Walking Bass Line and Chords for Guitar
A systematic technique developing a complete rhythm section style of accompaniment playing, ideal for duo and trio situations. Class participation involves weekly performance of standard, jazz, blues, or Latin tunes.
Advanced Chord Soloing
Students will record solo guitar pieces of their choice, which may include original arrangements, transcriptions, adaptations in various genres, and Guitar Department-produced handouts. Recordings may also include chord soloing with rhythm section.
Guitar Synthesizer Lab
Applications, scope, and limitations of guitar synthesizers. Understanding the operating principles of guitar synthesizers as they have evolved with developments in technology. Discussion of appropriate performance techniques and related problems.
Electronic Effects for Guitar
Hands-on training with current digital equipment and electronic devices. Approaches to effective performance using various signal-processing equipment.
The George Benson Lab
Study and performance of the guitar playing style of George Benson through recordings and transcriptions. Students will focus on the artist's harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic styles.
Jazz/Rock Improvisation for Guitar 2
A continuation of ILGT-241, with more advanced theory and techniques. Analysis becomes secondary, and in-class performance is emphasized. Instructor demonstration is continued.
Jeff Beck Lab
Study of guitar performance skills based on the music of Jeff Beck. Concentration on intonation, tone production, transcription skills, and a variety of techniques both conventional and unorthodox.
The Jim Hall Lab
Study and performance of the guitar playing style of Jim Hall through recordings and transcriptions. Students will explore Jim Hall's conceptual approaches to rhythm, melody, and harmony.
Advanced Rock Guitar Performance Techniques
Instrumental lab for guitar principals with third-semester or higher standing. Emphasis on application of theory and musicianship concepts presented in core music studies (harmony and ear training) to modern rock guitar improvisation.
The Music of the Allman Brothers Band
This course teaches guitarists the music of the Allman Brothers band. Students will be given transcriptions and learn to play the music of the Allman Brothers Band, which will include analysis and improvisation pertaining to the harmonic structure of the tunes. Slide technique, pentatonic and modal scale applications, chord forms, and arpeggios will also be incorporated into the class.
Jimi Hendrix Lab
Study of guitar performance skills based on the music of Jimi Hendrix. Concentration on intonation, tone production, transcription skills, and a variety of techniques both conventional and unorthodox.
Solo Jazz Guitar
This lab offers an in-depth analysis of complex harmonic situations in the creation and performance of chord solos, involving mechanical voicings derived from chord scales and various reharmonization techniques.