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MUS 140 - Class Guitar 1

Credits: 3
3 Skills Lab Hours

This course is an introduction to the guitar for beginners. It covers fundamental guitar skills such as music reading, accompaniment and repertoire development. Coursework integrates general music theory with basic fretboard technique.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Apply tuning methods for proper adjustment of the six strings.
  2. Compare playing positions of sitting and standing.
  3. Design a practice schedule suited for individual progress.
  4. Integrate plectrum and fingerstyle technique.
  5. Perform from notation and from memory.
  6. Demonstrate accompaniment and solo guitar approaches.
Listed Topics
  1. Holding the guitar
  2. Setup and maintenance
  3. Plectrum and fingerstyle
  4. The treble clef
  5. Rhythm
  6. First position
  7. Scales
  8. Accompaniment patterns
Reference Materials
textbook, sheet music, internet, guitar
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 12/15/2014

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