Guitar Department

Courses

Jacobs School Bulletin

2019-20
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The following courses are offered by the Guitar Department. Please check the Schedule of Classes for course offerings each semester and consult individual course entries in this schedule for information on course prerequisites and corequisites.

For Guitar Performance Study courses (lessons, masterclass, and recitals), please click here.

MUS  E358 - Guitar Ensemble Arranging

Study of a diverse range of arranging techniques and concepts directly applied to the guitar. Students will start with basic two-part arrangements and progress towards the creation of scores displaying twelve to sixteen parts for beginner, intermediate, and advanced educational ensembles, as well as for commercial music.

MUS  E459 - Instrumental Pedagogy

Pedagogy classes pertaining to individual instruments.

MUS  E558 - Guitar Ensemble Arranging

Study of a diverse range of arranging techniques and concepts directly applied to the guitar. Students will start with basic two-part arrangements and progress towards the creation of scores displaying twelve to sixteen parts for beginner, intermediate, and advanced educational ensembles, as well as for commercial music.

MUS  F450 - Chamber Music

Rehearsal and performance of chamber music.

MUS  F550 - Chamber Music

Rehearsal and performance of chamber music.

MUS  F551 - Practicum in Transcription for the Guitar

Guided exercises in transcribing works for the guitar originally written for piano, lute, violin, cello, or other instrument or instrumental ensemble.

MUS  L101 - Beginning Guitar Class

MUS  L102 - Intermediate Guitar Class

MUS  L103 - Advanced Guitar Class

MUS  L121 - Beginning Guitar Class and Styles

MUS  L122 - Intermediate Guitar Class and Styles

MUS  L128 - Guitar Heroes

Study and performance of the musical legacy created by guitar heroes from the 1930s to the present day. This course will investigate in a practical manner the solos, riffs, compositions, and techniques of various noteworthy guitarists who often presented new and unorthodox approaches to guitar playing conventions.

MUS  L661 - Doctoral Guitar Recital

MUS  M438 - Survey of Guitar Literature

The course is intended as an overview of the origins and evolution of the modern guitar, examining repertoire from about 1500 to the present. Students will be introduced to important guitar/vihuela composers and performers throughout history. Analysis of scores and sound selections will be an integral part of the course.

MUS  M627 - Independent Study of the Literature of the Guitar I

Survey of guitar literature to 1800. Two papers required.

MUS  M628 - Independent Study of the Literature of the Guitar II

Survey of guitar literature since 1800. Two papers required.

MUS  M538 - Survey of Guitar Literature

The course is intended as an overview of the origins and evolution of the modern guitar, examining repertoire from about 1500 to the present. Students will be introduced to important guitar/vihuela composers and performers throughout history. Analysis of the scores and sound selections will be integral part of the course.