Studies the fundamentals of sound production, music theory, and harmony as they apply to guitar. Builds proficiency in both the techniques of playing the guitar and in the application of music fundamentals to these techniques. Presents different types of guitars and related instruments. Emphasizes music as entertainment and as a communication skill. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
To provide the student with a general overall background in guitar.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
No previous musical experience is required.
The student will learn basics of guitar technique and the history and performance practice of that instrument.
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED
Discussion of live performances