Literature, History and Analysis
An in-depth look at some of rock's most influential guitar players. The importance of their contributions and innovations will be discussed through the use of videos, transcriptions, and recordings, along with instructor's demonstrations. Some of the players to be discussed are Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, and Steve Lukather. Students will receive transcriptions as well as a clear understanding of the development of rock guitar playing.
An examination of women's contributions to jazz and classical music in 20th-century America and the factors that influenced their careers. Students will study individual performers, composers, and all-women groups using audio and visual resources and critically evaluate the sociopolitical factors that affected their careers through lecture, discussion, and research.