Guitar Courses

Private Instruction 8 - Guitar

PIGT-412

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Larry Baione
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Guitar principals: PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIGT-411
Department: GUIT

Principal instrument study level 8 guitar.

Improvisation for Guitar 1

PSGT-211

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

Application of modes and pentatonic scales in performance with prerecorded rhythm section tapes. Comping and melodic embellishment techniques in a variety of settings (Latin/rock, jazz/rock, fusion, bossa nova, and blues). Midterm and final exams: student performance of solo with accompanying comping or rhythm part.

Improvisation for Guitar 2

PSGT-212

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Larry Baione
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: Guitar principals
Prerequisites: PSGT-211 or by audition
Department: GUIT

Continuation of PSGT-211. Application of altered scales derived from melodic and harmonic minor in performance with prerecorded rhythm section tapes. Melodic embellishment and phrasing, comping, and rhythm techniques relevant to rock/flamenco, fusion, Latin/rock, samba, and jazz waltz. Midterm and final projects: student performance of solo with accompanying comping or rhythm part.

Guitar Performance Skills

PSGT-221

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

Analysis of contemporary guitar styles and effects. Lectures by professionals in various styles. Focus on jazz, rock, and country, as well as styles of specific artists. Emphasis on performance. Assigned student projects.

Essentials of Solo and Rhythm Guitar 1

PSGT-225

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Larry Baione
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: Guitar principals
Prerequisites: PIGT-112
Department: GUIT

Instrumental class for the guitar principal emphasizing chord solo guitar styles, traditional guitar literature employing right-hand pick techniques, and rhythm guitar styles applicable to small group and orchestral performance.

Improvisation for Guitar 3

PSGT-311

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Larry Baione
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: Guitar principals
Prerequisites: PSGT-212 or by audition
Department: GUIT

Continuation of PSGT-212. Symmetric scales and additional altered modes; chord scale possibilities explored through harmonic analysis. Chord voicings and comping techniques in jazz, Latin, funk, and ballad styles. Midterm and final projects: student performance of solo and comping part with prerecorded tape.

Advanced Guitar Performance

PSGT-365

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Larry Baione
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: Guitar principals
Prerequisites: Written approval of course instructor
Department: GUIT

For advanced guitar principals, continuation of development of skills and techniques, with emphasis on guitar-centric group playing concepts and performing skills.

Recital Preparation 1 - Guitar

RPGT-311

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Larry Baione
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Guitar principals: PERF majors
Electable by: PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIGT-212 and concurrent enrollment in both ILRE-375 and PIGT-311
Department: GUIT

Taken in conjunction with ILRE-375. Includes preparation of repertoire for performances in the recital workshop.

Recital Preparation 2 - Guitar

RPGT-312

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Larry Baione
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Guitar principals: PERF majors
Electable by: PERF majors
Prerequisites: ILRE-375, PIGT-311, and RPGT-311
Department: GUIT

Includes preparation of repertoire for a public performance as a leader.

Recital Preparation 1 - Dual Principal - Guitar

RPGT-321

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Larry Baione
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Guitar principals: Dual principal PERF majors
Electable by: Dual principal PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIGT-212 and concurrent enrollment in ILRE-375 and PIGT-311
Department: GUIT

Taken in conjunction with ILRE-375. Includes preparation of repertoire for performances in the recital workshop.

Recital Preparation 2 - Dual Principal - Guitar

RPGT-322

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Larry Baione
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Guitar principals: Dual principal PERF majors
Electable by: Dual principal PERF majors
Prerequisites: ILRE-375, PIGT-311, and RPGT-321
Department: GUIT

Includes preparation of a repertoire for a public performance as a leader.

Recital Preparation 3 - Guitar

RPGT-411

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Larry Baione
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Guitar principals: PERF majors
Electable by: PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIGT-312 and RPGT-312
Department: GUIT

Includes preparation of repertoire for the jury, which must be presented successfully in order to schedule the senior recital.

Pages