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Course Content and Outcome Guide for MUP 180

Course Number:
MUP 180
Course Title:
Applied Guitar
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
10
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Intended Outcomes for the course

The material for the course will be presented in a lab/hands-on format.

Students will be required to perform in a final student recital and must pass a performance jury at the end of every term before moving on to the next term of study.
Students are expected to participate in chamber ensembles and are required to perform a minimum of two times per term in the weekly music area recitals.
Students will demonstrate good tone production, solid technique, rhythmic precision, proper performance practice, good musicianship perform scales and arpeggios at required tempo.
Students will learn and perform from memory representative works from contrasting styles and eras.
 

Outcome Assessment Strategies

 Methods used to evaluate student progress and the criteria for assigning a course grade should be made clear by the instructor at the beginning of the course. The individual instructor will determine the method of assessment. Assessment methods may include:

Qualitative and/or quantitative examinations
Weekly performance assignments
Public performances and music jury evaluation
 

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

First Year Required Materials (MUP 180): Classical Guitar:

The first year of study focuses on the development of fundamental technique and basic repertoire. Instructors should assign exercises, etudes and repertoire according to individual student need and ability. A minimum of at least one étude and two works from contrasting stylistic periods should be assigned each term.

Fundamentals: Sitting Position, Right Hand Technique, Left Hand Technique, Vibrato
Tone Production: Rest strokes, Free strokes
Skills: All Major and minor scales (two octaves at 60 BPM)
use Segovia scales - By end of year one students should be able to play in all keys starting on either the fifth of sixth strings

Sight-Reading: Selected excerpts in first through fifth positions.
Technique: Carlevaro - Books 2 and 3
Giuliani - 120 Studies for the Right Hand Op. 1

Pujol - Escuela Razonada de la Guitarra

Tennant - Pumping Nylon

Segovia - Major and Minor Diatonic Scales

Études and Methods: Carcassi - 25 Progressive Etudes op. 60

Brouwer - 20 Estudios Sencillos

Sor - 20 Etudes (Segovia)

Sagreras - Guitar Method books 1-3

Shearer - vol. 3 Scales and Patterns

Suggested Repertoire: Selected works by: Sanz, Milan, Dowland, Weiss, Carulli, Sor, Giuliani, Aguado, Carcassi, Tarrega etc.

Students must pass music jury and meet all requirements before advancing to next term of study.

Second Year Required Materials (MUP 280) Classical Guitar:

The second year of study focuses on the further development of technique and repertoire. Students should demonstrate knowledge of scales, fingerings and advanced guitar techniques. Assigned repertoire should include Representative works from contrasting styles and eras with eventual goal of a solo recital in the third and fourth years of study.

Tone Production: Pizzicato, Artificial and Natural Harmonics, Timbral Changes, Isolating Voices
Technique: Continue work from MUP 180
Sight-Reading: Selected excerpts in fifth through twelfth positions.
Etudes and Methods: Continue on work from MUP 180 adding more advanced sight-reading exercises, dynamics and articulation.
E.g. Villa-Lobos 12 Etudes
Suggested Repertoire: Bach - Cello and Lute Suite, Villa-Lobos - Five Preludes, Lauro - Venezuelan Valses, Scarlatti - Sonatas. Selected works from Giuliani, Sor, Tarrega, Albeniz, Pujol, Llobet, Brouwer, etc.
COMPETENCIES/SKILLS

The following skills are to be achieved to successfully meet the minimum requirement (€œC€ or €œPass€) for the course:

First Year (MUP 180):

Demonstrate guitar basics with:
Rest stroke (i,m alternating) major and minor scales played legato (not slurred), with good tone in predetermined fretboard positions from memory at 60 BPM.

Selected free stroke arpeggio patterns from suggested methods with balanced voices and good tone.

Left hand slurs (all finger combinations) played rhythmically even and dynamically balanced.

Public performance of assigned repertoire demonstrating solid technique, musicianship and proper performance practice. (minimum of two area recitals in addition to final performance.)
Sight read excerpts in positions one through five.
Participation in final recital and jury.
Successful completion of material assigned by private instructor.

Second Year (MUP 280):
Demonstrate continued development of technique, including pizzicato, tremolo, harmonics and other extended techniques.
All modes of major and minor scales played legato (not slurred), with good tone in any fretboard position from memory at 80 BPM.
Demonstrate technical ease and observe proper stylistic practice in performance of assigned repertoire. pieces from at least two contrasting styles. (minimum of two music area recitals per term).

Sight-reading in positions five through twelve.
Participation in final recital and jury.
Successful completion of material assigned by private instructor.

SUBJECT MATTER:

First Year Required Materials (MUP 180): Studio (plectrum) Guitar

The first year of study focuses on the development of fundamental technique, fretboard knowledge and student repertoire. Instructors should assign exercises and repertoire according to individual student need and ability. A minimum of at least one study and one work should be assigned each term during the first year of study. Students are required to perform in a final student recital and must pass a music jury at the end of every term before moving on to the next term of study.

Fundamentals: Basic right hand technique (tone production, alternating picking with plectrum and using the plectrum and fingers).
Basic left hand technique (slurs, trills, bends, vibrato, chord shapes).
Fret board Knowledge: Scales (major, minor and modal two-octave scales in all keys)
o Arpeggios (triad and seventh chord arpeggio two octave patterns in all keys)


Chords (basic jazz harmonies in closed positions)
Sight-Reading: Selections from jazz standards (positions one through five)
Suggested Methods and Exercises: Joe Pass - Jazz Guitar Method
Aaron Shearer - Guitar Scales and Patterns
Arnie Berle - Patterns, Scales and Modes
Herb Ellis - Jazz Guitar Method
Sal Salvador - Single String Soloing
o Suggested Repertoire: Transcribed single line and chord solos from jazz guitar greats. Selected works from the Jazz Real Book.

Students must pass music juries and meet all requirements before advancing to next term of study.

Second Year Required Materials (MUP 280): Studio (plectrum) Guitar

Second year studies continue work from year one adding more improvisation, transposition and more complex jazz harmonies. Assigned repertoire should include chord solos and memorization of jazz standards in multiple keys. Students are required to perform in a final student recital and must pass a music jury at the end of every term before moving on to the next term of study. Students are also expected to participate in jazz ensembles during private lesson study.

Fret board Knowledge: Scales: (melodic minor, whole tone, diminished, altered dominant, diminished-whole tone in all positions)
Chords: (all altered and extended harmonies in root position and corresponding arpeggios, common substitution patterns)
Sight-Reading: Selections from jazz standards (positions five through twelve)
Suggested Methods and Exercises: Joe Pass - Jazz Guitar Method
Aaron Shearer - Guitar Scales and Patterns
Arnie Berle - Patterns, Scales and Modes for Jazz Guitar
Herb Ellis - Jazz Guitar Method
Sal Salvador - Single String Soloing
Suggested Repertoire: Transcribed single line and chord solos from jazz guitar greats. Selected works from the Jazz Real Book.
COMPETENCIES/SKILLS
The following skills are to be achieved to successfully meet the minimum requirement (€œC€ or €œPass€) for the course:

First Year (MUP 180):

Demonstrate basic right and left hand technique in execution of scales, arpeggios and chords.
Public performance of assigned repertoire.
Sight read excerpts in positions one through five.
Participation in final recital and jury.
Successful completion of material assigned by private instructor.
Second Year (MUP 280):
Demonstrate continued development of jazz harmony and chord construction through fretboard application.
Demonstrate knowledge of jazz scales in all positions, two octaves.
Public performance of pieces from at least two contrasting styles.
Sight-reading in positions five through twelve.
Participation in final recital and jury.
Successful completion of material assigned by private instructor.