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MUSC 127 - Intermediate Class Guitar

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

Pre-requisite(s) MUSC 126
Course Note Previously MUSIC 127.

Quarters Typically Offered

Designed to Serve Any student with elementary 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 Advanced Musicianship. Accompaniment Study. Review rest and free strokes. Sight-reading exercises and review. Ornamentation: trills, mordent, reverse mordent, appoggiatura. Musical Style: Late Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Contemporary, World Music. Flamenco technique: tremolo, rasgueado. Right hand technique: tremolo, rasgueado, Intermediate rhythm strums Articulation: staccato, staccatisimo, legato, portato, tenuto. Timbre: ponticello, sul tasto. Dynamic studies Left hand technique: minimum-movement principle, guide fingers, tension-release technique. 7th position study. Intermediate rhythms: syncopation, mixed, shifting, asymmetrical meters. Scales: relative majors & minor, chromatic, blues. Completion of the fingerboard. Moveable bar chord forms: Mm7ths, mm7ths in root position built on the 5th and 6th strings around the Circle of 5ths. Jazz chord progression around the Circle of 5ths. Solo and ensemble performance recitals

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

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

Demonstrate melodic and harmonic transposition by sight in multiple keys.

Correctly play all major and minor scales, their primary chords, and identify their key signatures.

Correctly identify melodic and harmonic intervals, triads, and their inversions.

Demonstrate proficiency performing rhythmic patterns: dotted & syncopated.

Demonstrate proficiency performing various simple and compound meters: duple, triple, quadruple, mixed, asymmetric.

Demonstrate intermediate fingering and articulation: staccato, staccatisimo, legato, portato, tenuto.

Perform Intermediate master literature from various style periods.

Demonstrate various timbres and dynamics: ponticello and sul tasto.

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