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.
Advanced Brazilian Guitar Styles
A study and performance of the Brazilian guitar tradition. This course will look into the solo style of Baden Powell, teach some of the chorihnos, and continue to expand upon the repertoire of Antônio Carlos Jobim and more contemporary Brazilian composers.
Performance lab for guitar principals focusing on development of advanced reading skills. Each session will be thorough and challenging. Individual solos as well as group arrangements will be played.
Advanced Guitar Performance Lab
For advanced guitar principals, continued development of skills and techniques with emphasis on reading and group performance.