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Guitar Ensemble

MUS 240

Guitar Ensemble

MUS 240

Course Description

Prerequisite: A minimum grade of “C” in either MUS 135 or MUS 137. Performs as a member of a guitar ensemble using proper tone and technique to create meaningful artistic interpretations of the music. Reads music effectively and understands a musical score. Communicates effectively with other musicians in a group setting. Course designed for guitarists who have experience with classical guitar technique and music reading skills. (30-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate proper classical guitar tone and technique.

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate various basic guitar techniques such as scales, arpeggios, and slurs effectively.
  • Perform basic guitar compositions utilizing a variety of timbres on guitar.

Demonstrate effective reading of guitar music.

Objectives:

  • Perform several short pieces of polyphonic guitar music.
  • Complete a basic guitar notation assignment.

Perform as a member of a musical ensemble.

Objectives:

  • Listen to and communicate with others in ensemble via musical sounds.
  • Keep rhythmic time and perform the proper notes of a composition.
  • Perform with proper dynamics and expressive devices.