MUP 180A : Applied Music/Guitar

Provides individual private guitar instruction. Develops performance skills at the music major/minor level. Covers repertory and technique methods drawn from classical and/or jazz traditions. Includes training in performance practice and stylistic interpretation through focus on tone production, technique, fretboard knowledge, sight-reading and other aspects of musicianship as applied to the guitar.

All applied music students are required to attend weekly lessons, attend weekly performance classes, participate in public performance, and complete a music jury. A substantial amount of out-of-lesson practice time is required.

Course Outcomes

  • Use an understanding of elementary musicianship and performance etiquette to perform basic solo guitar repertory.
  • Use an understanding of elementary music literacy to prepare and rehearse basic solo guitar repertory for performance.
  • Use an elementary understanding of stylistic distinctions in basic solo guitar repertory to accurately interpret music in performance.
  • Use an elementary understanding of the guitar to continue to improve as a performer.

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1 - 2

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