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.
A lab for guitar principals continuing the development of harmonic and voice-leading concepts introduced in ILGT-223. Various string combinations and voicing sizes will be introduced, and a more in-depth examination of modal harmonies and upper-structure triads will be developed.
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.
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.
Hands-on training with current digital equipment and electronic devices. Approaches to effective performance using various signal-processing equipment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.