Maloney Department of Music & Theatre

Guitar I: Class Syllabus

This class is intended to teach the basic elements of guitar playing technique, along with the skills necessary to read and perform guitar music. Throughout this course, students will demonstrate understanding of the following topics:

  • Basic note reading ability
  • Guitar tab reading ability
  • Basic understanding of chords
  • Chord progressions
  • The blues
  • Scales and their functions
  • Popular and standard melody
  • Ensemble/group performance

Other topics may be added as well as the class progresses. Time each period will allow for group instruction, individual practice, and individual assessment of each student.

Grading:

The grade for this class will be calculated from:

  • Class quizzes
  • Playing assessments
  • Projects throughout the semester
  • Class participation
  • Attitude and cooperation in class

The instructor reserves the right to change any aspect of this outline if the need arises.

 

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