|Fine Arts and Communication Division|
|MUS 14C||ADVANCED CLASSICAL GUITAR||Fall 2012|
|2 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory.||2 Units|
|Total Quarter Learning Hours: 36 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)|
|Lecture Hours: 2||Lab Hours: 1||Lecture/Lab:|
|Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.|
|Course Status: Active||Grading: Letter Grade with P/NP option|
|Degree Status: Applicable||Credit Status: Credit|
|Degree or Certificate Requirement: AA Degree|
|GE Status: Non-GE|
|Articulation Office Information -|
|Transferability: Both||Validation: 12/07;12/09; 12/1/11|
|1. Description -|
|Continuation of MUS 14B. Covers more advanced techniques for the right and left hands. Includes reading standard notation up to the 9th position. Includes more complex solo ensemble literature. Additional class time is spent with lectures, demonstrations and performances. No public performances are required.|
|Advisory: MUS 14B; this course is included in the Guitar Class Applied Performance family of activity courses.|
|2. Course Objectives -|
|The student will be able to: |
|3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -|
|4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -|
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation -|
|7. Representative Text(s) -|
|Noad, Frederick, Solo Guitar Playing Volume 1, 4th edition, Music Sales America, 2009. |
Sor, Fernando, Twenty Studies, New York, Carl Fischer, Inc.
Carcassi, Matteo, Twenty-five Melodious and Progressive Studies, New York, Carl Fischer, Inc.
Vinson, Harvey, Editor, Complete Scales for All Guitarists, New York, Amsco Publications, 1984.
Sult, Michael, Guitar Seminar Volume I, http://www.guitarland.com/Book.pdf, 2003.
|8. Disciplines -|
|9. Method of Instruction -|
|Lecture, Discussion, Self-paced, Electronic discussions/chat, Demonstration |
|10. Lab Content -|
|Supervised in-class guitar practice |
|11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.|
|12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -|
|If the student chooses not to do a presentation, they must submit an eight page research paper with notes and bibliography. Subjects include anything related to the classical guitar from the players and composers to the physics of tone production. |
A one to two page concert review is a required writing assignment. Details on the performer(s), repertory, and location are essential; however, more value is placed on the student's critical narrative of the event.
The review should deal with aspects of the concert that are considered most important or striking. Be sure--always--to concentrate on musical matters, although brief discussions of other aspects of the concert may be included. In the process, talk about the works performed, how they were presented, how well the performers presented the music, and what made the performances effective or ineffective.
Compose your review on scrap paper. Feel free to take notes during the performance. The final version should be done on a computer or typewriter. When writing about events that occurred at the concert, use the past tense. (Example: "Although the guitarist was quite good, I thought that she was far too loud to blend well with the flute player") But when writing about a particular musical composition or work of art, use the present tense. (Example: "In Villa Lobos Choro no. 1 , the third section in E Major seems to serve as a triumphal conclusion to the struggle of the preceding three sections in E
Finally, Be Objective! Comparisons of pieces and performers should be avoided unless it is to make an argument regarding Music History or Analysis. Reviews are most effective when they are honest and show that you seriously engaged the music and performance.
|13. Need/Justification -|
|This course is a restricted support course for the AA degree in Music: General, and is transferable to CSU and UC systems. |
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