Guitar Department

Elective Program

The Secondary/Elective Guitar Program provides elective guitar instruction and elective guitar classes for non-music majors.

Coordinator

Petar Jankovic
Adjunct Lecturer of Music
E-mail: sguitar@indiana.edu
Web site: www.petarjankovic.com
Phone: (812) 855-9412

To leave a message for the Coordinator, or to ask a question, click sguitar [at] indiana [dot] edu.

Elective students in Guitar Department can choose between following courses:

MUS  L121 - Beginning Guitar Class and Styles (3cr.) IUB A&H GenEd credit.

This course is as an introduction to popular guitar styles and techniques. Students learn this (1) by building rudimentary guitar playing skills in a classroom lab setting (playing basic open and bar chords in songs, learning how to read tabs and music, and learning basic fingerstyle), and (2) by learning about guitar history/styles and developing critical listening skills in a lecture setting. IUB A&H GenEd credit. No previous experience required.

MUS  L122 - Intermediate Guitar Class and Styles (3cr.) IUB A&H GenEd credit.

This course is an expansion on contemporary popular guitar styles and techniques learned in L121, and more in-depth survey on specific styles and guitar performances and advancement on critical listening skills acquired in L121 in a lecture setting. Prerequisites: L121 or L101 and/or ability to read music and play chord structures proficiently. IUB A&H GenEd credit.

MUS  L101 - Beginning Guitar Class (2cr.)

This course is intended as an introduction to popular guitar styles and techniques by building rudimentary guitar playing skills: basic open and bar chords, learning how to read tabs and music, and learning basic fingerstyle. No previous experience required.

MUS  L102 - Intermediate Guitar (2cr.)

This course is intended as an expansion on contemporary popular guitar styles and techniques learned in L101. Prerequisites: L101 and/or ability to read music and play chord structures proficiently.

MUS  L103 - Advanced Guitar Class

Introduction to Classical guitar music and techniques with expanding on music reading to the  level of basic sight reading. Prerequisites:  L102 and/or ability to read music on guitar and play basic finger styles proficiently.

MUS L100/L700/Z110/Z710 - Individual classical guitar lessons (2cr.)

Individual classical guitar lessons, 50 minutes each week. Additional applied fee. Time scheduled with instructor. Classical guitar required. No previous experience required.

MUS  MUS-X1 - All-Campus Guitar Ensemble (1 cr.)

The All-Campus Guitar Ensemble is formed by guitarists of all levels and open to all IU students regardless of their major. The ensemble is ideal for students that want share their musical talent around campus and join IU’s large guitar community.

The ensemble performs a wide variety of musical styles while blending several types of guitars such as classical, acoustic, electric, bass guitar and others. All types of guitar are welcome.

Students can register for the All-Campus Guitar Ensemble by adding MUS-X1 (section - All-Campus Guitar Ensemble/1 credit) to their schedule. Registration is open for students that have taken guitar courses at IU such as MUS-L 101, 102, 121, 122, Z110 or for guitarists with equivalent experience. The ensemble is for guitarists of all levels (basic, intermediate and advanced), no audition is required.

Rehearsals: Mondays, 7:00-8:20 PM, MC 040

Ensemble Director: Daniel Duarte  dduarte@indiana.edu

MUS-128, Guitar Heroes (2 cr.)

Performance study of the musical legacy created by Guitar Heroes such as Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Charlie Christian, Jymmi Page, Frank Zappa, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Eddie Van Halen and many others. This course will investigate in a practical manner the solos, riffs compositions and techniques of various noteworthy guitarists that often presented new and unorthodox approaches to guitar playing conventions. Learn how to play like a Guitar Hero!

Learning outcomes:

Basic historical background of important Guitar Heroes

Learn how to play several solos/licks by studied Guitar Heroes

Execute different types of accompanying techniques 

Acquire practice tools to improve aural skills

Improve rhythm guitar vocabulary

Ability to play and identify techniques and effects

Improve reading skills (staff and tabs)

Improve overall guitar technique 

Fretboard mastery via practical elements