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Guitar and Music Theory Courses

Advanced Placement Music Theory

The course contains the study of fundamental terminology, notational skills, key signatures, and transposition.  Two-part counterpoint, harmonization of melodies and four-part realization of figured bass symbols will be studied.  Extensive melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic-ear training will be included.

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Guitar 1

This course is an introduction to performing experiences on the guitar and interpretation of simple notation.  Students learn how to play simple chords and melodies using expressive characteristics such as dynamics and tempo.  A beginning knowledge of music reading, listening skills and vocabulary appropriate to the guitar is included as a part of the course content.

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Guitar 2

The purpose of this course is to provide students with instruction in guitar using varied performance techniques.  The content should include the development of music fundamentals, guitar performance techniques and interpretation of musical notation including chord symbols.

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Guitar 3

The purpose of this course is to provide student instruction in guitar using varied performance techniques. The content of the course should include the development of music fundamentals, a wide variety of guitar performance techniques and the interpretation of musical notation as well as tablature.

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Guitar 4

The purpose of this course is to provide student instruction in guitar using varied performance techniques. The content of the course should include the development of music fundamentals, a wide variety of guitar performance techniques and the interpretation of musical notation as well as tablature. Students will also learn various improvisation techniques in a variety of musical styles.

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