Courses

e.g. AR or AR-211
e.g. Film or "Bass Lab"

Building Guitar Technique through Triads

ILGT-367

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Larry Baione
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: Guitar principals
Prerequisites: ILGT-119
Department: GUIT

This lab uses the original George Van Eps method for guitar. The student is rigorously involved in developing a triad-oriented approach to the finger board. Topics covered include harmonized scales and scale patterns, melodized triads, and free improvisations. Strong emphasis on correct technique for both right and left hands.

Polyrhythms for Guitar 2

ILGT-369

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Larry Baione
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: Guitar principals
Prerequisites: ILGT-269
Department: GUIT

This is a continuation of ILGT-269 (rhythmic displacement in comping and soloing by the use of polyrhythms and polymeters).

The Linear Style of Pat Martino: Approaches to Jazz Improvisation

ILGT-373

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Larry Baione
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: Guitar principals
Prerequisites: ILGT-119
Department: GUIT

Instrumental lab for guitar principals emphasizing performance in the style of Pat Martino. Study of études and line studies as preparation for performing transcribed solos. Application of linear concepts to improvisation.

Wes Montgomery Lab

ILGT-375

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Larry Baione
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: Guitar principals
Prerequisites: None
Department: GUIT

Study and performance of the guitar playing style of Wes Montgomery through recordings and transcribed solos featuring Montgomery's own fingerings, phrasing, etc. Focus on the artist's blues and swing feel, spontaneous improvisation, and individuality.

Show/Theater Guitar Lab

ILGT-385

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Larry Baione
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: Guitar principals
Prerequisites: ILGT-119
Department: GUIT

Performance and study of guitar books from Broadway shows, night clubs, and recording sessions.

Contemporary Sight-Reading Skills for Guitarists

ILGT-386

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Larry Baione
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: Guitar principals
Prerequisites: None
Department: GUIT

A sight-reading class for guitarists utilizing modern music in funk and jazz styles. The class will be based on a working guitarist's skills necessary to function in practical playing situations. Drills will utilize play-along recordings where class members will have to add parts on the spot. Guitar ensemble material will also be used to gain ensemble, phrasing, and intonation skills, as well as big band charts reading lines, comping chords, and improvising.

Introduction to Timpani

ILPC-281

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: John Ramsay
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: Orchestral percussion principal MUED majors
Electable by: All percussion principals
Prerequisites: None
Department: PERC

Emphasis on intervallic recognition, setting the pitch, tone concepts, rolls, dynamics, and sticking. Performance of two timpani études. 

Concert Snare Drum Techniques

ILPC-315

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: John Ramsay
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: Orchestral percussion principal PERF majors
Electable by: All percussion principals
Prerequisites: ILPD-125
Department: PERC

Technique, interpretation, and practical use of the snare drum in a solo context.

Advanced Drum Rudiments 1

ILPC-319

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: John Ramsay
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: Drum set and orchestral percussion principals
Prerequisites: ILPD-112
Department: PERC

A study of the 26 American rudiments, the Swiss rudiments, and their variations. Application of rudimental vocabulary to successful performance of solo études, including Wilcoxon's Modern Swing Solos.

Drum Set Basics

ILPD-111

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: John Ramsay
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Drum set and orchestral percussion principals; hand percussion principal PERF majors
Electable by: All percussion principals
Prerequisites: None
Department: PERC

Development of fundamental snare drum studies including grip, sticking, sticking patterns, rhythmic studies, reading, and rudimental studies. Drum set grooves and techniques will be introduced as well.

Jazz Drum Set Fundamentals

ILPD-112

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: John Ramsay
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Drum set and orchestral percussion principals; hand percussion principal PERF majors
Electable by: All percussion principals
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating 2
Department: PERC

Continued orchestral and rudimental snare drum studies along with drum set time and improvisational skills utilizing 12- and 32-measure tune forms primarily in the jazz context, including the use of brushes.

Snare Drum Techniques for the Drum Set Principal

ILPD-125

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: John Ramsay
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All percussion principals
Prerequisites: ILPD-111
Department: PERC

Study of snare drum performance techniques and reading of constant odd meters, changing meters, polyrhythms over one and two beats, and metric modulation.

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