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Course Number:
MUP 293C
Course Title:
Applied Music/Guitar II
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Course Description

Provides individual private guitar instruction. Develops applied performance skills at the music major/minor level. Draws repertory and technique methods from classical and/or jazz traditions. Includes training in performance practice and stylistic interpretation through focus on tone production, technique, fretboard knowledge, sight-reading and other aspects of musicianship as applied to the guitar. Prerequisites: MUP 293B.

Addendum to Course Description

All applied music students are required to attend weekly lessons, attend weekly performance classes, participate in public performance, and complete a music jury. A substantial amount of out-of-lesson practice time is required.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Use an understanding of advanced -level musicianship and performance etiquette to prepare and rehearse advanced solo guitar repertory.

Use an understanding of advanced music literacy to prepare and rehearse advanced solo guitar repertory for performance.

Use an understanding of stylistic distinctions in advanced solo guitar repertory to accurately interpret music in performance.

Use an advanced understanding of the guitar to improve as a performer.

Aspirational Goals

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

Course Activities and Design

The material for the course will be presented in a one-on-one 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 performance area recitals.

Students will demonstrate good tone production, solid technique, rhythmic precision, proper
performance practice, good musicianship and perform scales and arpeggios at required tempi.

Students will learn and perform from memory representative works from
contrasting styles and eras.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Public music performance of material covered in lessons.

Completion of music jury at the end of the term - featuring qualitative and quantitative demonstration.

Attendance and participation in applied performance sessions.

Participation and preparation of material assigned during lessons.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

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
inlcude representive 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 twelefth 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.

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.