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Course Content and Outcome Guide for MUC 145C

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

Course Description

Intermediate to advanced intermediate instruction for guitar and bass. Includes chord studies, chord progressions, scales, basic chord substitution. Also, open tuning and slide guitar, soloing and accompaniment techniques. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

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

  1. The student will be able to play diatonic chords in two positions.
  2. The student will be able to play chord progressions up and down the neck.
  3. The student will be able to strum patterns for a variety of styles.
  4. The student will be able to use chord substitution for a variety of chord progressions.
  5. The student will be able to solo over tonal centers using forms of the major scale.
  6. The student will be able to create bass lines using scale tones and passing tones for a variety of styles and rhythms.
  7. The student will be able to play slide guitar in standard and Open D 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 diatonic chords
  3. Diatonic chord progressions
  4. Strumming and picking patterns
  5. Chord substitution studies
  6. Patterns of the major scale
  7. Improvisation and developing a solo using tonal centers
  8. Walking bass lines - passing and leading tones
  9. Open D tuning
  10. Slide guitar in Open D and standard tuning
  11. Developing vibrato and use of common effects
  12. Practice routines and aids


COMPETANCIES AND SKILLS
  1. Perform chord progressions using diatonic chords up and down the neck.
  2. Use appropriate strumming and picking patterns to comp in a variety of styles.
  3. Use chord substitution to create harmonic interest.
  4. Improvise solo lines using forms of the major scale over tonal centers.
  5. Create bass lines using scale tones and leading and passing tones for a variety of styles.
  6. Play the guitar in Open D tuning.
  7. Play slide guitar in Open D and standard tunings.