CCOG for MUS 193 Spring 2024

Course Number:
MUS 193
Course Title:
Class Guitar III
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Course Description

Group instruction in guitar. Continues material presented in Music 192. Topics include reading notes up to the twelfth position, alternate tunings, altered chords, creating original arrangements and music theory as it applies to the guitar. Includes both performing as a soloist and as a member of an ensemble. Detailed study of twentieth century guitar practice and the influence of popular styles. Prerequisites: MUS 192. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Students will be able to perform intermediate polyphonic pieces up to the twelfth position.
  • Students will be able to execute musical works using intermediate to advanced classical, flamenco and modern guitar techniques.
  • Students will be able to perform musical works in alternate tunings.
  • Students will be able to create original arrangements for performance on the guitar.
  • Students will be able to interpret intermediate to advanced level music notation.
  • Students will begin to be able to compose original works for the guitar.
  • Students will be able to identify common luthier practices.

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
  • Original transcriptions and arrangements

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • The seventh position and beyond
  • Alternate tunings (scordatura)
  • Extended technique
  • Fingering solutions
  • Practice routines
  • Advanced guitar notation
  • Recognizing patterns
  • Stage presence
  • Performance practice
  • Jazz harmony
  • Creating arrangements
  • The transcribers art
  • Complex rhythmic issues
  • Composing for the guitar
  • Guitar luthiers
  • The guitar in the twentieth century

Competencies and Skills:

  • Perform intermediate to advanced level solo and ensemble musical works using traditional classical, flamenco and extended guitar techniques.
  • Create original arrangements for classical guitar.
  • Transcribe popular works for the guitar.
  • Compose original works for the guitar.
  • Identify and solve technical problems involved in performing an intermediate to advanced level musical work.
  • Construct extended and altered chords across the fretboard.
  • Identify the materials and practices used in guitar construction.