SRJC Course Outlines

10/2/2022 7:01:35 PMMUSCP 19A Course Outline as of Fall 2013

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MUSCP 19ATitle:  BEGINNING GUITAR  
Full Title:  Beginning Guitar
Last Reviewed:3/11/2013

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled1.005 min.Lab Scheduled17.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 122.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course introduces the fundamentals of guitar playing through the use of songs, exercises, solo pieces, demonstrations, and recordings. Basic technique, playing chords and melodies in the first position, and reading music are all covered in detail. Students must provide their own guitar.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course introduces the fundamentals of guitar playing through the use of songs, exercises, solo pieces, demonstrations, and recordings. Basic technique, playing chords and melodies in the first position, and reading music are all covered in detail. Students must provide their own guitar.  
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2009Inactive:Fall 2019
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2009Inactive:Fall 2019
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate proper right and left hand techniques for playing the guitar.
2. Utilize basic chords in the first position to perform various accompaniment styles.
3. Read chord symbols and tablature notation to perform songs and exercises.
4. Read and interpret music notation to perform melodies on the guitar in the first position.
5. Apply basic music theory to the guitar, including the construction of chords and transposition.
6. Perform solo and ensemble songs drawn from various musical styles.

Topics and Scope
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I. Instrument Fundamentals
    A. Care and maintenance of the guitar
    B. Tuning
    C. Proper posture and playing position
    D. Basic left and right hand techniques
II. Reading Chord Charts and Tablature Notation
III. Basic Chords (I, IV, and V7) in the Keys of C, G, D, A, E, Am, and Em
IV. Accompaniment Styles
    A. Strumming patterns
    B. Arpeggios
V. Fundamentals of Music Notation
    A. Rhythm notation and rests
    B. The notes in first position to the fifth fret
    C. Whole and half steps
    D. Sharps and flats
VI. Basic Music Theory
    A. Scales and key signatures
    B. Chord analysis in Roman numerals
    C. Transposing music to different keys
VII. Playing Songs
     A. Melody and accompaniment
     B. Solo and ensemble
    C. Repertoire
        1. Folk songs
        2. Rock & roll, blues, country/western, and other popular styles
        3. Introduction to classical guitar literature

Assignments:
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1. Weekly demonstration of performance skills.
2. Preparation of songs and exercises as assigned.
3. Quizzes on course material (1-3).
4. In-class performance of songs (melody and accompaniment).
5. Final performance exam.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 45%
Performance evaluations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 30%
Quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
30 - 45%
Attendance and participation in in-class activities and performances


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Contemporary Class Guitar. Schmid, Will. Milwaukee, WI.  Hal Leonard:  2000. (Classic text)
 
Mel Bay's Guitar Class Method, Volume 1. Bay, William. Pacific, MO. Mel Bay: 1976. (Classic text)
 
Instructor prepared materials.

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