Courses

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

ILGT-247

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

Aspects of steel guitar performances in exemplary styles including Hawaiian, western swing, country, blues, and jazz. Extensive listening and study of transcribed examples. Students use their own guitars with an inexpensive accessory to learn bar control and picking methods. Exploration of alternative open tunings.

ILGT-249

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

Study of technique, repertoire, and improvisational approaches with regard to contemporary slide-guitar performance.

ILGT-251

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

Study of advanced rock and blues guitar techniques: string bending, chromatic harmony in the idiom, tone production, and repertoire. This will be accomplished through analysis of tune melodies and solo transcriptions prepared by the teacher and transcriptions completed by each individual student. Emphasis will be placed on jazz improvisation approaches and their application to rock and blues soloing.

ILGT-253

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

This lab will break down all aspects of funk guitar styles. Students will familiarize themselves with salient concepts including phrasing, time, rhythm playing, playing the pocket, harmonics possibilities, and understanding the many roles that the guitar can play in funk settings. Funk is a dialect in the musical language. As is the case with any language, students will focus on understanding and communicating in this dialect, listening to pronunciation and how sentences are phrased, and building a strong vocabulary.

ILGT-261

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

Instrumental lab for guitar principals dealing with two-octave, three- and four-part arpeggios across the guitar. Included in weekly assignments will be exercises and drill studies.

ILGT-265

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

A performance lab for guitarists focusing on combining jazz style harmonic techniques with the development of rhythmic flexibility. This course is for students who wish to develop these skills in an interactive setting.

ILGT-267

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

A Guitar Department course in which students will study methods and techniques specifically related to the accompaniment of vocalists in a variety of styles and settings. Students will learn repertoire-appropriate chord and melodic techniques, including drop two and three, voicings; walking bass techniques; chord soloing techniques; and finger- and pick-style playing; as well as techniques for working with male and female vocalists in solo, duo, trio, or larger settings.

ILGT-269

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

This lab is an introduction to rhythmic displacement in comping and soloing by the use of various polyrhythms and polymeters against a standard 3/4 or 4/4 time signature.

ILGT-271

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

A lab for guitar principals that develops approach patterns and trains the ear for improvisation in all idioms.

ILGT-275

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

A course exploring a wide range of creative, aesthetic, conceptual, and technical aspects of recording electric and acoustic guitar. Topics will include the creation of overdubbed parts in a recording session and related aspects of tone; orchestration and concept; recording media; direct recording of electric guitar; microphone use and theory applied to electric and acoustic guitar; use of equalization, compression, and other effects in a recording environment; and mixing and production concepts.

ILGT-285

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

Performance of material from Country Guitar Styles, including single-note solos, pedal steel style, folk fingerpicking, and western swing.

ILGT-319

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

Study and performance of guitar riffs, leads, and grooves as recorded by Harrison, Lennon, and McCartney. Role of the guitar in pop/rock recording and production, including triads, four-note voicings, characteristic rhythms, phrasing, effects, layering, and the mini-orchestra concept. Developing typical accompaniment patterns for contemporary songs.

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