Fees: ASB card verification. Students are responsible for providing their own guitars and supplies. Assistance is available upon review.

Learning Recommendations: Students must successfully complete MUS401 - Guitar 1 or have teacher approval to register for this course.

General Description: This course is designed for intermediate to advanced guitarists. Students will be instructed in the musical concepts of melody, harmony, rhythm, and tempo as applied to the guitar. At the end of the semester, students will be able to play bass lines, chords, and read melodies in first and fifth positions using a pick, and execute finger picking patterns. The course will allow for individualized student needs and learning goals. Students will have the opportunity to participate in guitar ensembles.

Content:

  • Melody, harmony, rhythm, and tempo
  • Scales, arpeggios
  • Theory concepts
  • Chord analysis
  • Improvisation

Strategies:

  • Direct instruction
  • Hands-on work with own guitar
  • Rehearsals and performances
  • Playing exams

Equipment to be provided by Student: Acoustic guitar, case, picks, tuner (clip on tuner preferable), metronome. Assistance is available upon review.