The Guitar and Harp Program

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UNDERGRADUATE GUITAR COURSES


In addition to the core music and academic courses required of all performance majors, the following courses are required to complete the undergraduate performance degree in guitar performance.

HLM 314 - Lute Tablature: An introductory course designed to acquaint the student with the tablature used in writing for the vihuela, renaissance, and baroque lute. The course focuses on transcribing works from tablature into modern notation for the classical guitar.

HLM 315 - Guitar Tablature:  An introductory course designed to acquaint the student with the performance, history, and notational aspects  of baroque guitar music. The course focuses on transcribing and arranging baroque guitar music for the classical guitar.

HLM 312/313 - Guitar Literature: A two semester course studying the history of the guitar  and its literature from the renaissance through the twenty-first century. The course focuses on using this knowledge to arrive at a greater understanding of performing music from the various periods.

APC 414/415 - Electric Guitar Styles: Introduction to electric guitar technique. Emphasis on developing a pick technique, harmonic language, jazz scales and  basic jazz improvisation.

TPR 320/321 - Teaching Principles: A two semester course developing the skills necessary to become a successful classical guitar teacher. The first semester focuses on the various pedagogical schools of instruction and developing the skills to successfully teach a beginner and intermediate student. The second semester develops the skills to successfully teach an advanced student and focuses on pedagogical applications in practical teaching situations. The students will be video-taped teaching a weekly lesson. Each lesson will be critique by the faculty.

ENS 422/423 - Guitar Ensemble: The study of appropriate ensemble techniques and their applications when performing in multiple size guitar ensembles and ensembles using other instruments (four years).

ISC 500 - Instrumental Studio Class: A weekly class where students perform and are critiqued by their peers and the guitar faculty (four years).

GRADUATE GUITAR COURSES


Any of the guitar courses, not previously taken as an undergraduate, must be taken as electives in the graduate guitar program.


APC 662 - Contemporary Guitar Music From 1950 to the Present:  A one semester course dealing with the various technical and musical developments that have occurred in guitar music since 1950. Areas of specific focus will be aleatoric music, music for tape and guitar, and prepared guitar. 


TPR 520/521 - Teaching Principles: A two semester course developing the skills necessary to become a successful classical guitar teacher. The first semester focuses on the various pedagogical schools of instruction and developing the skills to successfully teach a beginner and intermediate student. The second semester develops the skills to successfully teach an advanced student and focuses on pedagogical applications in practical teaching situations. The students will be video-taped teaching a weekly lesson. Each lesson will be critique by the faculty.

ISC 500 - Instrumental Studio Class: A weekly class where students perform and are critiqued by their peers and the guitar faculty (four years).

HLM 512/513 - Guitar Literature: A two semester course studying the history of the guitar  and its literature from the renaissance through the twenty-first century. The course focuses on using this knowledge to arrive at a greater understanding of performing music from the various periods.

HLM 514 - Lute Tablature: An introductory course designed to acquaint the student with the tablature used in writing for the vihuela, renaissance, and baroque lute. The course focuses on transcribing works from tablature into modern notation for the classical guitar.

HLM 515 - Guitar Tablature:  An introductory course designed to acquaint the student with the performance, history, and notational aspects  of baroque guitar music. The course focuses on transcribing and arranging baroque guitar music for the classical guitar.
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