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Course Content and Outcome Guide for MUC 145B

Course Number:
MUC 145B
Course Title:
Group Guitar/Bass II
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
10
Lecture/Lab Hours:
20
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Advanced beginner to intermediate instruction for guitar and bass. Includes moveable chords, scales, patterns, and song forms. Also, open tuning and slide guitar, basic soloing and accompaniment techniques. CDA: Additional lab hours may be required. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

The student will learn intermediate techniques of playing the guitar and bass.

  1. The student will be able to play barre and moveable chords.
  2. The student will be able to play basic chord progressions up and down the neck.
  3. The student will be able to strum patterns appropriate for a variety of styles.
  4. The student will be able to play rhythm accompaniment for the 12-bar blues.
  5. The student will be able to improvise solo lines using two forms of the major and minor pentatonic scales.
  6. The student will be able to create bass lines using scale pattern for a variety of styles and rhythms.
  7. The student will be able to play in Open G tuning.
  8. The student will be able to play slide guitar in standard and Open G tunings.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

The type of assessment will be determined by the individual instructor. Assessment methods may include:
  1. Group activity
  2. In-class participation
  3. Qualitative and/or quantitative examinations
  4. Practice diary
  5. Student self-evaluation

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

COURSE CONTENT
  1. Applied music theory
  2. Moveable and barre chords
  3. Common chord progressions
  4. Strumming and picking patterns
  5. 12-bar blues form and comping patterns
  6. Major and minor pentatonic scales in two positions
  7. Improvisation and developing a solo
  8. Walking bass lines
  9. Open G tuning
  10. Slide guitar in standard and Open G tunings
  11. Practice routines

COMPETANCIES AND SKILLS
  1. Perform chord progressions by using moveable chords up and down the neck.
  2. Use appropriate strumming and picking patterns for a variety of styles.
  3. Improvise solo lines using two forms of the major and minor pentatonic scales in a variety of styles.
  4. Create bass lines using scale patterns for a variety of styles and rhythms.
  5. Play the guitar in Open G tuning.
  6. Play slide guitar in Open G and standard tunings.