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MUSC 288  Guitar Techniques and Methods  Units: 3.00  
Study of the principles of playing guitar through performance, and examination of salient repertoire and pedagogical resources. Topics include playing and accompaniment techniques, range, fingerings, handling, care and maintenance. Students will examine how guitar playing techniques can be transferred to ukelele and salient repertoire for teaching.
NOTE Student must provide their own instruments.
Learning Hours: 114 (36 Lecture, 78 Private Study)  
Requirements: Prerequisite (Registration in a MUSC or MUTH Plan) or (MUSC 104 or MUSC 105) or permission of the School. Equivalency MUSC 188.  
Course Equivalencies: MUSC188 & MUSC188B  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate appropriate technique and expressive abilities when performing a variety of styles on the instrument.
  2. Describe and demonstrate the fundamental principles associated with the guitar using appropriate terminology (e.g. maintenance on the guitar, including tuning, string changes and truss rod adjustments, reading tablature, fretboard diagrams and chord charts).
  3. Identify, interpret, develop or select some pedagogical resources including repertoire to support others as they learn this instrument.
  4. Transfer guitar skills to read and perform music for ukulele