This lesson is great for a general music class that will be playing the guitar. I found a number of videos on YouTube of lute and guitar playing, including videos of Ana Vidovic which I intersperse into the lecture. Also available on YouTube are videos from the "How It's Made" series. They have a number about guitars and guitar strings. Very interesting and not terribly long. At my school, students play the guitar in guitar lab, so this is a nice introduction to the instrument and some of its many variations. *Please note that videos are not embedded in the powerpoint. I'm including a list of video links as suggestions. Feel free to use them, or your own!
Also included is a worksheet for students to complete during the lecture.
And now: includes a guitar lab powerpoint to establish procedures for students while working on guitars.