CCOG for MUS 192 Spring 2024

Course Number:
MUS 192
Course Title:
Class Guitar II
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Course Description

Group instruction in guitar. Continues material presented in Music 191. Topics include reading notes up to the fifth position, advanced left hand technique, chord structure, flamenco technique and music theory as it applies to the guitar. Includes both solo and ensemble performance. More in depth study of the historical origins of the guitar, the repertoire and its major players. Prerequisites: MUS 191 or knowledge of first position note reading. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Students will be able to perform single line melodies and intermediate polyphonic pieces up to the fifth position.
  • Students will be able to execute musical works using beginning to intermediate classical and flamenco guitar technique.
  • Students will be able to find solutions to idiomatic problems.
  • Students will be able to construct basic harmonies on the fretboard.
  • Students will be able to interpret intermediate level music notation.
  • Students will begin to be able to identify the stylistic variations between musical genres through the use of applied music theory.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

The type of assessment will be determined by the individual instructor.
Assessment methods may include:

  • Practical examinations
  • Group work
  • Qualitative examinations
  • In-class participation
  • Quantitative examinations
  • Portfolios
  • Essays
  • Research papers
  • Performance reviews

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Reading beyond the first position
  • Intermediate classical technique
  • Beginning Flamenco technique
  • Practice routines
  • Intermediate notation
  • Basic performance practice
  • Solo performance
  • Ensemble performance
  • Harmony beyond the basic triad
  • Musical expression
  • More on Rhythm
  • The Spanish Vihuela
  • The Renaissance Lute
  • The Italian Golden Age
  • Important performers and Recordings

Competencies and Skills:

  • Perform intermediate solo and ensemble musical works using traditional classical and flamenco guitar techniques.
  • Specifically identify musical style through the knowledge of music theory.
  • Notate polyphonic pieces for performance on the guitar.
  • Identify and solve technical problems involved in performing an intermediate level musical work.
  • Construct basic harmonies across the fretboard.