Private study in basic classical guitar technique and repertoire. Emphasis will be upon classical left- and right-hand technique, playing position, posture, tone production and standard classical guitar literature. Students will begin with studies and short pieces.
Course Fees - Music: $150.00
Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Complete half of all exercises and pieces in the method book.
- Sight read all natural notes in first position.
- Read all first position chords in notation.
- Read rhythm up through eighth notes, including dotted rhythms in simple time.
Content Outline and Competencies:
I. Perform all of the exercises up to halfway in the texts. II. Perform all of the pieces in the texts up to halfway in a steady tempo that is stylistically accurate. III. Play all notes in first position from both verbal direction and music notation. IV. Sightread and play all chords in first position. V. Sight read and perform any rhythms in simple time, up through dotted eighth notes.
Method of Evaluation and Competencies:
Evaluation of student mastery of course competencies will be accomplished using the following methods:
Attendance and weekly preparation 90-100% Final performance and exam 0-10% Grading Criteria: 90 - 100% = A 80 - 89% = B 70 - 79% = C 60 - 69% = D Below 60% = F
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