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MUSC 126 - Elementary Class Guitar

2 Credits
Group instruction at the elementary level; accompaniment skills; correct hand positions and fingerings; fundamental theory including melodic, harmonic and rhythmic notation.

Pre-requisite(s) MUSC 125
Course Note Previously MUSIC 126.

Quarters Typically Offered

Designed to Serve Any student with basic guitar skills.
Active Date 2011-07-25

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 15
Contact Hours: Lecture 22 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 22
Degree Distributions:
  • Humanities Area II
  • Performance

Course Outline
Approaching new music: music analysis, practice patterns & memorization exercises. Elementary musicianship. Accompaniment study. Review rest and free strokes. Sight-reading exercises and review in 1st, 2nd, & 5th positions. Identification of melodic/harmonic intervals and their inversions. Identification of triads and their inversions. Review of chord forms in root position built on the 5th and 6th strings. Music in two lines. Play and harmonize melodies using written notation and chord symbols. Minimum movement principle. Left hand ligado technique, ascending & descending. Dotted & syncopated rhythms. Simple & compound duple & triple meters. Right hand techniques: arpeggio, solid chords, rasqueado, & tremolo. Articulations: legato & staccato. Tone production: sul ponticello and sul tasto. Dynamic ranges. 5th position studies. Moveable bar chord forms of major, minor, Mm7ths , & mm 7ths in root position on the 5th & 6th strings around the circle of 5ths. Primary chords around the circle of 5ths. Major and minor scale patterns on 5th & 6th strings. Solo and ensemble performance recitals.

Student Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate elementary guitar skills with proper hand coordination and fingerboard positions, finger technique in both hands, & sight-reading.

Play & harmonize melodies using written notation as well as chord symbols.

Demonstrate melodic & harmonic transposition by sight in multiple keys.

Correctly play all major and minor scales, their primary chords (I, IV, V7 in major & I, IV, V7 in minor), and identify their key signatures.

Correctly identify melodic & harmonic intervals & their inversion.

Correctly identify triads & their inversions.

Demonstrate proficiency performing dotted & syncopated rhythms and simple & compound duple & triple meters.

Demonstrate advanced fingerings and articulations.

Perform elementary master literature from various style periods.

Demonstrate tone production: dynamics, sul ponticello, & sul tasto.

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