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Fundamentals of Guitar

MUS 135

Fundamentals of Guitar

MUS 135

Course Description

Introduces basic written music notation, simple chords, strumming patterns, and right hand fingerstyle patterns. Performs a variety of traditional and popular songs. Enriches music skills for students and teachers. (30-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Read and perform guitar music.

Objectives:

  • Read and play treble clef notes from E to g2.
  • Read simple chord voicing.
  • Read and play simple chord charts.

Perform simple chords.

Objectives:

  • Execute all open position major and minor chords.
  • Execute select dominant seventh chords.
  • Execute 2 and 3-string barre chords.

Play songs with right hand finger-style and strumming methods.

Objectives:

  • Execute simple upstroke and down stroke strumming with a plectrum.
  • Execute right hand index, middle, ring, and thumb strokes in a variety of simple patterns.

Perform several folk and traditional songs.

Objectives:

  • Execute appropriate strumming or finger-style patterns for the rhythm of individual songs.
  • Execute chords for songs from a simple chord chart.
  • Understand and execute proper rhythm and tempo of given songs through strumming or finger-style.
  • Accompany oneself and others singing of standard songs.