and a three-ring notebook with five subject dividers labeled Technique, Chords, Scales, Theory and Songs.

Peter Pupping & Friends will be performing live from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. July 27, July 28, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at Ki’s Restaurant, 2591 S. Coast Highway 101,

Cardiff By Sea. Call (760) 436-5236 for more information.