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MU421 Advanced Guitar Ensemble

Course: MU421 Advanced Guitar Ensemble

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

Subject Area: Music

Type: Standard

Credits: 0.5

Course Information:

Advanced Guitar Ensemble is a course designed for students who have completed Guitar Ensemble and would like to continue playing in a group guitar setting. The course includes the study of chords, scales, and both small and large group guitar literature. This course is offered during Spring semester.

  • Experience, in rehearsal and performance, major works by master composers of various cultures, historical eras, and musical genres
  • Perform with appropriate balance, intonation, tone quality, and stage presentation
  • Participate in a structured rehearsal demonstrating understanding of each musician’s role and expectations within the rehearsal
  • Understand and apply rhythm-reading and note-reading concepts appropriate for the level of experience
  • Understand extensive music vocabulary and apply their meaning in performance and written work
  • Understand and apply a vast array of articulations within music and pedagogical exercises
  • Recognize appropriate tonality within individual parts and perform those parts with appropriate technique
  • Complete written analysis and critique of a variety of musical selections, performances, and musicians and share those documents electronically

Prerequisites:

MU420 Guitar Ensemble OR by audition