Guitar Club strikes a chord within members

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Guitar Club strikes a chord within members

Members of the Guitar Club jam together during lunch in E7.

Members of the Guitar Club jam together during lunch in E7.

Kim Brodersen

Members of the Guitar Club jam together during lunch in E7.

Kim Brodersen

Kim Brodersen

Members of the Guitar Club jam together during lunch in E7.

Kim Brodersen, Student Writer

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Students join Guitar Club to learn about music and jam. What they will find is a musical family.

Guitar Club was originally founded six years ago, but it dissolved for three years when all of the members at the time graduated. Sophomores Jacob Berg and Erik Cramer didn’t even know about the old club when they decided to create a new guitar club this year.

Berg and Cramer are passionate about guitar, and they want to share their love of the instrument.

“I love guitar. I play it non-stop,” Berg said. “I want other people to feel the same way.”

The main purpose of the club is to teach students how to play guitar.

Berg said “We’re mainly focused on taking beginners who are trying to learn how to play guitar and teaching them simple things. Then [it will] eventually get more difficult.”

Cramer added, “Once you get past a learning curve, it’s going to be really fun.”

In addition, the adviser, Jaime Garcia, teaches the club about music theory.

Berg said, “Sometimes he’ll come up with his bass and play with us, and he’ll put down rhythms and things like that, and we’ll play off of them.”

Garcia said that he saw the Guitar Club as “a place where you can come and talk about music, whether it be music theory or famous musicians [or] techniques” and a place to “jam.”

The ultimate goal is for members to express themselves through guitar.

“You put your emotions into the instrument and through the music you’re playing,” Berg said.  “It’s a very big passion of mine.”

Jacob and Erik have created a club that welcomes everyone, regardless of grade level or experience.

“I think of it as a really big friendship between everyone in the club,” Berg said. “The Guitar Club is a place where members help each other out rather than pushing each other down.”

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